Home is Reiman Gardens’ 2022 theme.
Home is more than a place one lives. For humans, our sense of home involves belonging and memory, folded into a space of comfort, safety, and sanctuary. It may include people, pets, plants, history, and stuff, and it changes over time as we learn how ‘place’ evolves.
In spring we celebrate the earth unfurling in warmth and the reproductive power of plants. Summer gardens and programs cover plants’ basic needs, and the connection between flowers and folks. In autumn and winter see the ways in which we bring the outdoors in, and throughout the year learn more about the essential biodiversity of plant families and people.
In 2022 we invite you to examine the depths of this word as we also present a collection of playful sculptures formed from recycled materials.
Lewis and Art Exhibition
April 16 – October 9
After leaving a career as an electrical technician and machinist, Minnesota artist Dale Lewis embarked on a new journey re-imagining scrap as art. Reiman Gardens is the first botanical garden to serve as a temporary home for this whimsical mixture of metal plants, insects, and animals made from found objects. By repurposing salvage into fun and inspiring mixed media sculptures, this year’s exhibit offers a creative solution for discarded junk by turning it into treasure.
Conservatory Display: “Make Your Greenhouse A Greenhome”
May 28 – August 13
What are things you can do at home to be more “green?” The choices we make each day have an impact. Doing your part to protect the planet is as easy as starting with small, strategic changes to your everyday routine. Making minor adjustments in your own home and being mindful of your consumption, can reduce your carbon footprint.