Upcoming Events

Therapeutic Horticulture
Floral Design SERIES 2019

Third Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of floral design from State Fair Master Flower Show judge and floral designer Sandy Gossman while creating beautiful arrangements to take home. Each month features a different style of arrangement, from vase designs to centerpieces, to contemporary designs using structural oasis. Learn the tips and skills used by professionals and create own one-of-a-kind floral designs.
Take one class, pick four, or sign up for all twelve and to receive deep savings and a certificate of floral design from Reiman Gardens!

SERIES: $398 / $498 / $338
PICK-4: $150 / $188 / $128
PER CLASS:
$44 Members
$55 General Public
$38 ISU Students

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Gardening & Insects
HOME GARDENING SERIES 2019

One Tuesday each month (check dates below), 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join staff and guest speakers at Reiman Gardens for a new educational series designed for the home gardener. Featuring a different topic each month, expand your knowledge of plant care, lawn and garden design, seasonal to-do’s and much more. Register for individual classes, or sign up for the series to receive a discount.

Members $16 per class / $170 series
General Public $20 per class / $215 series
ISU Students $13.60 per class / $145 series

DATES & TOPICS:
January 15: From Grass to Garden: Transitioning Your Yard into a Gorgeous Garden Space
February 5: Food in Front: Planting Vegetables in the Front Yard
March 5: Planting & Seeding
April 9
: Building a Rain Garden
May 7: Stretching and Strengthening for Gardeners
June 4: Basic Garden Maintenance
July 9: Building a Fire Pit
August 6: Weaving (& Overwintering) Tropical Plants in a Midwest Yard
September 10: Simple Question September
October 8: Soil Health
November 5: Putting the Garden to Bed
December 10: Accessible Gardening: Raised Beds, Mobile Beds, and Tabletop Gardens

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Gardening & Insects
Plant Walk SERIES 2019

Third Thursdays each month, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

What IS that plant? Get to know the works of art in our living museum from the expert herself – join Lindsey Smith, Reiman Gardens’ Plant Collections Curator, for in-depth walking tours of the plants and flowers that make this place so special.
Sign up for the series, or select individual classes. Preregistration with prepayment two days in advance is required. Walks occur rain or shine!

SERIES:
$36 Members, ISU Students
$80 General Public
FREE for RG Tour Docents

PER CLASS:
$5 Members, ISU Students
$12 General Public
FREE for RG Tour Docents

TOPICS:
April 18: Spring Bulbs and Ephemerals
May 16: Butterfly Host and Nectar Plants
June 20: ISU Introductions
July 18: Native Plants of Iowa (Woodies, Prairie Plants, Perennials)
August 15: Edible and Medicinal Landscaping
September 19: Hummingbird Nectar Plants
October 17: Fall Color Walk
November 21: Conservatory
December 19: Butterfly Wing

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Therapeutic Horticulture
Floral Design PICK-4 2019

Third Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of floral design from State Fair Master Flower Show judge and floral designer Sandy Gossman while creating beautiful arrangements to take home. Each month features a different style of arrangement, from vase designs to centerpieces, to contemporary designs using structural oasis. Learn the tips and skills used by professionals and create own one-of-a-kind floral designs.
Pick 4 of your favorites for a discount!

PICK-4:
$150 Members
$188 General Public
$128 ISU Students

TOPICS:
Sep 17 Game Day Arrangements
Oct 15 Trick or Treat: Tabletop Displays
Nov 19 Red Rover: Autumn Vase Arrangements
Dec 17 Light Bright: Holiday Centerpieces

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Therapeutic Horticulture
Floral Design: Red Rover: Autumn Vase Arrangements

Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Play with autumn grasses and fall flowers in a vase arrangement featuring red rover chrysanthemums. Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.

$44 Members
$55 General Public
$38 ISU Students

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Education Program
Behind the Scenes: Deck the Hall and More: Holiday Lighting and Décor Installation

Wednesday, November 20, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

How do we decorate the whole Gardens for the holiday season? With lots of planning and help! Come get an insider’s view of the process, from how we plan the décor to how we store the ornaments. Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens.

Free for Members & Volunteers
$10 for the General Public (includes admission)

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Gardening & Insects
Registration full.
Black Light Butterfly Roosting

Thursday, November 21, 4:40 – 5:40 p.m.

Join Nathan Brockman, Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing Curator, for a special black-light butterfly show. Learn the science behind the way many butterfly patterns fluoresce when exposed to UV light, and view them in a new way as they clump together and begin roosting for the night.
Preregistration with prepayment is required by Tuesday, November 19.
Register early - this fills up fast!

Free for Butterfly Wing Docents, Volunteers
$10 Members, ISU Students
$12.50 General Public

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, November 21, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

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

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Gardening & Insects
Plant Walk: Conservatory

RESCHEDULED to Thursday, November 14, 11:00 - 11:45 AM due to Conservatory Changeout.

Thursday, November 21, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

What IS that plant? Get to know the works of art in our living museum from the expert herself – join Lindsey Smith, Reiman Gardens’ Plant Collections Curator, for in-depth walking tours of the plants and flowers that make this place so special. Sign up for the series, or select individual classes.
Preregistration with prepayment two days in advance is required. Walks occur rain or shine!

$5 Members, ISU Students
$12 General Public
Free for RG Tour Docents

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Events
Members-Only RG Express Holiday Train Party

Friday, November 22, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us in welcoming back the RG Express holiday train! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for this event. Cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be served during this family-friendly evening reception. Come see the miniature train, bridges and ISU buildings along with the debut of our brand new building, the Reiman Gardens Butterfly Wing. Find out more about the RG Express holiday train.

An RSVP is REQUIRED to attend. Please RSVP by Friday, November 15 at 12:00PM to the Membership Coordinator at rgmembership@iastate.edu or 515.294.3755.

 

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