Upcoming Events

Therapeutic Horticulture
Floral Design Series – PICK 4

PICK 4: The third Tuesday of each month, from 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 for a reduced price!

Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.

$140 Members
$160 General Public
$119 ISU Students

Topics:
June 19 - Bold Vertical Arrangements
July 17 - Simple Summer Arrangements
August 21 - Tethered Tropicals
September 18 - Balanced Botanicals: Contemporary Arrangements
October 16 - Creepy Crawly Vase Arrangements
November 20 - Cascading Cornucopias
December 18 - Table Runners with Holiday Greens

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Therapeutic Horticulture
Registration full.
Floral Design: Bold Vertical Arrangements

Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Use a single container to group materials in a parallel manner for a bold line of tall flowers. Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.

$40 Members
$50 General Public
$34 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Plant Pals

Tuesday, June 19, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us weekly on Tuesdays as our kids’ horticulture program covers more diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens. Classes involve hands-on gardening activities, crafts, and tastings, and are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult. Preregistration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more.

$2 Member, ISU Student Youth
$6 General Public Youth
Accompanying adults pay regular admission.

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Education Program
Behind the Scenes: Wind, Waves, & Light Exhibit

Wednesday, June 20, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join education staff for an in-depth look at George Sherwood’s kinetic sculptures in this year’s moving display of Wind, Waves, & Light. This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens.

Free for Members & Volunteers
$10 for the General Public (includes admission)

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Youth & Family
Kids’ Story Time

Thursday, June 21, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us for this summertime favorite! Every other week, hear books read aloud and join in an activity or craft. Best for children up to eight accompanied by an adult. No preregistration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Events
Pollinator Fest

Saturday, June 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Visit Reiman Gardens and celebrate National Pollinator Week. There will be many collaborators and fun activities to make sure this day is educational and plenty of fun! Visitors can watch a pollinator video, make pollinator crafts, meet with Plant.Grow.Fly, learn to talk and eat like a honeybee, observe a honeybee hive, find out about native bees, learn about insect stings, develop an appreciation for paper wasps, meet the Iowa Honey Queen, find out more about integrated pest management, learn about butterfly rearing, discover pollinator friendly plants, meet the Ames Students Aiding Pollinators, find out more about monarch butterfly conservation, and catch your own pollinator.

Collaborators include the Iowa State University Pollinator Working Group, the ISU Entomology Graduate Student Organization, the ISU Graduates in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Blank Park Zoo, and Ames High School.

Admission for this event is free for everyone.

No preregistration required.

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Gardening & Insects
Seize the Sway: Ornamental Grasses

Monday, June 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Versatile and tough, ornamental grasses provide year-round interest to garden designs in an enormous range of sizes, shapes, and textures. They are often limited to sunny, dry sites but their strong architectural elements can expand into shade and moist areas with sedges, rushes and flags for additional color and texture. Director Ed Lyon will present you with a comprehensive demonstration of all of the “grass-like” plants available; come see what they can add to your design. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, June 21.

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Plant Pals

Tuesday, June 26, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us weekly on Tuesdays as our kids’ horticulture program covers more diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens. Classes involve hands-on gardening activities, crafts, and tastings, and are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult. Preregistration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more.

$2 Member, ISU Student Youth
$6 General Public Youth
Accompanying adults pay regular admission.

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Gardening & Insects
Plant Walk: Pollen Plants

Thursday, June 28, 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 our Plant Collections Curator on an in-depth walk through the gardens to learn about the favorite food plants for a variety of butterflies. Preregistration with prepayment two days in advance is required. Walks occur rain or shine!

$5 Members, ISU Students
$12 General Public

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Youth & Family
Youth Summer Camp #2: International Mud Day!

Thursday, June 28, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a full afternoon fun and educational activities celebrating International Mud Day! Explore the properties of mud and the living things found in it, spend time the Greenhouse, Conservatory, and outdoor gardens, and enjoy a few mud-based activities, crafts, games, and more. Be sure to dress for the mess! STEAM activities and content great for ages 8-12. Preregistration with payment required by Tuesday, June 26.

$14 Members
$17.50 General Public
$11.90 ISU Students

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