Upcoming Events

Therapeutic Horticulture
Floral Design SERIES (Certificate)

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. Sign up for all twelve classes and receive a certificate of floral design from Reiman Gardens!

$380 Members
$475 General Public
$323 ISU Students

Topics:
January 16 - From Earth to Sky: Ikebana
February 20 - Hanging Air Plant Terrariums
March 20 - Fresh "Floating" Arrangements
April 17 - Spring Swags
May 15 - Monumental Memorials: Pedestal Arrangements
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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Gardening & Insects
Plant Walk SERIES

Every other Thursday, May 31 - October 18, 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 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:
$48 Members, ISU Students
$99 General Public
PER CLASS:
$5 Members, ISU Students
$12 General Public

TOPICS:
May 31 Perennials & Spring Bulbs
June 14 Host Plants
June 28 Pollen Plants
July 12 Native Woodies
July 26 Native Perennials
August 9 Poisonous Plants
August 23 Medicinal Plants
September 6 Edible Flowers
September 20 Endangered Plants
October 4 Underused Plants
October 18 Fall Color

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Photography
Photography: The Art of Seeing

4-week course beginning Monday, June 4, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The goal of this class is to help you explore your photographic potential. Photography is an exercise in the art of observation. Learn to pay attention to the details and capture the moments that tell stories. Join award winning photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photography as he teaches you to better “see” and “capture” the world around you.
You will need to bring your DSLR camera and a sturdy tripod. Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Friday, June 1.

$85 Members
$110 General Public
$72.25 ISU Students

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Photography
Photographic Exposure

4-week course beginning Tuesday, June 5, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Go in-depth with professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg, to understand just what exposure is and the impact it has on your photographs. Learn the impact your subject matter can have on exposure. Learn to adjust your camera settings to properly expose your image, even when your camera suggests something different.
You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera, and sturdy tripod. Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Friday, June 1.

$85 Members
$110 General Public
$72.25 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Plant Pals – FULL SERIES

Every Tuesday, June 5 - August 14, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Join us weekly on Tuesdays for the full 2018 season 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 and prepayment for the season is required by Sunday, June 3, and required for groups of 8 or more.

$22 Member, ISU Student Youth
$66 General Public Youth
Accompanying adults pay regular admission.

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Photography
Black & White Digital Photography

4-week course beginning Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

This course builds on the technical foundations of digital photography, expanding on your ability to see form, shape and texture as a photographer. Professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg will help you to look at the world in a whole new way as you further explore the tools, techniques, and identify the best subject matter to create black and white digital images. Your DSLR camera may allow you to shoot directly to B&W, but the process of learning to convert your color digital image into B&W, with the use of software, is key to this course.
You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, June 4.

$85 Members
$110 General Public
$72.25 ISU Students

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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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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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