Upcoming Events

Wellness
Yoga in the Conservatory – Wednesdays 6:00

Wednesdays beginning August 25, 6:00 – 6:45 PM for 6 weeks

Practice yoga in the tropical Hughes Conservatory after public hours with Ames Parks and Recreation instructor Kathy Vince. Classes will focus on breath and movement, resulting in a flowing and mindful practice that stretches and strengthens to bring balance to body and mind.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own mats to class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Tuesday, August 24.

$48 RG Members/Ames Residents
$60 General Public/Non-residents
$41 ISU Students

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Wellness
Beginner Tai Chi at the Gardens

Thursdays, beginning August 26, 6:00 – 6:45 PM for 6 or 12 weeks

Tai Chi techniques have many benefits for health and well-being including flexibility, stress reduction and balance. Join Felicitas Avendano, a student of Tai Chi, in a beginner level class surrounded by the serenity of the Gardens. You will learn the basic postures, movement, and breath work to get you started. You will also begin learning the first movements of the Yang style Tai Chi form.

An indoor space will be provided. Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, August 25. 
Select 6 or 12 weeks within the registration.

6 WEEKS:
$51 RG Members/Ames Residents
$68 General Public/Non-residents
$43.50 ISU Students

12 WEEKS:
$102 RG Members/Ames Residents
$136 General Public/Non-residents
$87 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, September 23, 10:15 AM

Join us outdoors weekly for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult.

No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for General Public

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, September 30, 10:15 AM

Join us outdoors weekly for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult.

No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for General Public

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PYOP: Plant Pots with the Workspace

Monday, October 4, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Come to the Gardens for a special Paint-Your-Own-Pottery program! Choose an adorable vessel for a small indoor plant – perfect for a starter or a small succulent. The Workspace will guide you in the basics of painting pottery in a rainbow of colors, and then take your pots back to fire in their kiln.

Plan to spend 1-2 hours painting, then pick up your piece from The Workspace in about a week.
Registration with pre-payment is required by Sunday, October 3.

$30 Members
$40 General Public
$25.50 ISU Students

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Wellness
Beginner Tai Chi at the Gardens (second 6-week session)

Thursdays, beginning October 7, 6:00 – 6:45 PM for 6 weeks

Tai Chi techniques have many benefits for health and well-being including flexibility, stress reduction and balance. Join Felicitas Avendano, a student of Tai Chi, in a beginner level class surrounded by the serenity of the Gardens. You will learn the basic postures, movement, and breath work to get you started. You will also begin learning the first movements of the Yang style Tai Chi form.

An indoor space will be provided. Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, October 6. 

$51 RG Members/Ames Residents
$68 General Public/Non-residents
$43.50 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, October 7, 10:15 AM

Join us outdoors weekly for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult.

No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for General Public

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Events
Bonsai Show

October 9 – 10, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Reiman Gardens and the Iowa Bonsai Association (IBA) welcome you to their annual Bonsai Show, Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bonsai, an ancient Asian art form that weds plant horticulture and art, is a rapidly growing and popular passion in the West.

The Iowa Bonsai Association and its sister club from Eastern Iowa will have a formal display of some of the finest bonsai in Iowa. IBA docents will be available to walk you through the show and answer your bonsai related questions. Bonsai styling and design demonstrations will run concurrent with the show. Come sit, relax and ask questions as bonsai artists work their magic.

The theme for this years’ event is Bonsai 201: Beyond the Basics. On Saturday, October 9, at 1:00 p.m. there will be three bonsai artists demonstrating and discussing advanced bonsai styling techniques.

On Sunday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m., Ivan Hanthorn returns with a demonstration of Kusamono and beyond. Hanthorn will share a critical view of Kusamono, a collection of plants designed to be viewed either in accompaniment with bonsai or alone.

IBA and an area bonsai vendor will sell bonsai and all bonsai related materials, tools and pots.

No registration is required to attend the Bonsai Show. Free for members and Iowa State University students with student ID. Cost of admission for the public.

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Scientific Insect Drawing

Mondays beginning October 11, 6:00 – 7:15 PM, for two weeks

Draw directly from your choice of the Gardens' insect and arachnid specimens in a scientific style with guidance from Illustrator Kelsey Wilson. Students will learn about scientific documentation and pick up some drawing and inking techniques.

No experience necessary, all materials provided.
Preregistrations with prepayment is required by Sunday, October 10.

$65 Members
$87 General Public
$55.25 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, October 14, 10:15 AM

Join us outdoors weekly for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult.

No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for General Public

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