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close up of a bromeliad plant with pink and purple

Reiman Gardens is home to a wide collection of exotic plants but one made a trip around the world thanks to Christopher Columbus. Bromeliads were first recorded in history when Christopher Columbus introduced the pineapple to Spain in 1493 from his trip to the New World. He had found it […]

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close up of a butterfly on a yellow flower

Hello everyone, my name is Mandalyn, and I am one of the education interns. I am currently enrolled at Iowa State University as an Elementary Education major and this fall I will be starting my junior year. As the education intern, I help facilitate and plan youth and adult tours, […]

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sculpture exhibit of tree houses with a wood treehouse with pieces cut into it

Every year, Reiman Gardens creates a new theme to decorate the gardens. This year it is all about celebrating the 20th¬†Anniversary of the Gardens. Throughout the year, we will be celebrating the outstanding achievements of the past and looking forward to the future! Come and explore the Gardens to experience […]

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bumble bee on a light blue flower

As the Graphic Design and Communications Intern at Reiman Gardens, a large part of what I spend my time doing is photographing the plants and displays that are ever-changing in the Gardens. Through photographing different flowers I have also been able to capture the everyday happenings of a garden, including […]

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outdoors with yellow flowers and green trees

I am Marcelo Almeida, an agronomy major and exchange student at Iowa State. I was born and raised on a small farm in Brazil which lead me to choose to study agronomy. I have the opportunity to work at Reiman Gardens as the Greenhouse and Glasshouse Management intern. I am […]

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light purple allium in bloom

Hello, everyone. My name is Janaye Clifford, and I am the Graphic Design/Communications Intern at Reiman Gardens. My duties mainly include designing print media for public events held at the Gardens. I design an identity for each individual event, including a logo, color palette and graphics. I then utilize that […]

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