Upcoming Events

Day of Insects

Reiman Gardens is so enthusiastic about insects that we set aside a special day just for them ever year. Our annual Day of Insects brings together professionals, academics, advocates and enthusiasts of all levels from across the country to explore and celebrate entomology (the study of insects). Topics often include…


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Perfume Blending Workshop

Sunday, March 29 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Natural perfumer Amanda Feeley will help you explore the basics of perfume creation, from basic perfume structure and terminology, to blending, precautions, oil classifications, and recipes. The fee includes all supplies used in the workshop as well as what you take home:…


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Botanical Drawing Class

This is a 6 week course on Thursdays March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, and April 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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…


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Papermaking Workshop

This is a 3 week course on Thursdays, April 2, April 9, and April 16 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. 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…


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Dish Garden Workshop

Saturday, April 4 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 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…


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Spring Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Egg hunts at 9:00am and 10:00am The end of winter is finally in sight! In celebration, Reiman Gardens and the Ames Jaycees will be co-hosting a Spring Egg Hunt at the Gardens. Festivities will include two separate egg hunts for all children…


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Beginner Photography Class

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning April 7, April 14, April 21, and April 28 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This four-part workshop will cover the basics of photography including equipment and how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject and tips and…


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Perfume Blending Intensive Class

This is a 6 week course on Tuesdays April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, and May 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Those who complete this 6-week intensive workshop will come away with their own uniquely developed fragrance, 1 kit of 10 essences, and a Certificate…


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Low-Budget Photo Tricks Class

This is a 4 week course on Wednesdays beginning April 8, April 15, April 22, and April 29 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. 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…


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Botanical Drawing Class

This is a 6 week course on Thursdays March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, and April 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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…


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