Reiman Gardens - Iowa State University   515-294-2710
1407 University Boulevard   rgregistration@iastate.edu
Ames, IA 50011
   
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Winter Photography : Begins Tue Feb 9, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Explore the photographic potential of the winter landscape in this unique course taught by Mark Stoltenberg, of Mark Stoltenberg Photography. Learn the fundamentals of winter photography, from preparation to practice to processing. Each session will focus on specific challenges of taking winter photographs, incorporating practical and technical discussion with studio session and follow-up/troubleshooting. You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera, a sturdy tripod, and dress for the weather.
 
NOTE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission is the PREREQUISITE for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, January 29. 

Register early - photography classes fill up fast!
Registration is Closed
$ 72.00
Winter Photography : Begins Tue Feb 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, a sturdy tripod, and dress for the weather.
 
NOTE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission is the PREREQUISITE for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, January 29. 

Register early - photography classes fill up fast!
Registration is Closed.
$ 90.00
Crafty Cocktail Night: Thu Feb 11, 6pm (Members, ISU Students)
CRAFT: Felt Flower Wreaths

Join us at the Gardens after hours for a re-purposed craft to celebrate environmental stewardship, while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting!  Prepare for Valentine’s Day by turning repurposed felt into a    gorgeous floral wreath to give as a gift or to hang on your door as a welcome for spring. 

This program is BYOB – you may bring a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage for yourself. Must be 21+ to attend.  

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, February 9.
Limited walk-ins welcome.
$ 5.00
Crafty Cocktail Night: Thu Feb 11, 6pm (General Public)
CRAFT: Felt Flower Wreaths

Please see description above.

This program is BYOB – you may bring a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage for yourself. Must be 21+ to attend.  

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, February 9.
Limited walk-ins welcome.
$ 10.00
Rose, Heart, & Butterfly Hand Built Sculptures : Sun Feb 14, 1-3pm (Members)
Make one-of-a-kind clay gifts for a loved one on Valentines’ Day with Blanden Art Museum artist and instructor Diane O’Hern. Follow along step by step to create a rose, a butterfly, and a heart sculpted out of air dry clay and model magic clay. A make and take art project for children and adults.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, February 11.
$ 28.00
Rose, Heart, & Butterfly Hand Built Sculptures : Sun Feb 14, 1-3pm (Gen. Pub.)
Please see description above.
A make and take art project for children and adults.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, February 11.
$ 35.00
Plant Protection Program Short Course: Tue Feb 16, 6-9pm (Members)
Reiman Gardens' staff will introduce you to the American Public Gardens Association’s Plant Protection Program (PPP, formerly Sentinel Plant Network), aimed to detect and diagnose "high-consequence" pests and pathogens, like emerald ash borer and the Asian long-horned beetle. Learn about IPM (integrated pest management) practices and understand the process involved in becoming a First Detector. A good introduction to more specific PPP programs offered throughout the year. 

Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 12.
$ 12.00
Plant Protection Program Short Course: Tue Feb 16, 6-9pm (General Public)
Please see description above. 
A good introduction to more specific PPP programs offered throughout the year. 

Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 12.
$ 15.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, Feb 16, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Monochromatic: Yellow Arrangements

Celebrate the friendship side of Valentines’ Day with a monochromatic arrangement full of tints, tones and shades of a single hue. 

Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.
Registration is Full.
$ 40.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, Feb 16, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Monochromatic: Yellow Arrangements

Celebrate the friendship side of Valentines’ Day with a monochromatic arrangement full of tints, tones and shades of a single hue. 

Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.
Registration is Full.
$ 50.00
Behind the Scenes: Wed Feb 17, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Weddings & Private Events

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

Reiman Gardens offers amazing spaces for weddings and parties – and there’s some real magic to making them happen! Catch a glimpse of how it works and all that is possible at the Gardens.

FREE for Members, ISU Students, and Volunteers with hours in the last 2 months.
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes: Wed Feb 17, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Weddings & Private Events

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

Reiman Gardens offers amazing spaces for weddings and parties – and there’s some real magic to making them happen! Catch a glimpse of how it works and all that is possible at the Gardens.

FREE for Members, ISU Students, and Volunteers with hours in the last 2 months.
$ 10.00
Blacklight Butterfly Roosting: Wed Feb 17, 5:40pm (Butterfly Docents)
Join Nathan Brockman, Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing Curator, for a special blacklight butterfly show. Learn the science behind the way many butterfly patterns fluoresce when exposed to UV light, and view them in a new way as they clump together and begin roosting for the night. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, February 12.
FREE for recent Butterfly Wing Docents.
$ 0.00
Blacklight Butterfly Roosting: Wed Feb 17, 5:40pm (Members)
Join Nathan Brockman, Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing Curator, for a special blacklight butterfly show. Learn the science behind the way many butterfly patterns fluoresce when exposed to UV light, and view them in a new way as they clump together and begin roosting for the night. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, February 12.
FREE for recent Butterfly Wing Docents.
$ 10.00
Blacklight Butterfly Roosting: Wed Feb 17, 5:40pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, February 12.
FREE for recent Butterfly Wing Docents.
$ 12.50
Caterpillar Club : Thu Feb 18, 10am
Theme: Experimenting with Color

Join us for winter storytelling. Each gathering will feature a theme as we read aloud two or three books about plants, insects, conservation, and color, followed by related activities and crafts. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Pre-registration is HIGHLY recommended! Free with admission.
$ 0.00
Crafty Cocktail Night: Thu Feb 25, 6pm (Members, ISU Students)
CRAFT: Zen Succulent Gardens

Join us at the Gardens after hours for a re-purposed craft to celebrate environmental stewardship, while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting!  Join Reiman Gardens’ Education Manager and Zendoodle instructor Sara Merritt for a craft which combines doodling with miniature Zen gardening. Doodle patterns on paper, then choose from a variety of succulent plants and colored sand to create a tiny Zen garden that you can rake using your doodled patterns.   This program is BYOB – you may bring a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage for yourself. Then you’ll go home with a fun item to enjoy or give as a gift. Must be 21+ to attend.  

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, February 23.
$ 5.00
Crafty Cocktail Night: Thu Feb 25, 6pm (General Public)
CRAFT: Zen Succulent Gardens

Please see description above.
This program is BYOB – you may bring a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage for yourself. Then you’ll go home with a fun item to enjoy or give as a gift. Must be 21+ to attend.  

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, February 23.
$ 10.00
Smartphone Photography : Begins Tue Mar 1, 6-8:30pm, for 4 weeks (Members)
Photographs taken with iPhone and Android phones have the potential to be truly amazing. In this 4-week class, expert photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg will help you explore the advantages and limitations of these tiny cameras and go over a variety of techniques to improve your photos. There will also be some discussion of apps that allow you to customize both your shooting experience and the resulting photos. Take great smart phone photos and share them online! Open to all levels. 

You will need to bring the following to each class: iPhone or Android smart phone. Photo editing applications may cost extra, but are not required. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, February 26. 
This program has been cancelled.
$ 72.00
Smartphone Photography : Begins Tue Mar 1, 6-8:30pm, for 4 weeks (Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

You will need to bring the following to each class: iPhone or Android smart phone. Photo editing applications may cost extra, but are not required. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, February 26. 
This program has been cancelled.
$ 90.00
Spring Pruning Workshop: Wed Mar 2, 1-3pm (General Public)
Please see description above.
Please bring a pair of gardening gloves (preferably leather), and dress to work outdoors! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, February 29.
$ 15.00
Spring Pruning Workshop: Wed Mar 2, 1-3pm (Members)
Join Sarah Rummery, Reiman Gardens’ Manager of Horticultural Operations, and Sharon Rink, Reiman Gardens’ Horticulturist, for an informative and hands-on workshop designed to familiarize you with all the W’s of early spring pruning! Learn what, when, where, how, and why to prune, and put your knowledge to practice outside in the Gardens! Please bring a pair of gardening gloves (preferably leather), and dress to work outdoors! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, February 29.
$ 12.00
Caterpillar Club : Thu Mar 3, 10am
Theme: Color in the Garden

Join us for winter storytelling. Each gathering will feature a theme as we read aloud two or three books about plants, insects, conservation, and color, followed by related activities and crafts. Materials are intended  for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Pre-registration is HIGHLY recommended! Free with admission.
$ 0.00
Made in the Shade (SERIES): Begins Thu Mar 3, 6-8pm, 4 sessions (Members)
The problem with a maturing home landscape is that all of those gorgeous trees you have been nurturing to their magnificent adult size are now diminishing those full-sun perennial beds! Don’t despair; shade gardening is more than hostas and astilbes; the plant palette is much more expansive than many people realize. In addition, shade opens up entirely different garden uses and sensations that balance sun inspired areas. Come learn why shade is ‘hot’! 

Register for the series, and receive an invitation to tour Ed Lyon’s personal home garden (Saturday, June 18, 9-11am), or sign up for one or more individual classes. Note: NO CLASS March 17.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, February 29.
$ 60.00
Made in the Shade (SERIES): Begins Thu Mar 3, 6-8pm, 4 sessions (General Public)
Please see description above.

Register for the series, and receive an invitation to tour Ed Lyon’s personal home garden (Saturday, June 18, 9-11am), or sign up for one or more individual classes. Note: NO CLASS March 17.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, February 29.
$ 75.00
Made in the Shade: Thu Mar 3, 6-8pm (Members)
TOPIC: How to Build/Improve a Successful Shade Garden 

So many gardening presentations show you the "after" possibly with some "before" but rarely include images of the actual process. Ed Lyon has built 3 major shade gardens in 18 years and photographed the process and progress of all three! The first was in 1997 as display gardens in a nursery; in 2007 he moved and started over with a Victorian home landscape; and he is now developing his third after a move to Iowa in 2015. Both moves also included transporting plants from the former landscape. In this presentation he explains how to overcome the challenges of shade gardening whether you are building from scratch or improving an existing space. This talk is truly "how to"! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, February 29.
$ 16.00
Made in the Shade: Thu Mar 3, 6-8pm (General Public)
TOPIC: How to Build/Improve a Successful Shade Garden 

Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, February 29.
$ 20.00
Intro to Plant Propagation: Thu Mar 3, 6-9pm (Members)
Save money by growing your own plants from cuttings and seeds! Learn easy-to-implement techniques from an expert in plant propagation, Reiman Gardens’ Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth. Bring home some plant starts to get your garden going! Class is structured as lecture /presentation from 6:00 – 8:00, with the remainder of time left for lab work and one-on-one assistance (optional). 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, February 29.
$ 20.00
Intro to Plant Propagation: Thu Mar 3, 6-9pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, February 29.
$ 25.00
Musical Writing : Begins Mon Mar 7, 6-7pm, 4 wks (Members)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM*

Explore the connections between writing and music in a beautiful setting with guidance from therapeutic expression instructor Camilla Kottman. Participants will consider thoughts and feelings evoked by elements of music, genres, and lyrics. Open to anyone ages 13+. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, March 4.
$ 36.00
Musical Writing : Begins Mon Mar 7, 6-7pm, 4 wks (General Public)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM*

Please see description above. 
Open to anyone ages 13+. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, March 4.
$ 45.00
Expression thru Nature & Movement: Begins Tue Mar 8, 6-7:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM*

Using time, weight and space as tools for expanding awareness and self-understanding, Board-Certified Movement Therapist Camilla Kottman will lead this expressive movement course. Learn how range of motion becomes range of e-motion. Open to anyone ages 13+. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, March 4.
$ 44.00
Expression thru Nature & Movement: Begins Tue Mar 8, 6-7:30pm, 4 wks (Gen. Pub.)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM*

Please see description above.
Open to anyone ages 13+. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, March 4.
$ 55.00
Plant Propagation for Kids: Thu Mar 10, 6-7pm (Members)
Kids, become a budding horticulturist in this fun class where you will learn to grow your own plants from cuttings and seeds. Bring home some plants, and show off your skills to your family! Perfect for ages 12 and up, or 8+ with an adult. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, March 7. This class is a recommended PREREQUISITE for the Growing with Grown-Ups series beginning in April.
$ 16.00
Plant Propagation for Kids: Thu Mar 10, 6-7pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, March 7. This class is a recommended PREREQUISITE for the Growing with Grown-Ups series beginning in April.
$ 20.00
Made in the Shade: Thu Mar 10, 6-8pm (Members)
TOPIC: The Foundation Plants

Shade got you down? Would you be pleased to know there is a large palette of plants that can provide beauty and interest to the shade garden? In fact, there are so many that we need two lectures to cover them. There are plants that “glow in the dark”, flowers than range from delicately diminutive to exotic, foliage that intrigues, architectural forms for a winter garden, and textures to provide contrast. “Foundation Plants” starts with the durable good doers, those plants that will establish with the least fuss and provide the foundation of the design. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, March 7.
$ 16.00
Made in the Shade: Thu Mar 10, 6-8pm (General Public)
TOPIC: The Foundation Plants

Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, March 7.
$ 20.00
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 Mar 15, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Colorful Baskets

Brighten someone's day with a basket of cheer. These small compact arrangements are a perfect complement for a casual living home.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, March 8.
$ 40.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Mar 15, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Colorful Baskets

Brighten someone's day with a basket of cheer. These small compact arrangements are a perfect complement for a casual living home.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, March 8.
$ 50.00
Behind the Scenes: Wed Mar 16, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Butterfly Wing & Basement

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

Discover the secrets beneath the Butterfly Wing! If you haven’t toured the Butterfly Basement before, don’t miss your chance. Sign up early – this one always sells out! 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 Mar 16, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Butterfly Wing & Basement

Please see decsription above.

FREE for Members, ISU Students, and Volunteers with hours in the last 2 months. General Public price includes admission.
$ 10.00
Reiman Gardens' After Hours : Fri Mar 18, 4:30-7pm (Members)
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day by sitting back and enjoying an eclectic array of melodies, with an extensive Celtic repertoire by the Blue Moon Players. The band will perform from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

In keeping with the Irish theme, a baked potato bar will offer all of your favorite baked potato fixings. Cash bar for drinks.

The Hughes Conservatory and Gift Shop will also remain open during the event. Shop for St. Patrick’s Day home décor and more.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Sunday, March 13. After that, tickets will be $28 at the door. Must be 21+ to attend.
$ 16.00
Reiman Gardens' After Hours : Fri Mar 18, 4:30-7pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Sunday, March 13. After that, tickets will be $28 at the door. Must be 21+ to attend.
$ 21.00
Made in the Shade: Thu Mar 24, 6-8pm (Members)
TOPIC: The Exotic Plants

Ed highly advises learning what it takes to provide ideal growing conditions for shade and starting with the durable stalwarts from Made in the Shade: Foundation Plants. Once you feel confident that the conditions are right and the rugged plants are flourishing, you are ready to explore the more “exotic” selections that may be fussier in their growing requirements. From fancy cobra lilies to shredded umbrella plants, you will be amazed at some of the selections in this category. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, March 21.
$ 16.00
Made in the Shade: Thu Mar 24, 6-8pm (General Public)
TOPIC: The Exotic Plants

Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, March 21.
$ 20.00
Made in the Shade: Thu Mar 31, 6-8pm (Members)
TOPIC: Ferns

One of the most elegant and useful plants in the outdoor landscape is the fern. Most gardeners don’t realize that there are an enormous variety of these ubiquitous plants in a myriad of sizes, forms, and textures – so many they fill  a whole class. In recent years, there has been a virtual explosion of new selections and cultivars with no indication of slowing down soon. Selection goes well beyond ostrich and Christmas ferns! There are a number of mutations that provide fascinating deviations in frond shape; you will be amazed at the forms created. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, March 28.
$ 16.00
Made in the Shade: Thu Mar 31, 6-8pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Ferns

Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, March 28.
$ 20.00
Dish Garden Workshop: Sat Apr 2, 9:30-11:30am (Members)
Create a unique succulent dish garden to give as a gift or to keep for your own home. Choose from a variety of succulent plants as Horticulturist Ed Moran provides all the information you need to design your garden and care for it year-round. All materials will be provided, including soil, plants, top-dressing, decorative stones, and a 12” terra cotta container.

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, March 31.
$ 48.00
Dish Garden Workshop: Sat Apr 2, 9:30-11:30am (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, March 31.
$ 60.00
Conscious Smelling : Sat Apr 2, 10am-12pm (Members)
Have you ever taken time to truly smell the flowers? Most people don’t smell with intention, they simply sniff briefly and continue on with what they were about to do, whether it’s eat a meal, or enjoy a bouquet of flowers. In this class we will sit, contemplate what we are smelling, and describe it in detail. This class will be a collaborative effort, and is an introduction to olfactory vocabulary development. 

NOTE: Please do not wear any scented products to class.
Pre-registration is     required by Thursday, March 31.
$ 44.00
Conscious Smelling : Sat Apr 2, 10am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

NOTE: Please do not wear any scented products to class.
Pre-registration is required by Thursday, March 31.
$ 55.00
SPECIAL: Bouquets & Boutonnieres : Sat Apr 2, 1:30-3:30pm (Members)
Bouquets, Boutonnieres, and more! Learn from HyVee Center Floral Designer Marical Greenwood how to create stylish floral accents for weddings, dances, and other formal events. Supplies will be provided and all workshop participants will leave with their very own hand-made bouquet, one or two boutonnieres, AND the knowledge to make more! 

Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, March 31.
$ 36.00
SPECIAL: Bouquets & Boutonnieres : Sat Apr 2, 1:30-3:30pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Preregistration with payment is required by Thursday, March 31.
$ 45.00
Underwater Creature Hand Built Sculpture : Mon Apr 4 (TIMES BELOW) (Members)
Sketch from aquatic life on site in Lake Helen and be inspired to create a 3-D sculpture from your drawings. Work with artist and instructor Diane O’Hern to finish up by painting each piece with watercolors. A make and take art project for children and adults. 

TIMES AVAILABLE: Afterschool: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Evening: 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, April 1.
$ 16.00
Underwater Creature Hand Built Sculpture : Mon Apr 4 (TIMES BELOW) (Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

TIMES AVAILABLE: Afterschool: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Evening: 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, April 1.
$ 20.00
Beginner Photography : Begins Mon Apr 4, 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 Monday, March 28. Register early – this class fills up fast! 

Available: 2
$ 72.00
Beginner Photography : Begins Mon Apr 4, 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 Monday, March 28. Register early – this class fills up fast! 

Available: 2
$ 90.00
Movement Milestones: Expression for Ages 6-10 : Tue Apr 5, 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 elementary-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, April 1.
$ 44.00
Movement Milestones: Expression for Ages 6-10 : Tue Apr 5, 6-7pm, 4wks (Gen Pub)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM*

Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, April 1.
$ 55.00
Macro Photo 2: Abstraction : Begins Tue Apr 5, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Take your close-up photography to the next level by incorporating abstract, fine art compositions into your shots with this four-week course with professional photographer and treasured instructor Mark Stoltenberg. Mark will take you through the steps to set up your own abstract, fine art compositions to capture the infinitesimal beauty of nature just beyond our usual perception. 

MACRO 1 is the prerequisite for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, March 28. Register early – this class fills up fast! 
$ 72.00
Macro Photo 2: Abstraction : Begins Tue Apr 5, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.
You will need to bring the following to each class: DSLR camera, macro lens, and sturdy tripod.

MACRO 1 is the prerequisite for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, March 28. Register early – this class fills up fast! 
$ 90.00
Reflective Nature Meditation : Begins Wed Apr 6, 6-7pm, 4 wks (Members)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM*

Nature is restorative. Learn to get the most out of your nature experience with Camilla Kottman, expressive therapies instructor. She will guide you through progressive relaxation, guided imagery, and body techniques to help promote wellness and relaxation. Open to anyone ages 13+.  

Pre-registration with payment is required by Monday, April 4.
$ 44.00
Reflective Nature Meditation : Begins Wed Apr 6, 6-7pm, 4 wks (General Public)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM*

Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Monday, April 4.
$ 55.00
Animal Photography : Begins Wed Apr 6, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Want to take quality images of your pets, local wildlife, or improve those zoo pics? Learn the basic photographic techniques, poses, lighting, equipment, etc. to improve your animal photography, with treasured instructor Mark Stoltenberg. 

Beginner Photography or instructor permission is the PREREQUISITE for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, March 30. 

Register early - photography classes fill up fast!
$ 72.00
Animal Photography : Begins Wed Apr 6, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.

Beginner Photography or instructor permission is the PREREQUISITE for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, March 30. 

Register early - photography classes fill up fast!
$ 90.00
Natural Mask-Making Workshop: Sun Apr 10, 9:30am-12pm (Members)
Make your own mask for the upcoming All-Species Parade in downtown Ames by working with local artist and instructor, Molly Nagel! Using natural materials found and collected at Reiman Gardens, Molly will teach you how to make a beautiful insect or animal mask you can wear to celebrate diversity in the animal kingdom! Open to ages 12+.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, April 8.
$ 20.00
Natural Mask-Making Workshop: Sun Apr 10, 9:30am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, April 8.
$ 25.00
Lotus & Water Lily Propagation Workshop: Mon Apr 11, 6-9pm (Members)
Learn from Master Gardener Jamie Beyer how to pot up (and re-pot) these beautiful plants the right way for use in water gardening. Participants will work hands-on to pot up and take home their very own lotus plant, and will have the option to either pot up and take home a large water lily for a home water garden, or bring in a water lily from a home water garden to be re-potted in class.  All materials provided, with resources, suggestions, and expert advice. 

Registration with pre-payment  is required by Wednesday, Friday, April 8.
$ 40.00
Lotus & Water Lily Propagation Workshop: Mon Apr 11, 6-9pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment  is required by Wednesday, Friday, April 8.
$ 50.00
Vegetable Gardening Best Practices: Thu Apr 14, 6-8pm (Members)
Celebrate Earth Month by getting a head start on your own summer vegetable garden, with a discussion on best practices by Reiman Gardens’ own expert vegetable gardener, Horticulturist Sharon Rink. 

Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, April 12.
$ 10.00
Vegetable Gardening Best Practices: Thu Apr 14, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, April 12.
$ 12.50
Gardening Basics: Sat Apr 16, 10am-12pm (Members)
Are you a newbie to developing a home garden landscape? This presentation covers the basics every homeowner should know to ensure success before even starting, with information based on a chapter in his book “Growing the Midwest Garden”. Whether you are a beginner wondering where to start with a new landscape or a current gardener struggling with problems, this session will simplify gardening and explain many myths and misconceptions about the “how-to’s”. Ed Lyon will teach you how to maximize success while minimizing stress, maintenance, and expense. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, April 13.
$ 12.00
Gardening Basics: Sat Apr 16, 10am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, April 13.
$ 15.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Apr 19, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Off-White Crescents

Give a nod to those emerging bulbs with springtime crescents that can welcome the change in season!

Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.
$ 40.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Apr 19, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Off-White Crescents

Give a nod to those emerging bulbs with springtime crescents that can welcome the change in season!

Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.
$ 50.00
Behind the Scenes: Wed Apr 20, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Production Greenhouses

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

After a long Iowa winter, see these back-of-the-house spaces come alive  with seedlings and activity, and get inspired for your spring gardens. 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 Apr 20, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Production Greenhouses

Please see description above.

Price includes Gardens' admission.
$ 10.00
Growing with Grown-Ups (SERIES): 3rd Thursdays Apr-Sep, 5:30-6:30pm (Members)
Kids, bring an adult with you to Reiman Gardens each month and learn a wide variety of gardening and growing techniques from Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth. From floral arranging and cooking with herbs, to worm composting and more, you’ll have fun and learn a ton! Sign up for individual classes, or register for the series to receive a discount, a set of youth gardening supplies, and a certificate from Reiman Gardens! (Perfect for youth ages 8+ with accompanying adult.

SERIES: $60 for youth/adult pair
Per Class: $12 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $4 per class

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, April 14. 
$ 60.00
Growing with Grown-Ups (SERIES): 3rd Thursdays Apr-Sep, 5:30-6:30pm (Gen. Pub.)
Please see description above.
(Perfect for youth ages 8+ with accompanying adult.

SERIES: $75 for youth/adult pair
Per Class: $15 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $5 per class

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, April 14. 
$ 75.00
Growing with Grown-Ups : Thu Apr 21, 5:30-6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Treeeeeeees!

Learn all about trees from Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth. Find out how you can help the earth from the nonprofit Trees Forever, plant a tree together at Reiman Gardens, and take home a sapling to plant in your own yard!  Perfect for 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, April 14. 
$ 12.00
Growing with Grown-Ups : Thu Apr 21, 5:30-6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Treeeeeeees!

Learn all about trees from Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth. Find out how you can help the earth from the nonprofit Trees Forever, plant a tree together at Reiman Gardens, and take home a sapling to plant in your own yard!  Perfect for youth ages 8+ with accompanying adult.

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

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, April 14. 
$ 15.00
Iowa Butterfly Survery Network Training: Sat Apr 23, 9-11:30am
Take an active role in conservation as a citizen scientist through the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network (IBSN), with this free training from our entomology staff. Learn survey techniques specifically developed for butterflies so you can help monitor butterfly populations, and provide valuable data to identify potential threats, show effectiveness of habitat restoration efforts, and give an annual snapshot of the health of all butterfly populations in Iowa. 

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged.
FREE for everyone
$ 0.00
LEGO® Engineering : Sat Apr 23, (TIMES BELOW) (Members)
Kids, keep your parents outside while you join ISU students in the Toying with Technology class for an activity at Reiman Gardens exploring engineering! Practice programming with LEGO® rover car materials, and work in teams to complete a variety of   tasks, then head back to the Gardens to see the new Nature Connects® exhibit of sculptures made from LEGO® blocks. Perfect for any youth, from reading level to 12th grade. A Duplo® building activity is also available for pre-readers (preregistration required). 

AVAILABLE TIMES: 11am-12pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm (NO Programs during lunch 12-1pm)
Preregistration with payment is required by Wednesday, April 20.
$ 12.00
LEGO® Engineering : Sat Apr 23, (TIMES BELOW) (General Public)
Please see description above. 
Perfect for any youth, from reading level to 12th grade. A Duplo® building activity is also available for pre-readers (preregistration required). 

AVAILABLE TIMES: 11am-12pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm (NO Programs during lunch 12-1pm)
Preregistration with payment is required by Wednesday, April 20.
$ 15.00
Family Yoga in the Gardens (SERIES): Begins Wed Apr 27, 10am, 6 wks (Members)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM

Family yoga classes are light-hearted and focused on the kids (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. Each class features a different color theme, so dress to express (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple)! Register for the series, or attend individual sessions. 

SERIES: $40 for youth/adult pair
Per Class: $8 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $3 per class

Pre-registration with payment is HIGHLY encouraged.
$ 40.00
Family Yoga in the Gardens (SERIES): Begins Wed Apr 27, 10am, 6 wks (Gen. Pub.)
*NEW THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE PROGRAM

Please see description above. Each class features a different color theme, so dress to express (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple)!

SERIES: $50 for youth/adult pair
Per Class: $10 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $4 per class

Pre-registration with payment is HIGHLY encouraged.
$ 50.00
Family Yoga in the Gardens : Wed Apr 27, 10am (Members)
COLOR: RED!

Wear RED today for family yoga! Class will be light-hearted and focused on the kids (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 : Wed Apr 27, 10am (General Public)
COLOR: RED!

Please see description above.

$10 for youth/adult pair
Each Additional Youth: $4
$ 10.00
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