Media inquiries may be directed to Maria Teply, Reiman Gardens’ Communications Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-294-4169, or find contact information for other Reiman Gardens’ staffers here.
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Educate, enchant, and inspire an appreciation of plants, butterflies, and the beauty of the natural world.
Master Site Plan
Reiman Gardens’ new master site plan was unveiled in early 2016 and will guide the direction of the physical spaces in the Gardens for the next 20 years. Find out more about our master plan here.
The Gardens’ strategic plan guides the financial and programmatic goals of the Gardens. We have four overarching transformative goals. Goal I is to attract and serve a large and broad audience through exceptional experiences. Goal II is to operate and maintain Reiman Gardens’ collections, gardens, and butterfly exhibits to the highest standards. Goal III is to become an indispensable part of Iowa State University. Goal IV is to develop the financial, human, and infrastructure resources to support the mission, vision, and goals to the highest level. The strategic plan may be viewed in its entirety here.
Reiman Gardens’ creates an all-encompassing annual report with updates from each of its departments over the past year. View the 2017 annual report here.
Learn about Reiman Gardens including its history on the Iowa State campus, the benefactor, the architects and garden designers who designed it, and its use of theme years to tie the everything together from garden displays, to events, to items in the Gift Shop.
Go Behind the Scenes with our YouTube Channel
Find out more about Reiman Gardens on our YouTube channel. Go behind the scenes to see the inner workings of the Gardens, or learn something from one of our expert horticulturists, or find out more about butterflies.
In the News
2017 Best of Story County – Wedding Venue
In the Best of Story County, Reiman Gardens was voted as the best wedding venue in 2017.
2016 Best of Story County – Wedding Venue
In the Best of Story County, Reiman Gardens was voted as the best wedding venue in 2016.
2013 Outstanding Tourism Experience
Reiman Gardens has been named an Outstanding Tourism Experience for 2013 by the Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa. We are honored to receive such a wonderful award. We could not do it without all of our visitors, members, donors, and volunteers. Thanks to everyone!
2009 People’s Choice – Site of the Year
Reiman Gardens in Ames received “People’s Choice – Site of the Year.” For the first time, SSNHA called for nominations and asked partner sites and visitors to vote online for their favorite site of the year.
2008 Arts in the Workplace Award
Presented by the Ames Community Arts Council, this award is presented to the organization that incorporates art into its business in a creative way.
2008 Attraction of the Year Award
The Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa presented Reiman Gardens with the Attraction of the Year Award for communities over 10,000 population.