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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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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Events
Gift Shop Holiday Open House

Saturday - Monday, November 23 - 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Start your holiday shopping at the Reiman Gardens Gift Shop’s Holiday Open House with 30% off all regularly priced merchandise! Deals as good as this don't happen often in the Gift Shop, so take advantage of it while you can. You'll find something for everyone on your list. You can't go wrong at the Gift Shop, and all your purchases go back to benefit the Gardens. It's a win-win!

Admission is always free to visit the Gift Shop and members receive 10% off daily.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 IS A HOME FOOTBALL GAME DAY, SO VISITORS WON'T HAVE ACCESS TO OUR PARKING LOT.

Click here to learn more about the Gift Shop.

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Events
Opening Weekend of the RG Express Holiday Railroad

November 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us for the opening weekend of the RG Express holiday railroad.

There is a brand new scaled building this year! It is the Butterfly Wing from Reiman Gardens!

Trains have come to the Gardens from November 23 through January 4! Visitors young and old will be enchanted by this custom-built garden-scale train. This unbelievably detailed “g-scale” (often called “garden scale”) display was created by Applied Imagination, an internationally recognized company whose train displays meld botanical design and architecture. Walk past, around, and under miniature buildings and bridges historically significant to Iowa State University and local history, rendered with clever use of natural materials and accented with a spectacular waterfall.

Find out more about the RG Express holiday train.

No preregistration required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

NOTE: Reiman Gardens is CLOSED for THANKSGIVING today.

Caterpillar Club will resume next week on December 5.

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Events
ISU Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sales

In the Reiman Gardens’ S1 parking lot near the Maintenance Building

Support the Iowa State University Forestry Club by purchasing your Christmas tree through them. Proceeds go towards club activities and student development.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, November 30, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 1, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 6, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 7, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 8, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 13, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 14, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 15, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Click here to find out more about the Forestry Club. No registration required.

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Events
Museum Store Sunday in the Gardens Gift Shop

December 1, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Reiman Gardens Gift Shop will participate in Museum Store Sunday this year joining the almost 900 Museum Stores representing all fifty states. Museum Store Sunday will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Find out more about Museum Store Sunday here.

The Gift Shop at Reiman Gardens plans to make this day extraordinary by filling it with sales, deals and fun! Get 30% off all regularly priced merchandise!

All your purchases go back to benefit the Gardens. Admission is always free to visit the Gift Shop and members receive 10% off daily.

Click here to learn more about the Gift Shop.

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