2019: Toys & Games

Come play at Reiman Gardens!  This year, each season brings new toys and games for all ages to learn about the wonders of nature.  Tiptoe through over 55,000 springtime tulips, revolve through the Conservatory for an orchid show that’s sure to surprise, frolic amidst orbs of herbs, and enjoy special events and programs teeming with revelry.  Finally, bring the family out for cooperation and competition, fascinating finds, hands-on horticulture, pleasurable puzzles, and active art, as we host an exciting new exhibit created in collaboration with ISU Architecture.  Whether you‘re seeking fun, rest, inspiration, or knowledge, Reiman Gardens has just what you need. Are you game?

The Magic Circle

in the Hughes Conservatory from January 12 – March 17

Plants are remarkable living organisms, with the ability to transform – as if by magic – through different stages, taking on new and mystifying forms in a never-ending cycle.  Pay close attention to the orchids and other flowering plants as you pass through the loop of the Hughes Conservatory this winter, and be sure to circle back often, for things aren’t always what they seem.

Exhibit: Nature of the Game

throughout Reiman Gardens opening April 27 

Help us celebrate ecology through play with a new collection of larger-than-life outdoor games. Created by Reiman Gardens in collaboration with ISU Design faculty and students, this series puts an ecological and artistic spin on familiar favorites. From oversized tile puzzles to gorgeous hidden picture sculptures to giant food web chess and more, have fun playing games that demonstrate the balance, beauty, and connectedness of nature.