Upcoming Events

Gardening & Insects
Plant Walk: Endangered Plants

Thursday, September 20, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

What IS that plant? Join our Plant Collections Curator on an in-depth walk through the gardens to learn about the endangered or threatened plants we have in the gardens. Preregistration with prepayment two days in advance is required. Walks occur rain or shine!

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

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Gardening & Insects
Great Plants for Iowa: Medium & Large Deciduous Shrubs

Monday, September 24, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Screens and hedges are just the beginning. Deciduous shrubs are great additions to the Iowa garden since many have three-season interest. Learn more about great shrubs for your Iowa garden that are taller than 10 feet. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, September 23.

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Homeschool Day: Art and Movement

Wednesday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Registration from 9:30-9:50; program starts promptly at 10:00).

Reiman Gardens is excited to invite home-schooled students and parents for a day of guided experiences and learning stations that explore concepts around an educational theme. Take advantage of this exploration of real-world science throughout the Gardens!
Movement is an important principle within arts of all kinds, from dance to sculpture to painting, and even horticulture. Great artists throughout history have shown us movement in ways that change our thinking and inspire our own creativity. Learn about these influences and much more, plus exercise your own creative impulses at several learning stations. Geared for grade levels K-5. Advance reservations encouraged.

Groups will rotate through a series of hands-on and inquiry-based activities exploring the nature of art and movement.

$7 Students (K-12)
$9 Adults

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Adult
Fall Wedding Bouquet Workshop

Saturday, September 29, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Learn to design DIY floral bouquets for an autumn celebration from an award-winning expert! Incorporate beautiful fall flowers and foliage cut right out of Reiman Gardens as Hy-Vee West Floral Manager Marical Greenwood guides you through the process to create your own take-home arrangement. All materials provided. Pre-registration with payment is required by Sunday, September 23.

$44 Members
$55 General Public
$37.40 ISU Students

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Education Program
Workshop: Basic Soap Making with Botanicals

Saturday, September 29, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Discover the traditional craft of cold-process soap making using botanicals with instructor and soap maker Jan Verploeg. You will learn all about the basic process, plant oils, plant additives and fragrances. You will create soap from a recipe while learning how to handle lye safely. A messy but fun process so wear old clothing with a long-sleeved shirt, closed-toe shoes and bring an apron. Leave class with two batches of new soap (1 lb. of soap). Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, September 27.

$44 Members
$55 General Public
$37.40 ISU Students

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Events
Last Day of Summer Hours

Today marks the last day of Reiman Gardens' summer hours. Summer hours are from May 1 until September 30.

Starting October 1 our hours will be:

Outdoor gardens plus the indoor plant Conservatory - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gift Shop - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Butterfly Wing - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Photography
Beginner Photography

4 weeks beginning Monday, October 1, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject & "tips and tricks". Each class is broken into 3 parts: classroom discussion, hands-on practice taking pictures by the students and review of the images taken.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera & sturdy tripod. This class is the prerequisite for most all of the other photography classes offered at Reiman Gardens. Registration with pre-payment is required by Sunday, September 30.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 ISU Students

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Gardening & Insects
Great Plants for Iowa: Ornamental Grasses

Monday, October 1, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Flowing, graceful, and distinctive are just a few words to describe the wonderful group of garden plants known as ornamental grasses. Learn more about the native and non-native species, big and small, that make great additions to the Iowa garden. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, September 30.

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

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Photography
Art of Seeing 2: In the Moment

4 weeks beginning Tuesday, October 2, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

In this class, we will work to put the lessons from the Art of Seeing into practical application. Learn hands-on techniques to pay more attention to the details and capture moments that tell stories. Join award winning photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photography as he guides you to better “see” and “capture” the world around you.

You do NOT need to bring your DSLR camera to each class. PREREQUISITES: The Art of Seeing and Beginner Photography. Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, October 1.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 ISU Students

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Photography
Night Photography

4 weeks beginning Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to capture images of the moon, star trails, and city lights as instructor Mark Stoltenberg helps you practice the techniques of taking night images with existing light. The class will meet one night on Main Street to shoot the city lights (date to be determined).

Please bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera, a sturdy tripod, AND a cable release for your DSLR camera. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission. Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, October 2.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 ISU Students

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