Upcoming Events

Art
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Beginning Watercolor

6-week program beginning Tuesday, July 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join Creative Department artist Yvonne Brune for a 6-week watercolor course exploring the beauty of the Gardens. Sketch butterflies, flowers, or plants, and learn skills and build techniques with watercolor paints. All experience levels welcome!

Class will be outdoors as well as indoors - please come prepared.
Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, July 19.

$85 Members
$105 General Public
$72.50 ISU Students

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Art
Drawing Textures in the Garden

This program has been canceled. 

2-week program starting Sunday, August 9, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Explore the natural patterns and surface textures the gardens has to offer and create your own ink pen and charcoal masterpiece. This is a great opportunity to make art outside and to learn some new materials and techniques.

Preregistration and prepayment required by Thursday, August 6.
Please note: come prepared for an outdoor class (indoor location available in case of severe weather).

$68 Members
$85 General Public
$57.80 ISU Students

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Art
Felted Creations: Bees, Butterfly, and Flower Magnets

This program has been cancelled. 

Saturday, August 15, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Megan Hammer of Art Grows Wild to create your very own 3-D needle-felted magnets! You’ll go home with three adorable garden-inspired magnets to adorn your fridge this spring. Choose between a ladybug, bumble bee, flower, or one of each!

All materials provided. Preregistration required by Thursday, August 13
NOTE: Pandemic precautions required.

$40 Members
$50 General Public
$34 ISU Student

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Connection

Thursday, August 20

This much-loved story and nature hour has temporarily moved online. See new videos weekly and visit the Gardens for follow up explorations and outdoor activities.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/ReimanGardens AND http://youtube.com/ReimanGardens to check it out!

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Gardening & Insects
Plant Walk: Medicinal Plants

Thursday, August 20, 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! NOTE: pandemic precautions required.

$10 Members
$12.50 General Public
$8.50 ISU Students
Free for RG Tour Docents

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Rust and Tea Dyeing

Saturday, August 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn to dye silk and cotton fabrics with rust and tea. Make BEAUTIFUL patterns, textures, and impressions with this simple but fascinating technique. All materials provided, but if you have a rusty jar of nails or similar items that you'd like to use or share, please feel free to bring them! You will make and take home your own square of cotton fabric and a silk scarf.

All ages 12+ welcome. Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, August 20. NOTE: Pandemic precautions required.

$50 Members
$62.50 General Public
$42.50 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Connection

Thursday, August 27

This much-loved story and nature hour has temporarily moved online. See new videos weekly and visit the Gardens for follow up explorations and outdoor activities.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/ReimanGardens AND http://youtube.com/ReimanGardens to check it out!

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Connection

Thursday, September 3

This much-loved story and nature hour has temporarily moved online. See new videos weekly and visit the Gardens for follow up explorations and outdoor activities. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ReimanGardens AND http://youtube.com/ReimanGardens to check it out!

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Events
Reiman Gardens After Hours

Friday, September 4, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening at Reiman Gardens. After Hours is a special opportunity to experience the magic of Reiman Gardens at dusk.

To make this a COVID-19 safe event, we will NOT have a catered dinner.

Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs or blankets. Limited bench seating is available but no tables/chairs.

Bring a picnic and pay at the door. No preregistration required.

Free for members and ISU students with ID.

$10 for general admission, $9 for seniors ages 65+, $5 for youth ages 2-12, and free for youth under 2.

 

 

 

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Plein Air Painting in the Garden

Sunday, September 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Students of all skill levels will learn to paint the colors and textures of the Gardens in the French tradition of painting “en plein air,” or outside. Artist and illustrator Kelsey Wilson will demonstrate her process and provide painting techniques and helpful tips about painting open spaces. Materials provided.

NOTE: come prepared for an outdoor class (indoor location available in case of severe weather). Pandemic precautions are required.
Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, September 3.

$55 Members
$68.75 General Public
$46.75 ISU Students

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