Upcoming Events

Education Program
VIRTUAL: Fresh-Cut Florals: Planning a Cutting Garden with Lindsey

Tuesday, January 19, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

To kick off our new Fresh-Cut Florals program, join Reiman Gardens’ Plant Collections Curator for a practical guide to designing your own cutting garden. Learn how to plan for seasonal interest, include bountiful greenery, and ensure you have enough growth to cut while plants and flowers continue to flourish. Also get a peek at Reiman Gardens’ own secret cutting garden!

Registration with pre-payment is required by Sunday, January 17. Join via ZOOM – link will be sent to all attendees the day before the program. Can't join us? Register for access to the recording to watch anytime!

$12 Members
$15 General Public
$10.20 ISU Students

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Gardening & Insects
VIRTUAL: Invertebrate Exploration with Nathan

Wednesday, January 20, 11:00 – 11:45 AM

Join Entomologist and Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing Curator Nathan Brockman for a close-up (virtual) look at some of the critters in our collection most people (including staff) never see. Great for families, and individuals of all ages. Join staff members each month for an interactive look at Reiman Gardens.

Join via ZOOM – a link will be sent to all attendees the day before the program. Can’t join us? Register to receive access to the recorded program to watch at any time!

$5 Member Households
$15 General Public Households
Free for RG Volunteers

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

This much-loved story and nature hour has temporarily moved online. See new videos 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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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

This much-loved story and nature hour has temporarily moved online. See new videos 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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Education Program
VIRTUAL: Armchair Travels of North American Gardens with Director Ed Lyon

REGION: Northeast and Adjoining Canada

Thursday, January 28, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

The Northeast is home to the country’s oldest public gardens, from vast estates to diverse naturalistic areas. And believe it or not, the first public gardens were cemeteries with parks and pleasure drives! Boston’s expansive Mount Auburn Cemetery is certain to inspire, juxtaposed with The High Line in Manhattan, one of the world’s most ambitious modern urban parks. These contrasting gardens express diversity and innovation. We’ll even visit a musical garden designed in part by cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Join via ZOOM – a link will be sent to all attendees the day before the program. Can’t join us? Register to receive access to the recording to watch at any time!

$16 Member/ISU Student Households
$20 General Public Households

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Education Program
VIRTUAL: Armchair Travels of North American Gardens with Director Ed Lyon – SERIES

4th Thursdays, January – May, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

With travel restricted, we’ve got the next best thing! Join Director Ed Lyon for a carefully cultivated tour from the comfort of your own home – visit some of the finest gardens across the country through Ed’s helpful commentary, amazing photos, and expert advice while you make a new post-pandemic bucket list.

Sign up for individual classes as you see fit, or register for the 5-session series for a discounted price!
Join via ZOOM – a link will be sent to all attendees the day before the program.  Can’t join us?  Register to receive access to the recording to watch at any time!

$68 Member/ISU Student Households
$85 General Public Households

Topics:
Jan 28: Northeast and Adjoining Canada
Feb 25: Pennsylvania and Delaware
Mar 25: Southeast
Apr 29: Midwest
May 27: Southwest, West, and British Columbia

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

This much-loved story and nature hour has temporarily moved online. See new videos 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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VIRTUAL: Botanical Drawing – Orchids

Monday, February 8, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Draw along with illustrator Kelsey Wilson to capture the beautiful and exotic forms of an orchid using pencil and paper. You will learn about crafting a balanced composition and create a line drawing of gorgeous orchid blooms that will last forever.  Class includes an orchid attendees will pick up at Reiman Gardens in advance.

Join via Zoom, or register to receive an orchid and access to the recording!

Required materials: orchid (provided), paper, pencil, eraser – see below for artist recommendations:

  • Drawing pencil (HB, 2B or 4B)
  • Drawing paper (Strathmore or Canson)
  • Staedtler White Plastic Eraser
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Tombow Mono Zero retractable eraser

 

$44 Members
$55 General Public
$37.40 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

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
Orchid Fest

Saturday & Sunday February 13 & 14, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase during Reiman Gardens annual Orchid Fest. The Central Iowa Orchid Society will also staff a question and answer booth, providing both novices and experienced growers valuable insight on care and keeping of orchids.

While at Orchid Fest, visitors can also discover live butterflies from around the globe in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, explore the tropical Hughes Conservatory, and browse the Gift Shop bursting with unique and sustainable items.

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

COVID-19 precautions: 
Help us keep you, your family and our community safe. 

  1. Face coverings are required.
  2. Capacity will be limited to avoid overcrowded conditions. 

 

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