Upcoming Events

Events
CANCELED: Independence Day Fireworks

July 3 from 6:00 p.m. until the close of the fireworks

If it rains on July 3, Ames' fireworks will be moved to July 5.  In that case, unfortunately Reiman Gardens will NOT be open late for fireworks.

Reiman Gardens is open all day on July 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to the conclusion of the fireworks display which is across the street from the Gardens.

Visitors may bring their folding chairs, coolers with food and drinks. No fireworks or sparklers are allowed inside the Gardens.

Free for members and ISU students
$9 general public ages 13+
$8 general public seniors 65+
$4.50 general public youth 2-12
Free for youth under 2

Reiman Gardens will also be open on July 4th, so bring your family for some fun.

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Art
Plein Air Painting in the Garden

Sunday, July 5, 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.
Please note: come prepared for an outdoor class (indoor location available in case of severe weather).
Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, July 2.

$55 Members
$68.75 General Public
$46.75 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Connection

Thursday, July 9

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
CANCELED: Garden Art Fair

Sunday, July 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Reiman Gardens is proud to host their annual Garden Art Fair. Come enjoy the work of nearly 60 new and returning artists who will be displaying and selling their garden and nature inspired art featuring jewelry, painting, pottery, woodwork, glass, home décor, photography, sculpture, fabric arts, and more.

While here, visitors can view and buy a variety of high quality art as well as all of the Gardens’ features: the summer blooms, the Hughes Conservatory, the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing and the Gift Shop.

No preregistration required. To make the event more accessible to all, Reiman Gardens will feature a reduced admission rate for the public: $8.00 for general admission, $7.00 for seniors ages 65+, $3.50 for youth ages 2-12, and free for youth under 2. Admission is free for Reiman Gardens’ members and ISU students with a student ID.

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Youth & Family
Going Digital: Plant Pals and Junior Master Gardeners

Tuesday, July 14, 10:00 – 10:40 AM

Growing kids by igniting a passion for learning through unique gardening education. (Programs offered Tuesday mornings July 14 - August 11)

Join us for a weekly virtual version of Plant Pals and Junior Master Gardeners! Learn about the gardening process and explore how plants grow. This program engages children in novel, “hands-on” learning experiences that promote a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. Perfect for youth K-3rd grades. Programs will involve a live introduction, followed by a video lesson and live Q&A – then visit the PPJMG space in the Edible Garden on your own to see the progress in person!

Pre-registration is required by Sunday, July 12. This program is DIGITAL VIA ZOOM. You must have access to at least the free version of Zoom to participate. You will receive a protected link on Monday for your household to join on Tuesday.

$5 Member Household
$15 General Public Household

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Connection

Thursday, July 16

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: Hummingbirds

Thursday, July 16, 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! Face coverings are highly encouraged.

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

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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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Youth & Family
Going Digital: Plant Pals and Junior Master Gardeners

Tuesday, July 21, 10:00 – 10:40 AM

Growing kids by igniting a passion for learning through unique gardening education. (Programs offered Tuesday mornings July 14 - August 11)
Join us for a weekly virtual version of Plant Pals and Junior Master Gardeners! Learn about the gardening process and explore how plants grow. This program engages children in novel, “hands-on” learning experiences that promote a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind.

Perfect for youth K-3rd grades. Programs will involve a live introduction, followed by a video lesson and live Q&A – then visit the PPJMG space in the Edible Garden on your own to see the progress in person!

Pre-registration is required by Sunday, July 19. This program is DIGITAL VIA ZOOM. You must have access to at least the free version of Zoom to participate. You will receive a protected link on Monday for your household to join on Tuesday.

$5 Member Household
$15 General Public Household

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Connection

Thursday, July 23

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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