Intern Blog

Hello, Cooper Christensen here again! Today I’m going to talk about what my team and I work on every week to keep Reiman Gardens looking spiffy. To start with, my team of three always has opening activities. This includes watering all the annuals and newly planted perennials, filling up fountains, […]

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Movement and growth are intertwined. Movement is most visible as we remember how things once were, even as we see the now. As this is my final blogpost, I want to focus on the movement and growth of myself from the beginning of this internship to these final weeks. During […]

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Hi everyone, special events intern here with one last blog post for the summer! You may have noticed if you have visited the Gardens lately or driven past on University, there are some cool sculptures! This year Reiman Gardens’ theme for 2018 is Movement and here we are lucky to […]

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Hi everyone, it’s Richa once again. This time I wanted to talk about the Gardens’ theme of the year, Movement and the exhibit Wind, Waves and Light and how it correlates with Reiman Gardens’ mission statement – educate, enchant, and inspire an appreciation of plants, butterflies, and the beauty of […]

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These past few weeks at Reiman Gardens I have really been focusing my thoughts around our theme for the year: Movement. My deeper understanding of this theme was rooted during my education rotation opportunity when I went through docent training for guiding tours of the George Sherwood Wind, Waves, and […]

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Hey guys! This is my 11th week here as the Special Events Intern and man does time fly when you’re having fun! When working in events, you’re on your feet a lot. Being the Special Events Intern means you’re behind the scenes a lot. My work goes into planning and […]

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Hello Reiman Gardens fans! My name is Cooper Christensen. I am one of the two Outdoor Horticulture Interns for the summer. Currently, I’m about to start my senior year in the Horticulture major with the specific option of study in Landscape Design. In addition, I hope to get my minor […]

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Hello! My name is Richa Patel, and I am the Plants Collection and Records Intern here at Reiman Gardens. I’m a junior at Iowa State University studying Landscape Architecture. I have been working at Reiman Gardens for almost two months now, and I’m really loving this place. I work with […]

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Hi all, Veronica here one last time! For my last blog post of my summer internship I wanted to talk a little bit about the theme this year, Movement, and how it ties into my work in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing. The theme is evident all around the Gardens, […]

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Reiman Gardens is full of fun ways you are able to move. Movement is Reiman Gardens theme for 2018. With this theme it allows for the staff at Reiman Gardens to be creative in how we can tie movement into the Gardens. For the summer exhibit we were lucky enough […]

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