Reiman Gardens - Iowa State University   515-294-2710
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Ames, IA 50011
   
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Beginner Photography : Begins Tue May 31, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject & "tips and tricks". Each class is broken into 3 parts: classroom discussion, hands-on practice taking pictures by the students and review of the images taken. You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera & sturdy tripod. 

This class is the prerequisite for many other photography classes offered at Reiman Gardens. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, May 27. Register early – this class fills up fast! 
Registration is Full.
$ 72.00
Beginner Photography : Begins Tue May 31, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above. 

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera & sturdy tripod. 

This class is the prerequisite for many other photography classes offered at Reiman Gardens. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, May 27. Register early – this class fills up fast! 
Registration is Full.
$ 90.00
Family Yoga in the Gardens: GREEN! : Wed Jun 1, 10am (Members)
COLOR: GREEEN!

Wear GREEN today for family yoga! Class will be light-hearted and focused on kids of all ages (age 3+ with an adult). So expect some music, color, and stories as well as traditional poses. Adults may choose to get on a mat or just   observe, but it’s lots more fun on the mat! Plus, we will go outside if the weather is nice! Instructor Nan Bonfils, Creative Director at Centering Porch, is a student at Yoga Center of Boone, and has trained with Yoga Kids International. She has shared the joy of yoga with youngsters at United Community School and Ericson Public Library. Pre-registration with payment is HIGHLY encouraged.

$8 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $3
Limited walk-ins welcome.
$ 8.00
Family Yoga in the Gardens: GREEN! : Wed Jun 1, 10am (General Public)
COLOR: GREEEN!

Wear GREEN today for family yoga! 
See description above.

$10 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $4
Limited walk-ins welcome.
$ 10.00
Landscape Photography : Begins Wed Jun 1, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Interested in landscape photography? This class is for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers who want to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic expression to landscapes and outdoor shooting. Join Mark as he covers equipment and accessories, the importance of proper exposure combined with the effects of light and weather on the landscape. Composition will also be covered – from the importance of balance, harmony and symmetry, to the power of leading lines, visual weight, and the ability to create depth in an image. 

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera & sturdy tripod. 

Beginner Photography or instructor permission is the PREREQUISITE for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, May 27.
Register early – these classes fill fast! 
Limited walk-ins welcome.
$ 72.00
Landscape Photography : Begins Wed Jun 1, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera & sturdy tripod. 

Beginner Photography or instructor permission is the PREREQUISITE for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, May 27.
Register early – these classes fill fast! 
Limited walk-ins welcome.
$ 90.00
Plant Pals: Thu Jun 2, 10am (Member Youth)
TOPIC: Warm & Cool Season Plants

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 2.00
Plant Pals: Thu Jun 2, 10am (General Public Youth)
TOPIC: Warm & Cool Season Plants

Please see description above.
Pre-registration with payment is required - includes youth admission. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Garden Drawing & Color: Begins Thu Jun 2, 6-8pm, 4 weeks (Members)
Join local artist and Creative Department founder, Yvonne Brune for a 4-week course exploring the basics of garden and nature drawing, using the indoor and outdoor gardens as inspiration. Learn techniques in pencil, pen and ink, and enrich your drawings with the use of color by working with pastels.  

Registration with pre-payment is required by Tuesday, May 31.
$ 60.00
Garden Drawing & Color: Begins Thu Jun 2, 6-8pm, 4 weeks (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Tuesday, May 31.
$ 75.00
Reiman Gardens' After Hours: Fri Jun 3, 4:30-7pm (Members)
Kick back and relax at Reiman Gardens’ After Hours! This quarterly event is an opportunity to enjoy good company and live music in a beautiful garden setting. Dan Jones, an acoustic guitar and harmonica soloist, will perform a variety of classic rock, folk and classic county songs from Neil Young to Johnny Cash.

ISU Catering will offer a macaroni and cheese bar. Assorted mix-ins include breaded chicken, hot dogs and broccoli, as well as mixed salad greens, dinner rolls, and cookies. A cash bar will be provided.

You must be 21 years-old or over to attend. RSVP by Sunday, May 29 to receive advertised price. Starting Monday, May 30, price will be $28 at the door for everyone.
Tickets are $28 at the door.
$ 16.00
Reiman Gardens' After Hours: Fri Jun 3, 4:30-7pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

You must be 21 years-old or over to attend. RSVP by Sunday, May 29 to receive advertised price. Starting Monday, May 30, price will be $28 at the door for everyone.
Tickets are $28 at the door.
$ 21.00
Floral & Butterfly Watercolor: Begins Sat Jun 4, 1-3pm, 4 weeks (Members)
Have fun painting watercolor in a comfortable, non-competitive atmosphere with artist and instructor Yvonne Brune. Learn to begin and compose a painting, explore perspective, and handle different subject matter, as you work from life, sketching outside and in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, to expand your skills in drawing, brushwork, color and value, mixing, and washes. No experience necessary! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 2.
$ 56.00
Floral & Butterfly Watercolor: Begins Sat Jun 4, 1-3pm, 4 weeks (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 2.
$ 70.00
Touching Nature for Toddlers: Begins Mon Jun 6, 10am, 4wks (Members)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM*

Information received through touch, taste, vision, smell, and sound lay the foundation with which a child gains skills, self-confidence, and mastery of his/her body and their environment. Nature-based play activities and fun exercises will challenge your child to respond successfully to the environment and strengthen their sense of touch, sense of balance, and sense of where the body and its parts are in space. For toddlers with accompanying adults. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, June 3.

Adult/youth pair: $44
Each additional youth: $8
$ 44.00
Touching Nature for Toddlers: Begins Mon Jun 6, 10am, 4wks (General Public)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM*

Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, June 3.

Adult/youth pair: $55
Each additional youth: $10
$ 55.00
Abstract People Hand Built Sculpture : Mon Jun 6, 1-3pm (Members)
Create abstract people in clay with artist and instructor Diane O’Hern. Add butterflies to your piece to tell a story! Then using the basic shapes, let's look at famous artist Henry Moore and create action figures enjoying the Gardens or figures reclining in the landscape.  A make and take art project for children through adults. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, June 3.
$ 16.00
Abstract People Hand Built Sculpture : Mon Jun 6, 1-3pm (General PUblic)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, June 3.
$ 20.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue Jun 7, 10am
Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more. FREE with admission. 
$ 0.00
Movement Milestones: Expression for Ages 15-18: Tue Jun 7, 6-7pm, 4wks (Members)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM*

Join Camilla Kottman, Board-Certified Movement Therapist, for a 4-week course exploring movement and development for high school-aged youth. Camilla will evaluate range of motion, and introduce techniques to improve expressed movements. Parental supervision is required. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, June 3.
$ 44.00
Movement Milestones: Expression for Ages 15-18: Tue Jun 7, 6-7pm, 4wks (Gen Pub)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM*

Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, June 3.
$ 55.00
Family Yoga in the Gardens: BLUE! : Wed Jun 8, 10am (Members)
COLOR: BLUE!

Wear BLUE today for family yoga! Class will be light-hearted and focused on kids of all ages (age 3+ with an adult). So expect some music, color, and stories as well as traditional poses. Adults may choose to get on a mat or just observe, but it’s lots more fun on the mat! Plus, we will go outside if the weather is nice! Instructor Nan Bonfils, Creative Director at Centering Porch, is a student at Yoga Center of Boone, and has trained with Yoga Kids International. She has shared the joy of yoga with youngsters at United Community School and Ericson Public Library. Pre-registration with payment is HIGHLY encouraged.

$8 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $3
$ 8.00
Family Yoga in the Gardens: BLUE! : Wed Jun 8, 10am (General Public)
COLOR: BLUE!

Wear BLUE today for family yoga! 
Please see description above.

$10 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $4
$ 10.00
Integrated Pest Management (PPP Program): Wed Jun 8, 10am-12pm (Members)
*A Plant Protection Program (PPP) offering

Integrated Pest Management is a holistic approach to addressing the pests and problems that affect our plants. IPM can be applied in any growing situation and it is especially useful for the home gardener. Join horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth as she talks about the principles of IPM and how the practices can easily be adopted for any type of horticulture—from houseplants to backyard veggies! 

Preregistration with payment is required by Monday, June 6. 
$ 12.00
Integrated Pest Management (PPP Program): Wed Jun 8, 10am-12pm (General Public)
*A Plant Protection Program (PPP) offering
Please see description above.

Preregistration with payment is required by Monday, June 6. 
$ 15.00
Youth Summer Camp #1-Incredible Insects!: Wed Jun 8, 1-5pm (Members)
Join us for a jam-packed afternoon full of fun and educational activities focused on insects! Explore the Gardens and the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing with games, crafts, snacks, and more. 

STEAM activities and content are appropriate for ages 8-12. Registration with pre-payment required by Monday, June 6.
$ 14.00
Youth Summer Camp #1-Incredible Insects!: Wed Jun 8, 1-5pm (Gen Pub)
Please see description above.

STEAM activities and content are appropriate for ages 8-12. Registration with pre-payment required by Monday, June 6.
$ 17.50
Intro to Natural Perfume Blending : Sat Jun 11, 10am-12pm (Members)
Join professional natural perfumer Amanda Feeley for an in-depth introduction to natural perfume blending, from the history of perfuming to the different accords of a full scent and how to smell them. Amanda will introduce a variety of natural high-quality blends for you to choose from, provide blending suggestions, and show you how to combine them to create your own unique 5ml custom blended, completely natural perfume. You can name your scent, and re-order your custom blend from Amanda as desired. 

Note: Please do not wear any scented products on the day of class. Pre-registration with pre-payment required by Thursday, June 9.
$ 176.00
Intro to Natural Perfume Blending : Sat Jun 11, 10am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Note: Please do not wear any scented products on the day of class. Pre-registration with pre-payment required by Thursday, June 9.
$ 220.00
Tie-Dye T-Shirts & Tablecloths: Sat Jun 11, 11am-1pm (Members)
Join artist Natalie Buskohl for a messy, fun, colorful family workshop working with tie-dye! Participants will learn different techniques to create unique patterns, and will leave with their very own t-shirt and a tablecloth for the family. Dress for the mess! 

Pre-registration with pre-payment required by Thursday, June 9.

$20 per adult/youth pair
$4 for each additional youth
$ 20.00
Tie-Dye T-Shirts & Tablecloths: Sat Jun 11, 11am-1pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with pre-payment required by Thursday, June 9.

$25per adult/youth pair
$5 for each additional youth
$ 25.00
Backyard Gourmet : Mon Jun 13, 6-8pm (Members)
Would you be prepared to make a meal from the weeds in your own backyard? Join herbalist Lynn Parkey for a hands-on class exploring the pestilent plants that many of us disregard, like stinging nettles, cleavers, dandelions, and chickweed. This class will include a visit to Joey and Jesse’s Herb Garden for fresh picks, as well as a demonstration and tasting. Turn those garden-variety weeds into edible, delicious and nutritious additions to your summer diet!

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, June 10.
$ 12.00
Backyard Gourmet : Mon Jun 13, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, June 10.
$ 15.00
Family Yoga in the Gardens: PURPLE! : Wed Jun 15, 10am (Members)
COLOR: PURPLE!

Wear PURPLE today for family yoga! Class will be light-hearted and focused on kids of all ages (age 3+ with an adult). So expect some music, color, and stories as well as traditional poses. Adults may choose to get on a mat or just observe, but it’s lots more fun on the mat! Plus, we will go outside if the weather is nice! Instructor Nan Bonfils, Creative Director at Centering Porch, is a student at Yoga Center of Boone, and has trained with Yoga Kids International. She has shared the joy of yoga with youngsters at United Community School and Ericson Public Library. Pre-registration with payment is HIGHLY encouraged.

$8 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $3
$ 8.00
Family Yoga in the Gardens: PURPLE! : Wed Jun 15, 10am (General Public)
COLOR: PURPLE!

Wear PURPLE today for family yoga! 
Please see description above.

$10 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $4
$ 10.00
Behind the Scenes: Wed Jun 15, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Nature Connects Exhibit

Back at the Gardens and more exciting than ever! Gain insight into the exceptional vision and planning that goes into creating the amazing installations of art with LEGO® bricks. This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. 

FREE for Members, ISU Students, and Volunteers with hours in the last 2 months.
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes: Wed Jun 15, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Nature Connects Exhibit

Please see description above.

Price includes admission.
$ 10.00
Plant Pals: Thu Jun 16, 10am (Member Youth)
TOPIC: Growing Herbs & Other Special Things 

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 2.00
Plant Pals: Thu Jun 16, 10am (General Public Youth)
TOPIC: Growing Herbs & Other Special Things 

Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Growing with Grown-Ups : Thu Jun 16, 5:30-6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Plant Heroes!

Become a hero in the fight against the bad guys that threaten plants! Learn to identify common plant problems while you practice scouting and identifying "good" and "bad" insects. Join Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth for hands-on STEAM activities and a starter kit to get you on your way to becoming a PLANT HERO! Registration with pre-payment is required one week prior to class. (Youth ages 8+ with accompanying adult.)

Per Class: $12 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $4 per class

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 9. 
$ 12.00
Growing with Grown-Ups : Thu Jun 16, 5:30-6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Plant Heroes!

Please see description above.

Per Class: $15for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $5 per class

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 9. 
$ 15.00
YOUTH Floral Arranging : Sun Jun 19, 1:30pm (Members)
Kids, learn the basics of floral arranging from HyVee Center Floral Designer Marical Greenwood. Supplies will be provided and all workshop participants will leave with their very own hand-made arrangement, AND the knowledge to make more! Register for just one, or take all four classes this summer to practice a variety of design styles. 

Perfect for ages 8-18. Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, June 16. 
This program has been cancelled.
$ 28.00
YOUTH Floral Arranging : Sun Jun 19, 1:30pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Perfect for ages 8-18. Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, June 16. 
This program has been cancelled.
$ 35.00
Herb Gardening 101: Mon Jun 20, 6-8pm (Members)
Anyone can grow herbs! In addition to their obvious role in cooking, herbs can be grown anywhere from windowsills to full garden plots, and also provide attractive color, textures and forms, and fragrances to the home and garden. Join Certified Master Herbalist Gayle Curtis for an introduction to herb gardening, and the various uses of a myriad of herbs that are easy to grow, harvest and store. Then walk Joey and Jesse’s Herb Garden for some hands-on sampling.  

Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, June 16. 
$ 12.00
Herb Gardening 101: Mon Jun 20, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, June 16. 
$ 15.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue Jun 21, 10am
Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more. FREE with admission. 
$ 0.00
Floral Design Series: PICK-4 2016 (Members)
(Pick four of your favorite classes to receive a discounted price.)

Learn the basics of Floral Design from Master Gardener and floral designer Sandy Gossman while creating beautiful arrangements to take home. Each month a different style of arrangement is featured, from vase designs to centerpieces, to contemporary designs using structural oasis. Learn the tips and skills used by professionals and create your own one-of-a-kind floral designs. 

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
$ 140.00
Floral Design Series: PICK-4 2016 (General Public)
(Pick four of your favorite classes to receive a discounted price.)

Please see description above.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
$ 175.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Jun 21, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Red, White, & Blue Arrangements

Prep for the 4th of July & honor those who served in the US Armed Forces with an elegant arrangement in red white, and blue. 

Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.
$ 40.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Jun 21, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Red, White, & Blue Arrangements

Prep for the 4th of July & honor those who served in the US Armed Forces with an elegant arrangement in red white, and blue. 

Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.
$ 50.00
A Flutter of Color-Butterflies & Other Insects: Thu Jun 23, 6pm (Members)
The colors and patterns found on butterflies and moths speak volumes – come learn what they are saying! This engaging lecture will cover how color and pattern on butterflies and moths play a key role in their day to day activates. Camouflage, UV patters, courtship displays and more will be covered by Reiman Gardens’ Butterfly Wing Curator, Nathan Brockman. Perfect for families!

Preregistration with payment is required by Tuesday, June 21. 
$ 12.00
A Flutter of Color-Butterflies & Other Insects: Thu Jun 23, 6pm (General Public)
Please see description above. 
Perfect for families!

Preregistration with payment is required by Tuesday, June 21. 
$ 15.00
Plant Pals: Thu Jun 30, 10am (Member Youth)
TOPIC: Garden Visitors: Pollinators & Pests

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 2.00
Plant Pals: Thu Jun 30, 10am (General Public Youth)
TOPIC: Garden Visitors: Pollinators & Pests

Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue July 5, 10am
Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more. FREE with admission. 
$ 0.00
Nature Journaling : Begins Tue Jul 5, 6-8pm, for 4 weeks (Members)
Whether you are a budding naturalist, artist, or writer, Reiman Gardens is the ideal setting to observe and record pollinating insects, tropical butterflies, and native flora and fauna. Yvonne Brune of Creative Department will lead you through different garden areas exploring techniques to capture your experiences in nature through writing or sketching. Perfect for citizen scientists!

Preregistration with payment is required by Friday, July 1.
$ 44.00
Nature Journaling : Begins Tue Jul 5, 6-8pm, for 4 weeks (General Public)
Please see description above.

Preregistration with payment is required by Friday, July 1.
$ 55.00
Indoor Portrait Photography: Begins Tue Jul 5, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Want to improve your indoor portrait photography and get great shots of family events or pets? Join beloved photo instructor Mark Stoltenberg, for a class exploring the "how-to" of taking great pictures within an indoor setting. Learn proper focusing and shutter speed, as well as the right lighting and the best angles for shooting. 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 pre-payment is required by Friday, July 1. Register early – these classes fill fast! 
$ 72.00
Indoor Portrait Photography: Begins Tue Jul 5, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.
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 pre-payment is required by Friday, July 1. Register early – these classes fill fast! 
$ 90.00
After Hours Photography: Begins Wed Jul 6, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Kick around with professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg after closing time to capture some of the best shots of Reiman Gardens. From VIP views across Lake Helen to the shadows created by the Bald Cypress Allee, and more, Mark will walk you through some of the hidden gems of the Gardens to explore the unique lighting in the early summer evening. 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 pre-payment is required by Friday, July 1. Register early – these classes fill fast! 
$ 72.00
After Hours Photography: Begins Wed Jul 6, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.
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 pre-payment is required by Friday, July 1. Register early – these classes fill fast! 
$ 90.00
Summer Camp #2: GREEN in the Garden! : Thu Jul 7, 1-5pm (Members)
Join us for a jam-packed afternoon full of fun and educational activities focused on all things green! Learn about a variety of plants and their interaction with people and pollinators, as you explore the Greenhouse, Conservatory, Butterfly Wing, and Gardens with games, crafts, snacks, and more. STEAM activities and content great for ages 8-12. 

Registration with pre-payment required by Monday, July 4.
$ 14.00
Summer Camp #2: GREEN in the Garden! : Thu Jul 7, 1-5pm (General Public)
Please see description above.
STEAM activities and content great for ages 8-12. 

Registration with pre-payment required by Monday, July 4.
$ 17.50
SENSE FEST: Sat Jul 9, 9am-12pm (Members)
Spend the morning at Reiman Gardens for this family-friendly educational event featuring 3 different one-hour programs highlighting a multi-sensory experience tied with color. Participants will spend one hour at each activity, then rotate to get a full experience. Join the following presenters for each unique activity:
 Color & Movement, an interactive movement experience with Co-Motion Dance founder and synesthete Valerie Williams
 Color & Scent, a youth-centered olfactory workshop featuring natural perfumer and classically trained opera singer Amanda Feeley
 Chakra Balancing with Color & Herbs, an exploration of the herbs associated with each of the seven color chakras – or energy centers – of the human body, with Herbalist Lynn Parkey

Registration with pre-payment required by Wednesday, July 6.
$ 40.00
SENSE FEST: Sat Jul 9, 9am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment required by Wednesday, July 6.
$ 50.00
Colors Afloat: Papermaking/Marbling: (2 DAYS) Sat/Sun, Jul 9/10, 1-4pm (Members)
Experiment with hand-coloring paper in this 2-day workshop with artist Natalie Buskohl. 
DAY 1: Learn to form sheets of handmade paper using pulp prepared from recycled materials in a hands-on class that makes a splash! 
DAY 2: Work with pigments suspended in water to create colorful marbled textures on your handmade paper and other surfaces. Please bring an apron if you have one, and come prepared to make a mess! Great for anyone ages 10 and up! 

Registration with pre-payment required by Wednesday, July 6.
$ 40.00
Colors Afloat: Papermaking/Marbling: (2 DAYS) Sat/Sun, Jul 9/10, 1-4pm (Gen Pub)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment required by Wednesday, July 6.
$ 50.00
Historic Applications of Scent: Sun Jul 10, 10am-12pm (Members)
The word perfume comes from the Latin phrase, “per fumum” meaning through smoke. Perfumes had many uses and meanings: Sacred, used in the worship of the gods or the burial of the dead; Status, used by athletes, aristocrats, politicians, and royalty; Medicinal, used to heal. In ancient Egypt, Greece, and across the Roman Empire, perfume was part of ritual, beauty, and commerce. The history of perfume is also the history of the human race. Travel into our scented past and discover that history with this presentation from Amanda Feeley, natural perfumer and owner of Esscentual Alchemy. 

Registration with pre-payment required by Wednesday, July 6.
$ 16.00
Historic Applications of Scent: Sun Jul 10, 10am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment required by Wednesday, July 6.
$ 20.00
Basic Tree ID : Sun Jul 10, 2-3pm (Members)
Join naturalist Rachael Siebens for an interactive basic tree identification tour at Reiman Gardens. Perfect for ages 6 and up, participants will walk the Gardens with Rachael, learning different identification techniques, tree preference, fun facts and helpful pointers. Includes bark rubbings for the kids; tree-hugging is optional. 

Registration with pre-payment required by Wednesday, July 6.
$ 16.00
Basic Tree ID : Sun Jul 10, 2-3pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment required by Wednesday, July 6.
$ 20.00
The Dirt on Gert : Mon Jul 11, 6-7:30pm (Members)
Join Reiman Gardens’ Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth for a special presentation about the work of Gertrude Jekyll, a significant late 19th century horticulturist whose Arts & Crafts approach to garden design has made a lasting impression on gardeners the world over. Also a talented painter, photographer, writer, and craftswoman, her attention to detail and color changed the face of home and professional gardening with a focus on individual attention to plant color, culture, and foliage. Learn about her work and legacy through the lens of Jessie’s own design of the Campanile Garden display, Colour & the Cottage Garden, in bloom this summer at Reiman Gardens. 

Registration with pre-payment required by Friday, July 8.
$ 12.00
The Dirt on Gert : Mon Jul 11, 6-7:30pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment required by Friday, July 8.
$ 15.00
Plant Pals: Thu Jul 14, 10am (Member Youth)
TOPIC: Growing up with Vertical Gardening

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 2.00
Plant Pals: Thu Jul 14, 10am (General Public Youth)
TOPIC: Growing up with Vertical Gardening

Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Medicinal Herbs : Mon Jul 18, 6-8pm (Members)
Right outside your back door is Nature's pharmacy! Learn from herbalist Gayle Curtis about the curative qualities of plants you might see there – medicine the way Great Grandma used to make it. We'll take a walk through Joey & Jesse’s Herb Garden discussing common folklore of these medicinal plants, how and when to gather them, as well as usage for the upcoming cold and flu season. This is an introduction to the beneficial qualities of herbs for personal use, not to replace medical care. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, July 14.
$ 12.00
Medicinal Herbs : Mon Jul 18, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, July 14.
$ 15.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue Jul 19, 10am
Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more. FREE with admission. 
$ 0.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Jul 19, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Tropical Arrangements

Take advantage of the time of year with bright tropical flowers arranged in a contemporary design. 

Pre-registration with payment is required one week before class.
$ 40.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Jul 19, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Tropical Arrangements

Take advantage of the time of year with bright tropical flowers arranged in a contemporary design. 

Pre-registration with payment is required one week before class.
$ 50.00
Behind the Scenes: Wed Jul 20, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Trial Gardens: Annuals, Perennials, & Roses

Reiman Gardens is a renowned national testing site for annuals, perennials, and roses. But what does that mean? And how does it work? Hear from our Trial Gardens leader about the Gardens’ contributions to the development of new and exciting cultivars. 

This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. 

FREE for Members, ISU Students, and Volunteers with hours in the last 2 months.
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes: Wed Jul 20, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Trial Gardens: Annuals, Perennials, & Roses

Please see description above.

Price includes Reiman Gardens admission.
$ 10.00
Growing with Grown-Ups : Thu Jul 21, 5:30-6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Floral Arranging

This month Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth will be joined by State Fair Master Flower Show judge and floral design instructor Sandy Gossman for a short course in floral arranging! Pick fresh from the Gardens and learn the principles and elements of design to create your own colorful glass jar arrangement. Registration with pre-payment is required one week prior to class. (Youth ages 8+ with accompanying adult.)

Per Class: $12 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $4 per class

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, Jul 14. 
$ 12.00
Growing with Grown-Ups : Thu Jul 21, 5:30-6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Floral Arranging

Please see description above. 
(Youth ages 8+ with accompanying adult.)

Per Class: $15for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $5 per class

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, Jul 14. 
$ 15.00
Micro Mosaic Scale Model Workshop: Sat Jul 23, 1-4pm (Members)
Put your dexterity to work as you turn paint swatches, printed patterns, and little pictures into a colorful micro mosaic scene with miniaturist Pam Messer. You will learn various techniques in cutting, placing, and securing tiny tiles, and will leave with a micro mosaic wall decoration featuring color, as well as a constructed miniature tabletop constructed from wood. A perfect addition to a fairy garden scene, shadowbox, or your shelf at home. 

All materials included, but patience and fine motor skills are recommended! 
Registration with pre-payment required by Wednesday, July 20.
$ 32.00
Micro Mosaic Scale Model Workshop: Sat Jul 23, 1-4pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

All materials included, but patience and fine motor skills are recommended! 
Registration with pre-payment required by Wednesday, July 20.
$ 40.00
YOUTH Floral Arranging : Sun Jul 24, 1:30pm (Members)
Kids, learn the basics of floral arranging from HyVee Center Floral Designer Marical Greenwood. Supplies will be provided and all workshop participants will leave with their very own hand-made arrangement, AND the knowledge to make more! Register for just one, or take all four classes this summer to practice a variety of design styles. 

Perfect for ages 8-18. Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, July 21. 
$ 28.00
YOUTH Floral Arranging : Sun Jul 24, 1:30pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Perfect for ages 8-18. Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, July 21. 
$ 35.00
Colorful Dyes from Plants: Mon Jul 25, 6-8pm (Members)
Learn about some of the familiar plants and herbs that can be used in natural dyes for fabrics, papers, beauty products, and foods from herbalist Lynn Parkey. Lynn will help you identify different plants cultivated for their color, and you’ll take home some sample recipes to make your own natural dyes. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, July 21. 
$ 12.00
Colorful Dyes from Plants: Mon Jul 25, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, July 21. 
$ 15.00
Plant Pals: Thu Jul 28, 10am (Member Youth)
TOPIC: Weed & Water

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 2.00
Plant Pals: Thu Jul 28, 10am (General Public Youth)
TOPIC: Weed & Water

Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Botanical Zendoodle for KIDS : Fri Jul 29, 9:30am-12pm (Members)
Kids, join artist and instructor Sara Merritt for a fun and colorful workshop exploring this meditative art form through botanical shapes and designs. We will start with some simple coloring and pattern design, then we’ll do some quick doodles in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, and look closely at butterfly wing patterns and plant shapes for inspiration to make one-of-a-kind doodles. STEAM program suitable for ages 6+. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, Monday, July 25.
$ 16.00
Botanical Zendoodle for KIDS : Fri Jul 29, 9:30am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.
STEAM program suitable for ages 6+. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, Monday, July 25.
$ 20.00
Garden Sculpture Screen Workshop: Sat Jul 30, 9am-1pm (Members)
Create a colorful mixed media sculpture panel for the garden with artists Pam Dennis and Ryk Weiss. Emboss metal, weave, and wire repurposed materials onto a metal grid. All materials provided, though you can bring any fun objects to personalize your panel. 

Participants will need to bring a small hammer, wire cutters, needle nose pliers, and heavy scissors or tin snips. Pre-registration with pre-payment required by Thursday, July 28.
$ 60.00
Garden Sculpture Screen Workshop: Sat Jul 30, 9am-1pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Participants will need to bring a small hammer, wire cutters, needle nose pliers, and heavy scissors or tin snips. Pre-registration with pre-payment required by Thursday, July 28.
$ 75.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue Aug 2, 10am
Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more. FREE with admission. 
$ 0.00
Youth Summer Camp #3 Earth, Water & Wildlife: Wed Aug 3, 1-5pm (Members)
Join us for a jam-packed afternoon full of fun indoors and out with educational activities focused on the connections between water, animals, and ecosystems! Explore the Gardens and the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing with games, crafts, snacks, and more. 

STEAM activities and content are appropriate for ages 8-12. Pre-registration with payment required by Monday, August 1.
$ 14.00
Youth Summer Camp #3 Earth, Water & Wildlife: Wed Aug 3, 1-5pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

STEAM activities and content are appropriate for ages 8-12. Pre-registration with payment required by Monday, August 1.
$ 17.50
Pastel Painting: Begins Wed Aug 3, 6-8:30pm, 4 weeks (Members)
Expressive lines or smoothly blended techniques offer a wide range of ways to paint with the versatile medium of pastels. In this 4-week course taught by Garden Art Fair artist, Yvonne Brune, you'll work with oil pastels as well as soft pastels on a variety of papers that can add texture or color to your painting. 

All levels of experience are welcome! Pre-registration with payment required by Friday, July 29.
$ 60.00
Pastel Painting: Begins Wed Aug 3, 6-8:30pm, 4 weeks (General Public)
Please see description above.

All levels of experience are welcome! Pre-registration with payment required by Friday, July 29.
$ 75.00
Food & Scent Infusions : Sat Aug 6, 10am-12pm (Members)
A basic introduction on how to pair scent with food and drink in this olfactory class. There are many ways that you can incorporate essential oils into cooking, and cocktails. In this class, we will explore a starting point. 

Pre-registration with payment required by Tuesday, August 2.
$ 40.00
Food & Scent Infusions : Sat Aug 6, 10am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment required by Tuesday, August 2.
$ 50.00
YOUTH Floral Arranging : Sun Aug 7, 1:30pm (Members)
Kids, learn the basics of floral arranging from HyVee Center Floral Designer Marical Greenwood. Supplies will be provided and all workshop participants will leave with their very own hand-made arrangement, AND the knowledge to make more! Register for just one, or take all four classes this summer to practice a variety of design styles. 

Perfect for ages 8-18. Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, August 4. 
$ 28.00
YOUTH Floral Arranging : Sun Aug 7, 1:30pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Perfect for ages 8-18. Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, August 4. 
$ 35.00
Drying & Cooking with Herbs: Mon Aug 8, 6-8pm (Members)
Food is always better when properly seasoned! Learn to master the herb and spice basics, as herbalist Lynn Parkey discusses growing, drying, and using herbs to enhance your cooking. Take a walk through Joey & Jesse’s Herb Garden for some samples, and leave with some great simple recipes. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, August 4. 
$ 12.00
Drying & Cooking with Herbs: Mon Aug 8, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, August 4. 
$ 15.00
Fall Color Photography: Begins Mon Aug 8, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Come learn how to capture stunning fall images. Join award winning photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photography for a class exploring the "how-to’s” of taking great pictures of fall 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 Thursday, August 4 - these classes fill up fast!
$ 72.00
Fall Color Photography: Begins Mon Aug 8, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.

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 Thursday, August  4 - these classes fill up fast!
$ 90.00
Intermediate Photography: Begins Tue Aug 9, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Take your photography to the next level with this four-part class. Building on concepts from Beginner Photography with practical application and further exploration of the tools, mechanics, and process, take creative control of your photographs. Emphasis will be on improving familiarity with manual control of aperture, shutter, lighting and flash. 

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 Friday, August 5 - these classes fill up fast!
$ 72.00
Intermediate Photography: Begins Tue Aug 9, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.

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 Friday, August 5  - these classes fill up fast!
$ 90.00
I Spy Something Green: INSECTS!: Wed Aug 10, 6-7:30pm (Members)
Come get up close and personal with some of Iowa’s amazing insects. Join Nathan Brockman, Reiman Gardens’ Butterfly Wing Curator, for this two part program. The first part will have you out in the Gardens with insect collecting gear in hand as we explore to see what species we can find. After collecting is done we will head inside to will observe and discuss some of the collected specimens as well as some of Iowa’s other extraordinary native insects. 

Great for adults and kids exploring together. Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, August 4. 

$20 Adult/Youth pair
$4 Each additional youth
$ 20.00
I Spy Something Green: INSECTS!: Wed Aug 10, 6-7:30pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Great for adults and kids exploring together. Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, August 4. 

$25 Adult/Youth pair
$5 Each additional youth
$ 25.00
Light Painting (Photography): Begins Wed Aug 10, 7:30-10pm, 4 wks (Members)
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 NOTE that this class meets from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. 

Please bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera, a flashlight, fresh batteries, cable release for your DSLR camera, a sturdy tripod and an external camera flash (optional). Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.  Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 5 - register early!
$ 72.00
Light Painting (Photography): Begins Wed Aug 10, 7:30-10pm, 4 wks (Gen. Pub.)
Please see description above.

PLEASE NOTE that this class meets from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. 

Please bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera, a flashlight, fresh batteries, cable release for your DSLR camera, a sturdy tripod and an external camera flash (optional). Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.  Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 5 - register early!
$ 90.00
Plant Pals: Thu Aug 11, 10am (Member Youth)
TOPIC: Fall Gardens

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 2.00
Plant Pals: Thu Aug 11, 10am (General Public Youth)
TOPIC: Fall Gardens

Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Botanical Beverages: DIY Syrups, Shrubs & Bitters: Thu Aug 11, 6-8:30p (Members)
Create exotic mixers straight from your own garden! Whether flavoring sparkling water or stocking your bar, you’ll love making botanical syrups, refreshing shrubs (it’s a drink, not just a plant!), and a variety of bitters to impress your guests, thank your hostess, refresh yourself. 

Must be 21+ to attend. Preregistration with payment is required by Monday, August 8. 
$ 20.00
Botanical Beverages: DIY Syrups, Shrubs & Bitters: Thu Aug 11, 6-8:30p (Gen Pub)
Please see description above.

Must be 21+ to attend. Preregistration with payment is required by Monday, August 8. 
$ 25.00
Eating by Color: Mon Aug 15, 6-8pm (Members)
Eating a variety of colorful foods can give your body essential nutrients – nature’s way of offering a real rainbow that our bodies need! Lycopene from red tomatoes or watermelon helps protect against some cancers, while the beta carotene from orange foods like sweet potatoes and carrots supports bone health… Learn from herbalist Gayle Curtis about the many different colors in natural foods and what they do. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, August 11.
$ 12.00
Eating by Color: Mon Aug 15, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, August 11.
$ 15.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue Aug 16, 10am
Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more. FREE with admission. 
$ 0.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Aug 16, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Garden Hue Market Bunches

Learn how to beautifully and intentionally arrange summer flower bunches purchased locally. 

Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.
$ 40.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Aug 16, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Garden Hue Market Bunches

Learn how to beautifully and intentionally arrange summer flower bunches purchased locally. 

Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.
$ 50.00
Behind the Scenes: Wed Aug 17, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Integrated Pest Management at Reiman Gardens

At Reiman Gardens, our job is to collect and display beautiful plants – and the pests’ job is to eat them. Gain insight into unique and common pest pressures and learn how we address them with both sustainable and conventional means. This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. 

FREE for Members, ISU Students, and Volunteers with hours in the last 2 months.
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes: Wed Aug 17, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Integrated Pest Management at Reiman Gardens

Please see description above.

Price includes Gardens' admission.
$ 10.00
Growing with Grown-Ups : Thu Aug 18, 5:30-6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Growing & Cooking with Herbs & Other Plants

Bring your taste buds for this month’s class exploring some of the different plants used for tasty tidbits – from weeds to herbs to root spices like ginger, Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth will show you some quick & easy recipes, and you’ll go home with your own apron! 

Registration with pre-payment is required one week prior to class. (Youth ages 8+ with accompanying adult.)

Per Class: $12 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $4 per class
$ 12.00
Growing with Grown-Ups : Thu Aug 18, 5:30-6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Growing & Cooking with Herbs & Other Plants

Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required one week prior to class. (Youth ages 8+ with accompanying adult.)

Per Class: $15for youth/adult pair
Each Additional  Youth: $5 per class
$ 15.00
Great Plants for IA SERIES: Begins Mon, Aug 22, 6-8:30p (DATES BELOW) (Members)
Great Plants for Iowa series will allow participants to develop knowledge of the wide variety of garden plants that grow well in Central Iowa. Covering nearly 500 plants, these 16 classes are spread across several years. Each class focuses on identification, cultural requirements, and the use of the plants in gardens and the broader landscape. These classes are perfect for avid amateur gardeners and plant enthusiasts, aspiring horticulture professionals, horticulturists, garden designers, landscape architects seeking professional development, and Master Gardeners looking for continuing education credits. There are no prerequisites and you are welcome to take one or all the classes each year. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by the Friday before each class. Classes are held from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., the following Mondays: 
 August 22: Shade Trees
 August 29: Vines
 September 12: Small & Medium Shrubs
 September 19: Perennials for Sun - the Basics
$ 48.00
Great Plants for IA SERIES: Begins Mon, Aug 22, 6-8:30p (DATES BELOW) (Gen Pub)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by the Friday before each class. Classes are held from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., the following Mondays: 
 August 22: Shade Trees
 August 29: Vines
 September 12: Small & Medium Shrubs
 September 19: Perennials for Sun - the Basics
$ 60.00
Great Plants for Iowa: Mon Aug 22, 6-8:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Shade Trees

From Maples to Oaks to something a little less common, learn more about the wonderful large trees well-suited as shade trees in Central Iowa. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 19.
$ 16.00
Great Plants for Iowa: Mon Aug 22, 6-8:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Shade Trees

From Maples to Oaks to something a little less common, learn more about the wonderful large trees well-suited as shade trees in Central Iowa. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 19.
$ 20.00
Plant Pals: Thu Aug 25, 10am (Member Youth)
TOPIC: Harvesting a Garden

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact  with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 2.00
Plant Pals: Thu Aug 25, 10am (General Public Youth)
TOPIC: Harvesting a Garden

Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Color in the Garden: Thu Aug 25, 6-8pm (Members)
Color is one of the most powerful tools in garden design. Use it properly and you can create a multitude of effects, from tranquility and serenity to a riotous feast for the eyes. Effective garden designs don’t occur by random plantings; they are the results of inspiration combined with knowledge of color. Do you know most of our knowledge and use of color is based on paint and printing? Would it surprise you to learn that color in the garden is based on visual color which differs from the artist’s palette? This is a technical presentation where Director Ed Lyon will explain why color may not be as it seems. You’ll go home having learned how to assess a garden for color design, how light, texture, and point of view effect color, and what makes beautiful color combinations. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 22.
$ 16.00
Color in the Garden: Thu Aug 25, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 22.
$ 20.00
Nature Connects® Artists Challenge (ENTRY FORM)
Show off your own unique sculpture using LEGO® bricks to interpret the theme, “The House that Nature Built.” Accepted pieces will be briefly displayed at Reiman Gardens, and prizes will be awarded!

SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 24: Entries must be submitted by digital image to smerritt@iastate.edu
Friday, August 26th (by 10:00 a.m.): Entries must be delivered to the Gardens for display at Reiman Gardens.
Saturday, August 27 (at 10:00 a.m.): Judges will select winning entries in 4 different age levels based on color, creativity, and connection to nature.  
Sunday, August 28 (between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.): Pieces must be removed.

Submission is free, and attendance is free with admission.
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