Upcoming Events

Therapeutic Horticulture
Floral Design SERIES 2019

Third Tuesdays, 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.
Take one class, pick four, or sign up for all twelve and to receive deep savings and a certificate of floral design from Reiman Gardens!

SERIES: $398 / $498 / $338
PICK-4: $150 / $188 / $128
PER CLASS:
$44 Members
$55 General Public
$38 ISU Students

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Gardening & Insects
HOME GARDENING SERIES 2019

One Tuesday each month (check dates below), 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join staff and guest speakers at Reiman Gardens for a new educational series designed for the home gardener. Featuring a different topic each month, expand your knowledge of plant care, lawn and garden design, seasonal to-do’s and much more. Register for individual classes, or sign up for the series to receive a discount.

Members $16 per class / $170 series
General Public $20 per class / $215 series
ISU Students $13.60 per class / $145 series

DATES & TOPICS:
January 15: From Grass to Garden: Transitioning Your Yard into a Gorgeous Garden Space
February 5: Food in Front: Planting Vegetables in the Front Yard
March 5: Planting & Seeding
April 9
: Building a Rain Garden
May 7: Stretching and Strengthening for Gardeners
June 4: Basic Garden Maintenance
July 9: Building a Fire Pit
August 6: Weaving (& Overwintering) Tropical Plants in a Midwest Yard
September 10: Simple Question September
October 8: Soil Health
November 5: Putting the Garden to Bed
December 10: Accessible Gardening: Raised Beds, Mobile Beds, and Tabletop Gardens

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Photography
Registration full.
Photoshop CC Basics for Photographers

6-week course on Thursdays beginning March 7, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Photoshop CC is a powerful, yet complex photo editing tool to learn. And, as a photographer, who has time to learn how to use it? Join instructor Mark Stoltenberg as he cuts through all of the techie stuff and overwhelming amount of choices. Instead, he will teach you the tools you need in Photoshop CC to complement your photo editing in Lightroom CC. Tools that, as a beginner, you’ll find you continue to use even as you gain more experience in Photoshop.

You will need to bring the following to each class: a laptop with the subscription version of Adobe Lightroom CC which includes Photoshop CC and your laptop’s power cord and a mouse. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Wednesday, March 6.

$135 Members
$165 General Public
$115 Students

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Photography
Better Flower Photography

4-week program on Mondays beginning April 1, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

When you capture an image of a flower, all too often the results can be disappointing. It’s easy to end up with a lackluster snapshot with little artistic merit. How can you avoid that from happening? Join award-winning fine art nature photographer Mark Stoltenberg as he finally teaches the long requested class that focuses on specifically taking better flower images. By putting exposure, light, composition, depth of field and perspective together, this class aims to improve your flower photos and increase your chances of capturing the occasional masterpiece.
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 prepayment is required by Sunday, March 31.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 Students

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Photography
Photography Master Study 6 (ALL NEW)

4-week program on Tuesdays beginning April 2, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand! One of the best ways to learn any art form is by exploring a master artist’s methods. Under the expert guidance of professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg, you will study the creative process of eight new photographers who have truly mastered the trade. Through image analysis, class discussion and class homework, this course will offer new insight into how to approach your own images, boost your confidence, expand your critical eye, and improve your photography.
You do NOT need to bring your DSLR camera nor sturdy tripod. Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Registration with prepayment is required by Monday, April 1.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 Students

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Photography
Registration full.
Black & White Digital Photography

4-week course beginning Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

One of the best ways to increase your ability to find great photography subjects is to learn to shoot in black & white. Join Mark Stoltenberg as you’ll learn the key elements of a successful black and white image. Mark will walk you through the steps to take, from planning to pre-visualization to capture and then to post-processing. Learn the various processes and conversion options to move your color image to black and white using both Lightroom and several 3rd party plug-in options.
You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Note: Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Tuesday, April 2.

$90 Members
$112.50 General Public
$76.50 Students

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Gardening & Insects
Home Gardening Series: Building a Rain Garden

Tuesday, April 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rain gardens can be an ideal way to protect local water sources while adding beautiful plantings to a well-drained yard. Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth will talk you through the steps and provide resources you can use to create your own rain garden. Also, Liz Calhoun from the City of Ames will provide information on their Rain Garden Rebate Program.
Preregistration with prepayment is encouraged by Sunday, April 7.

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Caterpillar Club

Thursday, April 11, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Best for children five and under with an adult.
No preregistration required.

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

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Education Program
Nature at Noon – Adventures in Volunteering at Reiman Gardens

Thursday, April 11, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

As a non-profit organization, Reiman Gardens depends on the generosity and dedication of hundreds of volunteers contributing thousands of hours to bring beautiful planting displays and butterflies to the public. Hear from Volunteer Coordinator Taylor Woodcock about some of the wonderful projects and unexpected opportunities these folks engage with. Bring your lunch to the Gardens each month and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2019 theme, Toys & Games. Regional professionals and lecturers present on a wide range of topics.
No registration required.

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

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Gardening & Insects
Iowa Butterfly Survey Network REFRESHER Training

Saturday, April 13, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Already an active participant? Bring a sack lunch and join entomology staff at Reiman Gardens for this annual refresher to keep you up to speed with the latest information.

Preregistration is required.
Free for everyone - no admission necessary.

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