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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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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Photography
Fall Color Photography

4 weeks beginning Monday, September 3, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Come learn how to take stunning fall images. Join award winning photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a class exploring the "how-to” of capturing phenomenal autumn colors. Learn proper camera settings, as well as the best composition and angles for shooting.
You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission. Registration with pre-payment is required by Sunday, September 2.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 ISU Students

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Photography
Light Painting

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

Learn how to “paint” at night with various light sources and capture the images in your camera. Join Mark Stoltenberg for a 4-week class exploring this unique photographic technique that dates back to 1889. Emphasis will be on proper technique, the right tools and learning how to identify and capture the best subjects. Do not miss this fun and creative class!
Please bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera, a flashlight, fresh batteries, cable release for your DSLR camera and a sturdy tripod. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission. Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, September 3.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 ISU Students

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Photography
Photography: All Things Water

4 weeks beginning Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

NEW CLASS! It can be very difficult to capture great images of water--rivers, lakes, oceans, beaches, waterfalls, pools, sprinklers, rain, mist/fog, stuff in water (fish tanks, koi ponds), stuff near water (geese, ducks), water in stuff (liquids or ice cubes in a glass), reflections in water, etc. It is particularly challenging to manage the light and shadows, to capture movement without the blur (i.e., waterfalls, rivers), and to find the right angle to make the photo interesting (especially with large water bodies like lakes and oceans). Learn the proper tips and techniques from beloved photo instructor Mark Stoltenberg to improve your images of “all things water!”

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission. Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, September 3.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 ISU Students

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Art
Drop Spindling – Making Yarn without a Wheel

Saturday, September 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

In this workshop with Maggie Howe of Prairieland Herbs, you will learn to use and take home your own wooden drop spindle for spinning wool roving into yarn. We will provide several kinds of roving and will talk about wool, its various preparations, and how to buy it. Come with a sense of adventure and a sense of humor; this is a tricky skill and it takes time, but we know you can do it! Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, September 6.

$56 Members
$70 General Public
$47.60 ISU Students

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Events
Garden Quilt Show

September 7, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

September 8, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

September 9, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The annual Garden Quilt Show returns, bigger and better than ever!

Reiman Gardens and the Iowa Quilters Guild will be hosting the annual Garden Quilt Show. The three-day show will encourage the art of quilting through beautiful displays of garden-themed quilts created by talented Midwesterners as part of a juried show with prizes awarded by central Iowa sponsors. Guests will be inspired by the quilts as well as the living beauty through the Gardens, in the Hughes Conservatory, and within the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing.

Witness a very special quilts of valor presentation on Friday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, September 9 at 1:30 p.m. The goal of this presentation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

No preregistration is required. Cost is free for members and Iowa State University students with ID. Cost of admission for the general public.

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Events
Gift Shop Yard Sale

Friday - Sunday, September 7 - 9, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
sale held inside the Gift Shop

Get some great merchandise at great prices at Reiman Gardens' Gift Shop Yard Sale! Take advantage of unbelievable savings up to 75% off regular prices on home and yard décor, children’s toys, and women’s apparel and accessories. In order to make room for newer merchandise, the Gift Shop is planning this super sale. There will be a huge variety of items, so don't miss your chance to get a steal!

As always, you can visit the Gift Shop without paying admission. All merchandise purchased at the Gift Shop directly benefits Reiman Gardens.

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Gardening & Insects
Monarch Tagging (limit 1 butterfly per person)

Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come out to Reiman Gardens to learn from the experts about why we tag monarchs, how to track them, and tag your very own monarch that you can follow on Monarch Watch. In case of rain, event will be cancelled. LIMIT: one monarch per person.

$2 Members
$12 General Public (includes admission)

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