Upcoming Events

Nature Journaling Workshop

Thursdays, July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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…


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Plant Pals

From 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 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….


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Alien Plant Workshop

from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join 2014 Alien Invasion artists Pam Dennis and Ryk Weiss for a workshop to create an alien plant to grow in a dark corner of your house or garden. You will use willow, tooled metal, paper pulp, screen and a variety of repurposed objects….


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Great Plants for Iowa Series: Tropicals Inside and Out

From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This series will allow participants to develop knowledge of the wide variety of garden plants that grow well in Central Iowa. Covering nearly 500 plants, these 16 classes are spread across several years. Each class focuses on identification, cultural requirements, and the use of the plants…


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Kids’ Story Time

From 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 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. Preregistration is required…


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Nature Journaling Workshop

Thursdays, July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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…


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Discovery Station

from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The purpose of Reiman Gardens’ discovery stations is to add a fun, informal activity in the Gardens during the summer that relates to the themed garden areas.  The discovery stations are family oriented and designed so both youth and adults can participate in the…


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Summer Camp 3 – Insects

from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Let your “summer student” enjoy an afternoon outside at the Gardens and engage in hands-on educational activities while learning and having fun! The informal and exciting lessons will focus on insects, and their importance in the ecosystem. Activities are designed for students ages 11-14. Summer Camp…


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Photography Class: Indoor Portraiture

Wednesdays, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Mark Stoltenberg – www.markstoltenbergphoto.com Want to improve your indoor 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…


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Brown Bag Lecture

from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. “Invasion of the Pod People: Reiman Gardens’ Intern Experience” presented by the Reiman Gardens’ summer interns Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program. Attend each month and experience a new topic presented by local and regional professionals and lecturers. Free for…


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