Reiman Gardens - Iowa State University   515-294-2710
1407 University Boulevard   rgregistration@iastate.edu
Ames, IA 50011
   
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History of Perfume : Sat Aug 1, 1-3pm (Members)
The word perfume comes from the Latin phrase, “per fumum” meaning through smoke. Perfumes had many uses and meanings: Sacred, used in the worship of the gods or the burial of the dead; Status, used by athletes, aristocrats, politicians, and royalty; Medicinal, used to heal. In ancient Egypt, Greece, and across the Roman Empire, perfume was part of ritual, beauty, and commerce. The history of perfume is also the history of the human race. Travel into our scented past and discover that history with this presentation from Amanda Feeley, natural perfumer and owner of Esscentual Alchemy. Amanda will also display a Roman Unguentarium (perfume vial), and will re-create a typical perfume of the Roman period, to offer an opportunity to smell how perfumes differ from Roman times to the 21st century.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, July 30.
This program has been cancelled.
$ 20.00
History of Perfume : Sat Aug 1, 1-3pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, July 30.
This program has been cancelled.
$ 25.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue Aug 4, 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
Intermediate Photography : *Tue/Thu Aug 4, 6, 11, 13, 6-8:30pm (Members)
*DATE CHANGE*

Take your photography to the next level with this four-part class. Building on concepts from Beginner Photography with practical application and further exploration of the tools, mechanics, and process, take creative control of your photographs. Emphasis will be on improving familiarity with manual control of aperture, shutter, lighting and flash. You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, July 31. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 68.00
Intermediate Photography : *Tue/Thu Aug 4, 6, 11, 13, 6-8:30pm (Gen. Public)
*DATE CHANGE*

Please see description above. 
You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, July 31. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 85.00
Summer Camp #3: Earth, Water, & Wildlife : Thu Aug 6, 1-5pm (Members)
Join us for a jam-packed afternoon full of fun indoors and out with educational activities focused on the connections between water, animals, and ecosystems! Explore the Gardens and the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing with games, crafts, snacks, and more. STEAM activities and content are appropriate for ages 8-12.

Pre-registration is required.
$ 12.00
Summer Camp #3: Earth, Water, & Wildlife : Thu Aug 6, 1-5pm (General Public)
Please seed description above.
STEAM activities and content are appropriate for ages 8-12.

Pre-registration is required.
$ 15.00
Reiman Gardens' After Hours : Fri Aug 7, 4:30-7pm (Members)
The jazz ensemble, Bill Martin Group will return for our August 7 After Hours Barbeque. ISU Catering will provide a midwest BBQ – with a choice of barbeque beef or black bean burgers, served with potato salad, baked beans, potato chips, coleslaw, and sandwich toppings. Accompanied by iced tea, lemonade, ice water, and their famous buttermilk brownies. ISU Catering will also provide a cash bar.

Registration is required for this event. Starting August 3, the cost will be $28 for everyone. You must be 21 years-old or over to attend.
$ 15.00
Reiman Gardens' After Hours : Fri Aug 7, 4:30-7pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration is required for this event. Starting August 3, the cost will be $28 for everyone. You must be 21 years-old or over to attend.
$ 20.00
Fairy Garden Workshop : Sat Aug 8, 9am-12pm (Members)
Create your very own miniature garden for gnomes, fairies, or other nature sprites, using miniature plants, mosses and stones. Join Melissa Peterson from Ted Lare Garden Center in Cummings, for this fun, hands-on, family-friendly workshop, where proper plants, planting & design techniques, care and maintenance will be shared. The fee includes pot, soil, moss, rocks, and a small selection of plants to get started. Then decorate your garden with tiny garden items such as benches, pots, stools, and other fanciful fairy items – available at an additional cost. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, August 5. 
$ 44.00
Fairy Garden Workshop : Sat Aug 8, 9am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above. 
The fee includes pot, soil, moss, rocks, and a small selection of plants to get started. Then decorate your garden with tiny garden items such as benches, pots, stools, and other fanciful fairy items – available at an additional cost. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, August 5. 
$ 55.00
Perfume Blending BAR: Mon Aug 10, 6-8pm (Members)
A fun olfactory romp! Come and make your own fragrance at the Blending Bar with natural perfumer Amanda Feeley. You can name your scent and go home with your own 5ml custom blended perfume. You can re-order your custom blend from Amanda as desired. There will be 8 choices of accords to create from, with blending suggestions.  

NOTES: PLEASE BRING A NOTEBOOK, AND PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED PRODUCTS ON THE DAY OF CLASS.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 7.
$ 48.00
Perfume Blending BAR: Mon Aug 10, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

NOTES: PLEASE BRING A NOTEBOOK, AND PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED PRODUCTS ON THE DAY OF CLASS.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 7.
$ 60.00
Plant HEROES! : Wed Aug 12, 10am-12pm (Members)
Become a hero in the fight against the bad guys that threaten plants! Learn to identify common plant problems while you practice scouting and photographing "good" and "bad" insects. Join us for hands-on STEAM activities that will start you on your way to becoming a PLANT HERO! 

Class size is limited. Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 6.00
Plant HEROES! : Wed Aug 12, 10am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Class size is limited. Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 7.50
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Aug 12, 10am-12pm (BEGINNER Members)
Join Blanden Art Museum artist and instructor Diane O’Hern for a unique sculpture workshop using flowers, plants, and insects as inspiration! Create your own hand-built sculpture with air-dry clay, and then use watercolor paint to bring it to life.   Finally, translate 3D to 2D, as you sit back and sketch your finished piece! 

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 16.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Aug 12, 10am-12pm (BEGINNER Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 20.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Aug 12, 1-3pm (INTERMEDIATE Members)
Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 16.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Aug 12, 1-3pm (INTERMEDIATE Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 20.00
Plant Pals : Thu Aug 13, 10am (Member Youth)
Theme: Harvest Festival (Squash & Pumpkins)

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 Aug 13, 10am (General Public Youth)
Theme: Harvest Festival (Squash & Pumpkins)

Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Tiny Treehouse Workshop : Sat Aug 15, 9am-1pm (Members)
Build your own tiny woodland treehouse, with a basic stilt base and complete with a secret entrance and stained glass window! Whether you have a fairy/gnome garden at home, or you just want to have fun, join miniaturist Pam Messer for a hands-on workshop where you can add plenty of personal touches and let your imagination run wild! All materials are provided, but register early – space is limited! 

Price is per treehouse - register as an individual, or a group of 2-3.
Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, August 13.
$ 20.00
Tiny Treehouse Workshop : Sat Aug 15, 9am-1pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Price is per treehouse - register as an individual, or a group of 2-3.
Pre-registration with payment is required by Thursday, August 13.
$ 25.00
Drying & Cooking with Herbs : Mon Aug 17, 6-8pm (Members)
Food is always better when properly seasoned! Learn to master the herb and spice basics, as herbalist Lynn Parkey discusses growing, drying, and using herbs to enhance your cooking. Take a walk through Joey & Jesse’s Herb Garden for some samples, and leave with some great simple recipes. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 14. 
$ 12.00
Drying & Cooking with Herbs : Mon Aug 17, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 14. 
$ 15.00
Kids' Story Time: Tue Aug 18, 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
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: 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: 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, Aug 18, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Market Bunch Arrangements

Celebrate summer by learning how to beautifully and intentionally arrange seasonal bunches purchased at local retailers.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, August 11.
$ 36.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, Aug 18, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Market Bunch Arrangements

Celebrate summer by learning how to beautifully and intentionally arrange seasonal bunches purchased at local retailers.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, August 11.
$ 45.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Aug 19, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Outdoor Butterfly Walk

This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month's topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the chance  to see many things not typically open to the public. Come each month to learn more about Reiman Gardens and its many plants and butterflies.

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. 
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Aug 19, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Outdoor Butterfly Walk

Please see description above.
Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. Price includes admission. 
$ 10.00
Plant Pals : Thu Aug 27, 10am (Member Youth)
Theme: Edible Flowers (Marigolds and More!)

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 Aug 27, 10am (General Public Youth)
Theme: Edible Flowers (Marigolds and More!)

Please see description above.
Registration with pre-payment is required. Adults pay regular admission.
$ 6.00
Aquarium Landscape Design: Sat & Sun, Aug 29 & 30, 1-4pm (Members)
Join Reiman Gardens’ staff for a hands-on 2-day workshop; design and create elements of your own hardscape for use in either an aquatic or terrestrial aquarium. Entomologist Nathan Brockman will discuss habitat preference for a variety of creatures   as you learn to use putty to gather textures from natural materials like tree bark and stone to use in a handmade water dish. Then sculpt and carve your own unique 3D foam background for critters to crawl or swim around, while educator and artist Sara Merritt demonstrates painting techniques to enhance your realistic hardscape. All materials will be provided for each participant to create and take home sample putty textures, a clay water dish, and a flat-backed 3D foam background, plus resources for materials & plants. 

Register as an individual or a small group (2-3) – great for ages 12+. Registration with pre-payment is required by Tuesday, August 25. 
$ 44.00
Aquarium Landscape Design: Sat & Sun, Aug 29 & 30, 1-4pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Register as an individual or a small group (2-3) – great for ages 12+. Registration with pre-payment is required by Tuesday, August 25. 
$ 55.00
Indoor/Outdoor Portrait Photo : Begins Tue Sep 1, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Want to improve your portrait photography and get great shots of family events or pets? Join beloved photo instructor Mark Stoltenberg, for a class exploring the "how-to" of taking great pictures whether indoors or outside. Learn proper focusing  and shutter speed, as well as the right lighting and the best angles for shooting. 

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 28. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 68.00
Indoor/Outdoor Portrait Photo : Begins Tue Sep 1, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Gen. 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 Friday, August 28. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 85.00
Photography-The Art of Seeing : Begins Wed Sep 2, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
The goal of this class is to help you explore your photographic potential. Photography is an exercise in the art of observation. Learn to pay attention to the details and capture the moments that tell stories. Join award-winning photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photography as he teaches you to better "see" and "capture" the world around you. 

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 28. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 68.00
Photography-The Art of Seeing : Begins Wed Sep 2, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Gen. 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 Friday, August 28. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 85.00
Nature Journaling : Begins Wed Sep 2, 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 handmade paper or books!

STEAM program suitable for ages 10+. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August  28.
$ 44.00
Nature Journaling : Begins Wed Sep 2, 6-8pm, for 4 weeks (Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

STEAM program suitable for ages 10+. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August  28.
$ 55.00
Youth Watercolor : Begins Thu Sep 3, 6-8pm (Members)
Join artist Megan Henson and experience the Gardens to find inspiration for watercolors. Learn basic sketching and watercolor techniques to paint everything from plants, animals, and butterflies, to landscapes and garden scenes. Create one-of-a-kind paintings. No experience necessary! STEAM program suitable for ages 8-14. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 31.
$ 64.00
Youth Watercolor : Begins Thu Sep 3, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.
No experience necessary! STEAM program suitable for ages 8-14. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 31.
$ 80.00
Beginner Photography : Begins Mon Sep 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, August 28. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 68.00
Beginner Photography : Begins Mon Sep 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, August 28. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 85.00
Music & Art : Begins Mon Sep 7, 6-8:30pm, for 4 weeks (Members)
The painter Jean-August-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) gave this advice to his students: "If I could make musicians out of you all, it would be to your advantage as painters. All harmony is in nature... one has to learn to sing true with the pencil or brush..." In this 4-week course, we'll discuss the co-relationship of music and art and then practice that harmony by producing music-related art. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, September 4. 
$ 60.00
Music & Art : Begins Mon Sep 7, 6-8:30pm, for 4 weeks (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, September 4. 
$ 75.00
Plant Pals : Thu Sep 10, 10am (Member Youth)
Theme: Sunflowers - the last class!

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 Sep 10, 10am (General Public Youth)
Theme: Sunflowers - the last class!

Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required.
$ 6.00
Reiman Gardens' After Hours : Fri Sep 11, 4:30-7pm (Members)
Start your weekend listening to a string quartet of the Central Iowa Symphony players and enjoying an Italian feast catered by ISU Catering. The string quartet will fill the Gardens with music, and you will enjoy a choice of lasagna and pasta primavera. Side salad, vegetables, and breadsticks are all included with the meal. A cash bar will be provided. Come enjoy an ambient September evening in the Gardens and relax with great music and food.

Preregistration is required for this event. Starting September 7, tickets will be $30 for everyone. You must be 21 years or over to attend.
$ 16.00
Reiman Gardens' After Hours : Fri Sep 11, 4:30-7pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Preregistration is required for this event. Starting September 7, tickets will be $30 for everyone. You must be 21 years or over to attend.
$ 21.00
Sentinel Plant Network First Detector Training : Tue Sep 15, 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
Floral Design Series : Tue Sep 15, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Garden Party Arrangements

These arrangements feature a variety of flowers that look just-picked from the garden. Ready for the spotlight, they’re sure to please the nature lover!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, September 8.
$ 36.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Sep 15, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Garden Party Arrangements

These arrangements feature a variety of flowers that look just-picked from the garden. Ready for the spotlight, they’re sure to please the nature lover!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, September 8.
$ 45.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Sep 16, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Production Greenhouses (fall)

This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month's topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the  chance  to see many things not typically open to the public. Come each month to learn more about Reiman Gardens and its many plants and butterflies.

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. 
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Sep 16, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Production Greenhouses (fall)

Please see description above.

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. Fee includes admission.
$ 10.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Sep 16, 10am-12pm (BEGINNER Members)
(Morning) Join Blanden Art Museum artist and instructor Diane O’Hern for a unique sculpture workshop using flowers, plants, and insects as inspiration! Create your own hand-built sculpture with air-dry clay, and then use watercolor paint to bring it to life. Finally, translate 3D to 2D, as you sit back and sketch your finished piece! 

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, September 14.
$ 16.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Sep 16, 10am-12pm (BEGINNER General Public)
(Morning) Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, September 14.
$ 20.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Sep 16, 1-3pm (INTERMEDIATE Members)
(Afternoon) Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome  in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, September 14.
$ 16.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Sep 16, 1-3pm (INTERMEDIATE General Public)
(Afternoon) Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome   in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, September 14.
$ 20.00
Insect Hotel Workshop : Sat Sep 19, 9:30am-12pm (Members)
Build a small insect hotel with all materials provided! Based on a willow frame, you will fill it with various natural materials such as sticks, stones and layered bark to create dark private spaces insects find attractive. Participants must bring these tools: sharp anvil pruning shears, small hammer, wire cutters, needle nose pliers, & gloves. Ages 12+. 

Price is per hotel - register as an individual, or group of 2. Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, September 16.
$ 44.00
Insect Hotel Workshop : Sat Sep 19, 9:30am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.
Ages 12+. 

Price is per hotel - register as an individual, or group of 2. Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, September 16.
$ 55.00
Terrarium Workshop : Sat Sep 26, 10-11am (Members)
Create a miniature self-sustaining environment using various plants, stones, organic soil, moss and other found or natural items to create a living tabletop display. STEAM activity great for ages 5+; kids must be accompanied by an adult. 

The fee is per terrarium, so sign up as a family, or make your very own!
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, September 23.
$ 20.00
Terrarium Workshop : Sat Sep 26, 10-11am (General Public)
Please see description above. STEAM activity great for ages 5+; kids must be accompanied by an adult. 

The fee is per terrarium, so sign up as a family, or make your very own!
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, September 23.
$ 25.00
Botanical & Entomological Drawing : Begins Sun Oct 4, 1:30-4, 6wks (Members)
In this 6-week course, artist Chelsea Jackson will teach students how to accurately draw plants & insects. Chelsea is an ISU senior in Biological & Pre-Medical Illustration, whose lessons will include botanical/insect anatomy as well as art instruction to ensure students capture the shape, form, and likeness of specimens. Learn various techniques in pencil, pen, ink wash, marker, and colored pencil. Classes will be held indoors, outdoors, and will also utilize glass house spaces to show students how to successfully transmute a field sketch to a final illustration. All materials provided. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 2. 
$ 72.00
Botanical & Entomological Drawing : Begins Sun Oct 4, 1:30-4, 6wks (Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 2. 
$ 90.00
Light Painting (Photography) : Begins Tue Oct 6, 6-8:30pm, for 4 wks (Members)
Learn how to “paint” with various light sources and capture the images in your camera. Join award-winning instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a 4-week class exploring this unique photographic technique that dates back to 1889. Emphasis will be on proper technique, the right tools and learning how to identify and capture the best subjects. Please bring the following to each class: a flashlight, fresh batteries, cable release for your DSLR camera, a sturdy tripod and an external camera flash (optional). 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 2. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 68.00
Light Painting (Photography) : Begins Tue Oct 6, 6-8:30pm, for 4 wks (Gen. Pub.)
Please see description above.
Please bring the following to each class: a flashlight, fresh batteries, cable release for your DSLR camera, a sturdy tripod and an external camera flash (optional). 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 2. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 85.00
Stress-Free Colored Water Pencil Drawing: Begins Wed Oct 7, 6-8p, 4wks (Members)
Designed for absolute beginners, this class will introduce you to the versatile medium of colored water pencils. Go at your own pace as you start from pre-produced flower line drawings, then with artist and instructor Glenice Miller, you will begin  to apply colored pencil to build up beautiful form and dimension. 
No experience needed. Class price includes rental fee for professional artist materials kit, provided to each participant, and available for purchase for an additional fee. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, October 5.
$ 72.00
Stress-Free Colored Water Pencil Drawing: Begins Wed Oct 7, 6-8p, 4wks (Gen Pub)
Please see description above.
No experience needed. Class price includes rental fee for professional artist materials kit, provided to each participant, and available for purchase for an additional fee. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, October 5.
$ 90.00
Stop-Motion Photography : Begins Wed Oct 7, 6-8:30pm, for 4 wks (Members)
Tell a story with a series of photos in this 4-week class with professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg. Develop a deeper appreciation for the history of animation and film as you learn how to set up shots for a series, and open up the possibilities for your own storyboarding and animation! You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, October 5. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 68.00
Stop-Motion Photography : Begins Wed Oct 7, 6-8:30pm, for 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, October 5. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 85.00
Caterpillar Club : Thu Oct 8, 10am
Theme: A Trip Around the World

Join us for winter storytelling. Each gathering will feature a theme as we read aloud two or three books about plants, insects, conservation, and celebration, 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 required for groups larger than 10, HIGHLY recommended for everyone else. Free with admission.
$ 0.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Oct 14, 10am-12pm (BEGINNER Members)
Join Blanden Art Museum artist and instructor Diane O’Hern for a unique sculpture workshop using flowers, plants, and insects as inspiration! Create your own hand-built sculpture with air-dry clay, and then use watercolor paint to bring it to life. Finally, translate 3D to 2D, as you sit back and sketch your finished piece! 

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 16.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Oct 14, 10am-12pm (BEGINNER Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 20.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Oct 14, 1-3pm (INTERMEDIATE Members)
Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 16.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Oct 14, 1-3pm (INTERMEDIATE Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 20.00
Growing the Midwest Garden SERIES : Begins Wed Oct 14, 6-8pm, 6 wks (Members)
Join Reiman Gardens’ Director Ed Lyon for a 6-week series that augments his book by the same title released this May. Each presentation addresses practical gardening applicable to novice and experienced gardeners alike. The goal of the talks and book is to present botany, horticulture and plant science in gardener terminology, simplifying complex information and offering useful advice based on the most current research. The first 90 minutes will be presentation, with the final 30 minutes open for questions specific to participants’ own situations and experiences. 

Register for the series to receive a discount, as well as a free copy of Ed Lyon’s accompanying book, Growing the Midwest Garden; or sign up for individual classes to suit your interests. Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 7, or one week prior to each class.
$ 112.00
Growing the Midwest Garden SERIES : Begins Wed Oct 14, 6-8pm, 6 wks (Gen. Pub.)
Please see description above.

Register for the series to receive a discount, as well as a free copy of Ed Lyon’s accompanying book, Growing the Midwest Garden; or sign up for individual classes to suit your interests. Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 7, or one week prior to each class.
$ 140.00
Growing the Midwest Garden (single) : Wed Oct 14, 6-8pm (Members)
Topic: Acknowledging Your Roots: The Idiosyncrasies of the Midwest 

The Midwest is a region unlike any other in the country, with its own set of challenges. If you read national gardening magazines, you have probably been frustrated when much of the information is not applicable to your situation. But knowledge is power, and when you know the specifics behind the Midwest’s unique characteristics, it will provide you with a valuable background of how to use the information to be a successful gardener. We will also look at specific ways that Iowa differs from other areas of the Midwest. 

Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 7.
$ 20.00
Growing the Midwest Garden (single) : Wed Oct 14, 6-8pm (General Public)
Topic: Acknowledging Your Roots: The Idiosyncrasies of the Midwest 

Please see description above.
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 7.
$ 25.00
Perfume Blending BAR: Thu Oct 15, 6-8pm (Members)
A fun olfactory romp! Come and make your own fragrance at the Blending Bar with natural perfumer Amanda Feeley. You can name your scent and go home with your own 5ml custom blended perfume. You can re-order your custom blend from Amanda as desired. There will be 8 choices of accords to create from, with blending suggestions.  

NOTES: PLEASE BRING A NOTEBOOK, AND PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED PRODUCTS ON THE DAY OF CLASS.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 9.
$ 48.00
Perfume Blending BAR: Thu Oct 15, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

NOTES: PLEASE BRING A NOTEBOOK, AND PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED PRODUCTS ON THE DAY OF CLASS.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 9.
$ 60.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, Oct 20, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Halloween Arrangements

Decorate for an autumn celebration or a ghoulish gathering with a classic arrangement in the bewitching colors of orange and black.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, October 13.
$ 36.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, Oct 20, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Halloween Arrangements

Decorate for an autumn celebration or a ghoulish gathering with a classic arrangement in the bewitching colors of orange and black.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, October 13.
$ 45.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Oct 21, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Reiman Gardens' New Site Plan

This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month's topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the  chance  to see many things not typically open to the public. Come each month to learn more about Reiman Gardens and its many plants and butterflies.

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. 
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Oct 21, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Reiman Gardens' New Site Plan

Please see description above.
Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. Cost includes admission.
$ 10.00
Growing the Midwest Garden : Wed Oct 21, 6-8pm (Members)
Topic: Overcoming Obstacles: Soils and Culture

Most soils classes are snoozers, because they are presented by soil scientists who don’t “translate” the science into gardener terminology and emphasize why each factor is relevant and important from  a gardening perspective. But soils are the single most critical component to successful gardening! Learn how not to invest hundreds to thousands of dollars in plant materials that fail because soil requirements have not been considered and addressed. Additional cultural considerations for healthy plants will also be discussed. 

Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 14.
$ 20.00
Growing the Midwest Garden : Wed Oct 21, 6-8pm (General Public)
Topic: Overcoming Obstacles: Soils and Culture

Please see description above.
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 14.
$ 25.00
Caterpillar Club : Thu Oct 22, 10am (Copy)
Theme: Countdown to Halloween

Join us for winter storytelling. Each gathering will feature a theme as we read aloud two or three books about plants, insects, conservation, and celebration, 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 required for groups larger than 10, HIGHLY recommended for everyone else. Free with admission.
$ 0.00
Growing the Midwest Garden : Wed Oct 28, 6-8pm (Members)
Topic: Overcoming Obstacles: Low Impact Gardening, Sustainability and Garden Scourges

Sustainable gardening is a popular trend but what does it mean? What is going on in the native vs. ornamental debate? What are the best ways to handle pests and  diseases without affecting human, animal and plant health? We will discuss responsible methods of gardening as well as two forms of low-impact gardening: low environmental impact, and ease on the human body, including the recent trend in limited-space gardening. After all, it should be about tending the body as well as the garden! 

Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 21.
$ 20.00
Growing the Midwest Garden : Wed Oct 28, 6-8pm (General Public)
Topic: Overcoming Obstacles: Low Impact Gardening, Sustainability and Garden Scourges

Please see description above.
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 21.
$ 25.00
Photography Master Study: Begins *Tue Nov 3, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
*DATE CHANGE*

One of the best ways to learn any art form is by exploring a master artist’s methods. Under the expert guidance of professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg, you will study the creative process of a photographer of your choice who has truly mastered the trade. Through image analysis and one-on-one instruction, this course will offer new insight into how to approach your own images, boost confidence in your critical eye, and improve your practice. You will need to bring the following to each   class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, July 31. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 68.00
Photography Master Study: Begins *Tue Nov 3, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Gen. Public)
*DATE CHANGE*

Please see description above. 
You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, July 31. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 85.00
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