Reiman Gardens - Iowa State University   515-294-2710
1407 University Boulevard   rgregistration@iastate.edu
Ames, IA 50011
   
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Papermaking : Begins Thu Apr 2, 6-8:30pm, for 3 wks (Members)
Learn to form sheets of handmade paper using pulp prepared from recycled materials in this hands-on class that makes a splash! Please bring an apron if you have one, and come prepared to make a mess! STEAM program great for anyone age 10 and up!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, March 31,
$ 40.00
Papermaking : Begins Thu Apr 2, 6-8:30pm, for 3 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, March 31,
$ 50.00
Dish Garden Workshop : Sat Apr 4, 2015 9:30-11:30am (Members)
Create an out-of-this-world succulent dish garden to give as a gift or to keep for your own home. Choose from a variety of unique 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” glazed terracotta container.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, April 2.
$ 44.00
Dish Garden Workshop : Sat Apr 4, 2015 9:30-11:30am (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, April 2.
$ 55.00
Perfume Blending Intensive : Begins Tue Apr 7, 6-8pm, for 6 wks (Members)
Those who complete this 6-week intensive will come away with their own uniquely developed fragrance, 1 kit of 10 essences, and a CERTIFICATE OF PERFUME BLENDING from Amanda Feeley, natural perfumer and owner of Esscentual Alchemy. Amanda will teach  you the background, skills, and preparation you will need on your own journey to become a natural perfumer. You will receive in-depth training on organization of materials and space, recording and evaluating, as well as how to classify and categorize odors and develop a critical olfactory vocabulary. Finally, you will learn different approaches to creating a perfume, and the formulation capability to develop your very own fragrances. NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED PRODUCTS ON THE DAY OF CLASS.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, March 31.
$ 800.00
Perfume Blending Intensive : Begins Tue Apr 7, 6-8pm, for 6 wks (General Public)
(CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)
Please see description above.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED PRODUCTS ON THE DAY OF CLASS.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, March 31.
$ 1000.00
Beginner Photography : Begins Tue Apr 7, 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 classes offered throughout the year.

Pre-registration with payment required by Friday, April 3. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
Full: look for 2nd section in June.
$ 56.00
Beginner Photography : Begins Tue Apr 7, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.

This class is the prerequisite for many other classes offered throughout the year.

Pre-registration with payment required by Friday, April 3. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
Full: look for 2nd section in June.
$ 70.00
Low-Budget Photo Tricks : Begins Wed Apr 8, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Imagine capturing stunning shots and imaginative effects without a studio filled with expensive equipment and large flash units. Professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg will teach you how to get those fancy shots through affordable compact flashes for creative lighting options, the appropriate lighting and backdrop, and the creative use of your camera's features. You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, April 6. NOTE: BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS. 

Available: 1
$ 56.00
Low-Budget Photo Tricks : Begins Wed Apr 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. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, April 6. NOTE: BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS.  

Available: 1
$ 70.00
Natural Mask-Making Workshop : Sun Apr 12, 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!

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

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, April 9.
$ 25.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Apr 15, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Production Greenhouses (Spring)

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. 
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Apr 15, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Production Greenhouses (Spring)

Pre-registration with payment is HIGHLY encouraged. Fee includes admission to the Gardens.
$ 10.00
Willow Trellis Workshop : Sat Apr 18, 9:30am-1:30pm (Members)
Create your own trellis from willow with artists Pam Dennis and Ryk Weiss. Participants will get an opportunity to artfully construct a trellis perfect for vining and climbing plants. All materials will be provided and no previous experience is necessary. Participants need to bring a small bow saw, sharp anvil pruning shears, small hammer, and wire cutters.

Pre-registration with pre-payment required by Thursday, April 16.
$ 48.00
Willow Trellis Workshop : Sat Apr 18, 9:30am-1:30pm (General Public)
Please see description above.
Participants need to bring a small bow saw, sharp anvil pruning shears, small hammer, and wire cutters.

Pre-registration with pre-payment required by Thursday, April 16.
$ 60.00
Floral Design Series : PICK FOUR : 2015 6:30pm (Members)
PICK FOUR individual classes in which to learn the basics of Floral Design by creating beautiful arrangements to take home. All 2015 class topics relate to a celebration or holiday.

Classes are offered the following Tuesdays: 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15.

Pre-registration with payment is required one week prior to the first class.
$ 128.00
Floral Design Series : PICK FOUR : 2015 6:30pm (General Public)
PICK FOUR individual classes in which to learn the basics of Floral Design by creating beautiful arrangements to take home. All 2015 class topics relate to a celebration or holiday.

Classes are offered the following Tuesdays: 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15.

Pre-registration with payment is required one week prior to the first class.
$ 160.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, April 21, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Earth Day Wreaths

Celebrate the Earth with beautiful, spring-welcoming wreaths from fresh flowers that will dry into an everlasting arrangement for your home.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, April 14.
$ 36.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, April 21, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Earth Day Wreaths

Celebrate the Earth with beautiful, spring-welcoming wreaths from fresh flowers that will dry into an everlasting arrangement for your home.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, April 14.
$ 45.00
Vegetable Gardening Best Practices : Wed Apr 22, 6:00pm (Members)
Celebrate Earth Day 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 with pre-payment required by Monday, April 20.
$ 10.00
Vegetable Gardening Best Practices : Wed Apr 22, 6:00pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with pre-payment required by Monday, April 20.
$ 12.50
Recycled Bookmaking : Begins Thu Apr 23, 6-8:30pm, for 3 weeks (Members)
Learn about historical bookbinding techniques and make your own unique handmade books from recycled papers, using variations of the Coptic stitch. Leave class with two or more books and the know-how to keep cutting, folding and stitching more. A perfect use for that handmade paper from Papermaking!!

Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, April 21.
$ 40.00
Recycled Bookmaking : Begins Thu Apr 23, 6-8:30pm, for 3 weeks (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, April 21.
$ 50.00
Sentinel Plant Network First Detector Training : Thu Apr 23, 6-8:30pm
Reiman Gardens' staff will take you through the steps to become a certified First Detector, in the ever-increasing effort to detect and diagnose "high-consequence" pests and pathogens, such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian long-horned beetle. 

Pre-registration is required. Resource packs will be available for an additional $5.00.
$ 0.00
IA Butterfly Survey Network Training : Sat Apr 25, 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.

FREE with admission.
$ 0.00
Great Plants for IA SERIES : Begins Mon Apr 27, 6-8:30pm (Members)
Develop knowledge of the wide variety of garden plants that grow well in Central Iowa. Covering nearly 500 plants, 16 total classes are spread across 4 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.

Classes are the following Mondays, 6:00 - 8:30 pm:
April 27 - Spring & Summer Bulbs
June 15 - Small Trees
June 29 - Herbaceous Groundcovers for Sun & Shade
July 6 - Annuals: Beyond the Basics (change from previous date)
$ 48.00
Great Plants for IA SERIES : Begins Mon Apr 27, 6-8:30pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Classes are the following Mondays, 6:00 - 8:30 pm:
April 27 - Spring & Summer Bulbs
June 15 - Small Trees
June 29 - Herbaceous Groundcovers for Sun & Shade
July 6 - Annuals: Beyond the Basics (*change from previous date)
$ 60.00
Great Plants for IA : Mon Apr 27, 6-8:30pm (Members)
Topic: SPRING & SUMMER BULBS

Many of these wonderful plants burst into bloom early in the season, so we’ve moved our class so we can actually see them! Learn more about the dozens of colorful blooms that grow from bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers in the Iowa garden.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, April 24.
$ 16.00
Great Plants for IA : Mon Apr 27, 6-8:30pm (General Public)
Topic: SPRING & SUMMER BULBS

Please see description above.
Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, April 24.
$ 20.00
Floral & Butterfly Watercolor: Begins Sat May 2, 1-3pm, for 4 wks (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!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, April 30.
$ 56.00
Floral & Butterfly Watercolor: Begins Sat May 2, 1-3pm, for 4 wks (Gen. Public)
Please see description above. No experience necessary!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, April 30.
$ 70.00
Macro Photo 1 : Begins Tue May 5, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
This four-part workshop will cover the basics of macro photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject and "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, macro lens, and sturdy tripod. 

NOTES: BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS. MACRO 1 IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR MACRO 2 – ABSTRACTION. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, May 1. Register early - these classes fill up fast!
$ 56.00
Macro Photo 1 : Begins Tue May 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, macro lens, and sturdy tripod. 

NOTES: BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS. MACRO 1 IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR MACRO 2 – ABSTRACTION. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, May 1. Register early - these classes fill up fast!
$ 70.00
Photographic Exposure : Begins Wed May 6, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Go in-depth with professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg, to understand just what exposure is and how adjusting it will alter your photographs, for a variety of desired effects. Learn to master manual control of the lightness and the darkness of an image, even when your camera suggests something different. You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera, and sturdy tripod. NOTE: BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, May 1. Register early - these classes fill up fast!
$ 56.00
Photographic Exposure : Begins Wed May 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. NOTE: BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, May 1.    Register early - these classes fill up fast!
$ 70.00
Plant Pals : Thu May 7, 10am (Members)
TOPIC: Planting!

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.

Registration with pre-payment is required.
$ 2.00
Plant Pals : Thu May 7, 10am (General Public Youth)
TOPIC: Planting!

Please see description above. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Registration with pre-payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue May 12, 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 is required for groups larger than 10, HIGHLY recommended for everyone else. FREE with admission.
$ 0.00
Unified Butterfly Recorder (UBR) App Tutorial : Wed May 13, 10-11:30am
The Unified Butterfly Recorder (UBR) is a handheld device app, developed in collaboration between Reiman Gardens and senior design students from Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, and it allows butterfly researchers and enthusiasts to efficiently record butterfly sighting data. Join the entomology staff to learn more about the app, which automatically collects weather, location, and timestamps of sightings by selecting a butterfly from an editable list of species. Users can also take photos of specimens to include with records and input many other fields, or create a different survey altogether. 

This program is FREE for Members & Volunteers, & FREE with admission for the General Public, but pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged.
$ 0.00
Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg-Dyeing): Saturdays May 16, 23, Jun 6, 1-3pm (Members)
Explore this traditional Ukrainian and Polish craft with artist Megan Henson. With a method similar to batik, you will draw patterns on real eggs with wax, protecting the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, you will be able to build multi-colored patterns. Finally, the wax is removed to reveal a rainbow of colors that were covered up at each stage. No experience necessary!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, May 13. Note: there is no class May 30.
$ 48.00
Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg-Dyeing): Saturdays May 16, 23, Jun 6, 1-3pm (Gen. Public)
Please see description above.
No experience necessary!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, May 13. Note: there is no class May 30.
$ 60.00
Container WATER Gardening : Mon May 18, 6-9pm (Members)
Add the sound and sparkle of water, the lushness of water plants, and another ecosystem to your garden! This workshop is an opportunity to learn the right way to set up a container water garden from Jamie Beyer, one of the Midwest’s most knowledgeable and experienced authorities on the subject. Participants will go home with a whiskey barrel liner, a yellow water lily that blooms heavily, as well as the world’s smallest water lily (Helvola) and a marginal plant (miniature cattail), which will  be potted up the right way at the workshop. If participants wish to add fish to their container, they will be provided at no cost at a later date.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, May 15.
$ 44.00
Container WATER Gardening : Mon May 18, 6-9pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, May 15.
$ 55.00
Container Garden Workshop : Tue May 19 (AM) or Wed May 20 (PM) (Members)
Get expert hands-on instruction in outdoor container gardening. Horticulture Manager, Sarah Rummery, will demonstrate planting and placement in an outdoor container, and you will have the opportunity to practice on several displays in the Gardens. Finally you will receive your own 15” x 12” fiber garden container with a variety of summer florae to plant in the workshop – simply set it in another container when you get home, or break it apart for replanting. Please bring a pair of gardening gloves and dress to work outdoors!

You will be prompted to select which of the following you wish to attend:
  Tuesday, May 19, 9:00 - 11:30 am
  Wednesday, May 20, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, May 15.
$ 44.00
Container Garden Workshop : Tue May 19 (AM) or Wed May 20 (PM) (General Public)
Please see description above.
Please bring a pair of gardening gloves and dress to work outdoors!

You will be prompted to select which of the following you wish to attend:
  Tuesday, May 19, 9:00 - 11:30 am
  Wednesday, May 20, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, May 15.
$ 55.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, May 19, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Remembrance Flowers

Learn how to create flower arrangements as a memorial to the people close to us.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, May 12.
$ 36.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, May 19, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Remembrance Flowers

Learn how to create flower arrangements as a memorial to the people close to us.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, May 12.
$ 45.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed May 20, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: inTREEguing TREEhouses Outdoor Exhibition

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. 
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed May 20, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: inTREEguing TREEhouses Outdoor Exhibition

Pre-registration with payment is HIGHLY encouraged. Fee includes admission to the Gardens.
$ 10.00
Plant Pals : Thu May 21, 10am (Members)
TOPIC: Beets

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.

Registration with pre-payment is required.
$ 2.00
Plant Pals : Thu May 21, 10am (General Public Youth)
TOPIC: Beets

Please see description above. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Registration with pre-payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Plant & Flower Drawing : Begins Thu May 21, 6-8pm, for 6 wks (Members)
This six-week course will introduce how to use plants as the subject of art with easy approaches and successive lessons. Learn from artist Megan Henson as you draw from flowers and plants in the classroom, the Conservatory, and even get inspired by  those early spring blooms in the outdoor gardens! Use your drawings for nature journals, hand-made cards, or as the start of any work of nature-inspired art.

Students will share supplies, but you are welcome to bring a sketchbook and personal drawing materials. Pre-registration with payment is required by Monday, May 18.
$ 72.00
Plant & Flower Drawing : Begins Thu May 21, 6-8pm, for 6 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.

Students will share supplies, but you are welcome to bring a sketchbook and personal drawing materials. Pre-registration with payment is required by Monday, May 18.
$ 90.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue May 26, 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 is required for groups larger than 10, HIGHLY recommended for everyone else. FREE with admission.
$ 0.00
Nature Journaling : Begins Tue May 26, 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. A great use for your handmade paper or book! STEAM program perfect for ages 8+!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, May 22.
$ 40.00
Nature Journaling : Begins Tue May 26, 6-8pm, for 4 weeks (General Public)
Please see description above.
STEAM program perfect for ages 8+!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, May 22.
$ 50.00
Rock Gardens & Thier Plants : Thu May 28, 6-8pm (Members)
Master Gardener Gary Whittenbaugh of Fran Mara Garden in Olwein believes the most complete and triumphant expression of gardening may be the Rock Garden. This is especially true if you include a few miniature and the smaller dwarf conifers. Rock Gardens give us almost limitless plant choices and a long blooming season unequaled by any other type of garden. Don’t miss this presentation – once you start rock gardening, you won’t be able to stop!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Monday, May 25.
$ 12.00
Rock Gardens & Thier Plants : Thu May 28, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Monday, May 25.
$ 15.00
Sentinel Plant Network First Detector Training : Mon Jun 1, 9:30am-12pm
Reiman Gardens' staff will take you through the steps to become a certified First Detector, in the ever-increasing effort to detect and diagnose "high-consequence" pests and pathogens, such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian long-horned beetle. 

Pre-registration is required. Resource packs will be available for an additional $5.00.
$ 0.00
Plant Pals : Thu Jun 4, 10am (Members)
TOPIC: Broccoli & Cauliflower

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.

Registration with pre-payment is required.
$ 2.00
Plant Pals : Thu Jun 4, 10am (General Public Youth)
TOPIC: Broccoli & Cauliflower

Please see description above. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Registration with pre-payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Lecture: Hostas & Their Neighbors : Thu Jun 4, 6pm (Members)
Story County Master Gardener Don Draper will discuss hostas with companion plants. Hostas are great plants for many types of shade gardens. Their beauty and features can be enhanced when grown in plant communities containing specific trees, shrubs,  perennials and annuals. The focus of the presentation will be on those plants that are great neighbors in a hosta plant community. 

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, June 2.
$ 12.00
Lecture: Hostas & Their Neighbors : Thu Jun 4, 6pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, June 2.
$ 15.00
Backyard Gourmet : Mon Jun 8, 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 plant walk-and-pick near the woods across University Blvd., as well as a cooking demonstration and tasting back at the Gardens. Turn those garden-variety weeds into edible, delicious and nutritious additions to your summer diet!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, June 4.
$ 12.00
Backyard Gourmet : Mon Jun 8, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, June 4.
$ 15.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue Jun 9, 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 is required for groups larger than 10, HIGHLY recommended for everyone else. FREE with admission.
$ 0.00
Perfume Blending Workshop : Sat Jun 13, 1-5pm (Members)
Natural perfumer Amanda Feeley will help you explore the basics of perfume creation, from basic perfume structure & terminology, to blending, precautions, oil classifications, and recipes! The fee includes all supplies used in the workshop as well as what you take home: handouts, recipes/instructions, and your very own 5ml custom blended perfume. NOTES: PLEASE BRING A NOTEBOOK, AND PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED PRODUCTS ON THE DAY OF CLASS.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, June 11.
$ 68.00
Perfume Blending Workshop : Sat Jun 13, 1-5pm (General Public)
Please see description above.
NOTES: PLEASE BRING A NOTEBOOK, AND PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED PRODUCTS ON THE DAY OF CLASS.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, June 11.
$ 85.00
Great Plants for IA : Mon Jun 15, 6-8:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Small Trees

Go beyond the crab-apple! Learn more about the many small, colorful, often blooming trees perfectly suited for the residential landscape in Iowa. 

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, June 11.
$ 16.00
Great Plants for IA : Mon Jun 15, 6-8:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Small Trees

Go beyond the crab-apple! Learn more about the many small, colorful, often blooming trees perfectly suited for the residential landscape in Iowa. 

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, June 11.
$ 20.00
Presentation: Gardening for Pollinators : Mon Jun 15, 6:30pm (Members)
Learn how to attract native pollinators to your garden from an expert, as Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing Curator and Entomologist Nathan Brockman discusses the favorite plants for butterflies, bees, beetles and others.  Learn about effective pollinator garden characteristics, where and when to plant, and which host and nectar plants are best for different species.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, June 11.
$ 12.00
Presentation: Gardening for Pollinators : Mon Jun 15, 6:30pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, June 11.
$ 15.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, Jun 16, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Independence Day Arrangements

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

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, June 14.
$ 36.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, Jun 16, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Independence Day Arrangements

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

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, June 14.
$ 45.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Jun 17, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Reiman Gardens' New Site Plan

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. 
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Jun 17, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Reiman Gardens' New Site Plan

Pre-registration with payment is HIGHLY encouraged. Fee includes admission to the Gardens.
$ 10.00
Garden Drawing & Color: Begins Thu Jun 18, 6-8pm, for 4 wks (Members)
Join local artist and Creative Department founder, Yvonne Brune for a 6-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.  STEAM program great for anyone age 10 and up!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, June 16.
$ 60.00
Garden Drawing & Color: Begins Thu Jun 18, 6-8pm, for 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, June 16.
$ 75.00
Butterfly Garden in a Pot : Sat Jun 20, 9:30-12pm (Members)
Folks from Reiman Gardens and the Blank Park Zoo have partnered on a new conservation initiative, Plant.Grow.Fly., to help protect our native pollinators! No effort is too small and each and every one of us can do our part to help pollinators thrive just by planting butterfly gardens in our yards! Join Butterfly Wing Assistant Anita Westphal for a hands-on workshop to create your very own official butterfly container garden and register it on the Plant.Grow.Fly. website!

Price is per container – families or youth/adult pairs may participate together. Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
$ 36.00
Butterfly Garden in a Pot : Sat Jun 20, 9:30-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Price is per container – families or youth/adult pairs may participate together. Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
$ 45.00
Herb Gardening 101 : Mon Jun 22, 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. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
$ 12.00
Herb Gardening 101 : Mon Jun 22, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
$ 15.00
Naturalist Lecture: SOAR's Eagles : Mon Jun 22, 6pm (Members)
SOAR (Saving Our Avian Resources) is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 dedicated to saving our avian resources through raptor rehabilitation, education, and research. Join Education Director Terrie Hoefer for an informative presentation on eagles and issues that threaten their local populations.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
$ 12.00
Naturalist Lecture: SOAR's Eagles : Mon Jun 22, 6pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
$ 15.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue Jun 23, 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 is required for groups larger than 10, HIGHLY recommended for everyone else. FREE with admission.
$ 0.00
Intro to Social Dance : Begins Thu Jun 25, 6-9pm, 6 wks (Member Individual)
Valerie Williams loves to dance! She dances for a living, but also for fun. Social dancing has been a part of her life from a young age, starting with waltz and polka in her native Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since then, Valerie has danced and taught most   forms of ballroom and social dances, folk dances, contra and round dances, and most lately, Argentine Tango. Co-founder of the ISU Ballroom Dance Club in 1976, she continues to teach all skill levels for that club as well as other clubs and organizations locally and elsewhere. In this 6-week course, you’ll learn a variety of these styles of social dance in a beautiful garden setting, from one of the best instructors Ames has to offer! No experience necessary.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
Register as an individual, or sign up as a pair for a discounted price (below).
$ 72.00
Intro to Social Dance : Begins Thu Jun 25, 6-9pm, 6 wks (Gen. Public Individual)
Please see description above.
No experience necessary.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
Register as an individual, or sign up as a pair for a discounted price (below).
$ 90.00
Intro to Social Dance : Begins Thu Jun 25, 6-9pm, 6 wks (Member Pair)
Please see description above. 
No experience necessary!

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
Register as an individual (above), or sign up as a pair for a discounted price.
$ 100.00
Intro to Social Dance : Begins Thu Jun 25, 6-9pm, 6 wks (General Public Pair)
Please see description above. 
No experience necessary!

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
Register as an individual (above), or sign up as a pair for a discounted price.
$ 125.00
Mason Jar Floral Arrangements : Mon Jun 29, 1-2:30pm (Members)
Walk the Gardens with artist and gardener Natalie Buskohl, to pick some of your very own summer blooms and greens, and then explore your inner florist as Natalie illustrates the basic principles and elements of design to make unique tabletop arrangements with freshly-picked flowers. Take home your own personal Mason jar floral arrangement, as well as the skills and know-how to continue at home.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 25.
$ 32.00
Mason Jar Floral Arrangements : Mon Jun 29, 1-2:30pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 25.
$ 40.00
Great Plants for IA : Mon Jun 29, 6-8:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Herbaceous Groundcovers for Sun & Shade

Colorful, spreading, and creeping are just a few words to describe the wonderful group of garden plants called groundcovers. Learn more about the native and non-native, sun or shade dwelling perennial plants that make great additions to the Iowa garden.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, June 25.
$ 16.00
Great Plants for IA : Mon Jun 29, 6-8:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Herbaceous Groundcovers for Sun & Shade

Colorful, spreading, and creeping are just a few words to describe the wonderful group of garden plants called groundcovers. Learn more about the native and non-native, sun or shade dwelling perennial plants that make great additions to the Iowa garden.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, June 25.
$ 20.00
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