Reiman Gardens - Iowa State University   515-294-2710
1407 University Boulevard   rgregistration@iastate.edu
Ames, IA 50011
   
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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.
Walk-ins welcome!
$ 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
Plant & Flower Drawing : Begins Thu May 28*, 6-8pm, for 6 wks (Members)
This six-week beginner 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 25.
$ 72.00
Plant & Flower Drawing : Begins Thu May 28*, 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 25. 
$ 90.00
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
Container WATER Gardening : Mon Jun 1 *NEW date*, 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 Jun 1 *NEW date*, 6-9pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Friday, May 15.
$ 55.00
Photographic Composition : Begins Tue Jun 2, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Mark Stoltenberg, of Mark Stoltenberg Photography, wants you to see what he sees! Let the professional help you create stirring and beautiful compositions by learning to examine the best angles, lighting, timing, and in-camera cropping of an image!    You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera, macro lens, and sturdy tripod. 

NOTE: BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS.

Registration with pre-payment required by Friday, May29. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 56.00
Photographic Composition : Begins Tue Jun 2, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.
NOTE: BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS.

Registration with pre-payment required by Friday, May29. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 70.00
B&W Digital Photography : Begins Wed Jun 3, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
This course builds on the technical foundations of digital photography, expanding practical skills while also fostering your aesthetic awareness and vision as a photographer. Mark Stoltenberg will help you look at the world in a whole new way as you  further explore the tools, techniques and identify the best subject matter to create black and white digital images. Though your camera may have a B&W setting, the process of learning to convert your color digital image into B&W, with the use of software, is key to this course. 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 required by Friday, May29. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 56.00
B&W Digital Photography : Begins Wed Jun 3, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.
NOTE: BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS.

Registration with pre-payment required by Friday, May29. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 70.00
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
Summer Camp #1: Incredible Insects! : Tue Jun 9, 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.

Pre-registration is required.
$ 12.00
Summer Camp #1: Incredible Insects! : Tue Jun 9, 1-5pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration is required.
$ 15.00
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. 

Part of Reiman Gardens' POLLINATOR FEST 2015!

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.

Part of Reiman Gardens' POLLINATOR FEST 2015!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, June 11.
$ 15.00
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: 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: 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, 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: Butterfly Lab (NOTE: 15 participants MAX - no walk-ins.)

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. 
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Jun 17, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Butterfly Lab (NOTE: 15 participants MAX - NO walk-ins.)

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!

Part of Reiman Gardens' POLLINATOR FEST 2015!

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.

Part of Reiman Gardens' POLLINATOR FEST 2015!

Price is per container – families or youth/adult pairs may participate together. Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
$ 45.00
More than Flowers: Nesting for Wild Bees : Sat Jun 20, 12:30-2pm (Members)
Pollinating insects can provide us with great value, but to receive this benefit, we have to provide them with habitat. In addition to providing nectar and pollen from flowers, many bees require nesting habitat. Join ISU Associate Professor of Entomology Matt O’Neal for this workshop discussing the nesting habitat of wild bees and how this habitat can be provided in Iowa. Participation will include construction of a nest for stem-nesting bees.

Part of Reiman Gardens' POLLINATOR FEST 2015!

Price is per nest – families or youth/adult pairs may participate together. Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
$ 16.00
More than Flowers: Nesting for Wild Bees : Sat Jun 20, 12:30-2pm (Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

Part of Reiman Gardens' POLLINATOR FEST 2015!

Price is per nest – families or youth/adult pairs may participate together. Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, June 18.
$ 20.00
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
Beginner Photography : Begins Tue Jun 30, 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, June 26. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
Registration is Full.
$ 56.00
Beginner Photography : Begins Tue Jun 30, 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, June 26. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
Registration is Full.
$ 70.00
Macro Photo 2 (Abstraction) : Begins Wed Jul 1, 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. You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera, macro lens, and sturdy tripod. 

NOTE: MACRO 1 IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, Jun 29. Register early - these classes fill up fast!
$ 68.00
Macro Photo 2 (Abstraction) : Begins Wed Jul 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, macro lens, and sturdy tripod. 

NOTE: MACRO 1 IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, Jun 29. Register early - these classes fill up fast!
$ 85.00
Great Plants for IA : Mon Jul 6, 6-8:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Annuals – Beyond the Basics

With so many wonderful annuals available to gardeners, we had to split this class into two! Learn more about the lesser-known annuals well-suited for your Iowa landscape.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, July 2.
$ 16.00
Great Plants for IA : Mon Jul 6, 6-8:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Annuals – Beyond the Basics

Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, July 2.
$ 20.00
Summer Camp #2: Green in the Garden : Wed Jul 8, 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.

Pre-registration is required.
$ 12.00
Summer Camp #2: Green in the Garden : Wed Jul 8, 1-5pm (General Public)
Please see description above.
STEAM activities and content great for ages 8-12.

Pre-registration is required.
$ 15.00
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