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Gardening & Insects
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From Soil to Sky: A Gardening Series for Beginners (FULL SERIES)

Various Saturdays*, February 19 through September 10, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

New to gardening? Learn it all from Reiman Gardens expert staff – from the basics of plant and soil science to simple and accessible gardening techniques, planning a garden for beauty and biodiversity, vegetable and ornamental gardening, selecting lawn alternatives, working with tropical plants, trees, houseplants, and more! Meets various Saturdays* and includes lecture-style presentations as well as hands-on workshops.  Register for the full series to receive high-quality gardening tools, seeds, plant starts, and containers at no additional cost thanks to granted funds from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust (a $250 value).

Preregistration with prepayment for the full series is required by Sunday, February 13. Limited to 20 participants age 13 and up. 

Sign up for individual classes, or register for the series to receive a discount, the full set of tools and materials, and a gardening certificate from Reiman Gardens.
$150 Members, ISU Students (or $15 for individual classes)
$200 General Public (or $20 for individual classes)

DATES & TOPICS:
February 19: Basic Plant Science & Garden Planning
February 26: Basic Soil Science & Intro to Sustainability
March 12: Seed Sourcing, Starting, and TOOLS!
March 19: Basic & Accessible Gardening Methods
April 2: Vegetable Gardening
April 23: Bulbs
May 21: Herbaceous Plants, Woody Plants, and Trees
June 18: Tropical Plants & Container Gardening
July 16: Seasonal Garden Upkeep & Watering
August 13: Seed Saving/Dividing & Cutting/Drying Flowers
August 20: Attractive Lawn Alternatives
September 10: Pollinator Gardening and Native Planting

 

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Therapeutic Horticulture
Floral Design Series – PICK-4

Third Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Pick your favorite four floral classes for a discounted price. Materials include a mixture of florist blooms Jan-May and seasonal flowers fresh-cut from Reiman Gardens Jun-Dec. Registration with pre-payment is required.

$174 Members
$230 General Public
$146 ISU Students

SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
Apr 19 – Fairy Dish Gardens
May 17 – Tropical Arrangements
Jun 21 – Seasonal Summer Sprays
Jul 19 – Fiery Fresh-Cut Flowers
Aug 16 – Two Tussie Mussies
Sep 20 – Dried Floral Wreaths
Oct 18 – Spooky Arrangements
Nov 15 – Fresh-Cut Fall Flowers
Dec 20 – Holiday Door Swags & Soup Can Bouquets

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Art
Beginner Watercolor

Mondays beginning May 2, 6:30 – 8:30 PM for 6 weeks

Join Creative Department artist Yvonne Brune for a six-week watercolor course exploring the beauty of the Gardens. Sketch butterflies, flowers, or plants, and learn skills and build techniques with watercolor paints. Open to ages 12+, and all experience levels are welcome! Classes will be outdoors as well as indoors – please come prepared.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, May 1.

$165 Members
$220 General Public
$140.25 ISU Students

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Art
Nature Journaling

This program has been cancelled.
Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 31, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (NOTE: NO CLASS on May 24.)

Join artist and illustrator Kelsey Wilson to learn the basics of drawing nature through observational and reflective journaling. Materials and journaling sketchbook included. All experience levels are welcome; open to ages 12 and up. Please note: come prepared for an outdoor class.
Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, May 1.

$90 Members
$120 General Public
$76.50 ISU Students

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Wellness
Yoga in the Gardens – Mondays 5:45 PM

This program has been cancelled - try Yoga in the Gardens - Tuesdays 5:00 PM.
Mondays beginning May 16, 5:45 – 6:30 PM for 5 sessions (no class May 30)

Practice yoga outdoors with Ames Parks and Recreation instructor Stephanie Yocca. 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 prepayment is required by Sunday, May 15.

$45 RG Members/Ames Residents
$60 General Public/Non-Residents
$38 ISU Students

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Wellness
Yoga in the Gardens – Tuesdays 12:00 PM

This program has been cancelled - try Yoga in the Gardens - Thursdays 12:00 PM.
Tuesdays beginning May 17, 12:00 – 12:45 PM for 6 weeks

Practice yoga outdoors with Ames Parks and Recreation instructor Wendy Herrick. 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 prepayment is required by Monday, May 16.

$48 RG Members/Ames Residents
$64 General Public/Non-residents
$41 ISU Students

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Wellness
Yoga in the Gardens – Tuesdays 5:00 PM

Tuesdays beginning May 17, 5:00 – 5:45 PM for 6 weeks

Practice yoga outdoors with Ames Parks and Recreation instructor Barb Cohen. 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 prepayment is required by Monday, May 16.

$48 RG Members/Ames Residents
$64 General Public/Non-Residents
$41 ISU Students

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Wellness
Yoga in the Gardens – Thursdays 12:00 PM

Thursdays beginning May 19, 12:00 – 12:45 PM for 6 weeks

Practice yoga outdoors 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 prepayment is required by Tuesday, May 17.

$48 RG Members/Ames Residents
$64 General Public/Non-Residents
$41 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, May 26, 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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Education Program
DROP-IN: Recycled Materials: Plastic Bottle Succulents

Friday, May 27, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Stop by the classroom at Reiman Gardens to turn junk into treasure. Recycling is not just about sorting trash; it is also about finding new ways to re-purpose something that can still be useful. In this drop-in class, learn how to take an ordinary soda bottle and make it into a cute faux succulent. Give yourself about 30 minutes for this activity. Open to ages 12+.

No preregistration required - drop in when you can!
$10 on top of admission (fees collected in the Classroom)

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