Upcoming Events

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Rescheduled to September: Director Led Chicago Gardens & Parks Tour

Tour Chicagoland’s Best Horticultural Sites from June 11 - 14

Chicago is one of the greatest cities in the country but its reputation for traffic issues tends to deter many people from visiting. It is also home to amazing world-class private gardens and horticultural sites so it is a shame most gardeners avoid the trip just because of the traffic. This tour will take that stress out of a trip; you will “be chauffeured” by tour bus to exciting sites you might otherwise never see! Sit back and relax in our deluxe motor coach as we explore the beautiful gardens, parks, arboreta and more of Chicagoland without the hassles. Learn more and find registration information.

DAY 1–THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020–GARDENS AT BALL/CANTIGNY

DAY 2–FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020–CHICAGO BOTANIC/LANDSCAPE DESIGN STUDIO/METTAWA MANOR

DAY 3–SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2020–GARFIELD PARK/MILLENIUM PAR

DAY 4–SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020–MORTON ARBORETUM/HORNBAKER GARDENS/FAREWEL

Highlights:

  • Visit Camp Rosemary, one of the most exceptional English style Gardens outside of England
  • Enjoy shopping at Chalet Nursery and Hornbaker Gardens
  • Talk with Bill Kurtis and Donna LaPietra at Mettawa Manor
  • Visit the Chicago Botanical Gardens, Garfield Park Conservatory and Morton Arboretum
  • View the exquisite Cantigny Park & Gardens
  • Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours at most of the sites
  • Delight in a special Chicago style farewell meal and lunch at a trendy food market
  • Roundtrip luxury motorcoach transportation provided from Ames, IA
  • Free bottled water on coach

Price per person: Double: $1,097; Single: $1,265

Learn more and find registration information.

 

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Events
CANCELED: Reiman Gardens After Hours

Friday, June 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening at Reiman Gardens with live music by Vinyl Vagabonds performing R&B, Soul, Roots Rock, and Blues. Must be 21 or older to attend this event. Cash wine and beer bar (ISU dining), and popcorn will be available for sale.

Come for a catered dinner or just to hear the band and enjoy an evening in the Gardens.  Please note changes to pricing structure; see options 1 and 2 below.

OPTION 1: Catered dinner. 
Dinner menu: Herb Pork Loin Glazed with Honey, Tossed Greens topped with shredded Parmesan cheese with a selection of house made dressings, Seasoned Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes & Almonds, Italian Roasted Red Potatoes, Stuffed Bell Pepper with Artichoke & Chickpeas and An assortment of our bite-sized desserts, (Tasteful Dinners).  Preregistration required by noon on Friday, June 5:

$25 Members, ISU Students
$34 General Public
$40 at the door if registering after noon on Friday, June 5 (pending space availability)

OPTION 2: BYO Picnic dinner (and pay at the door)
Feel free to bring your own picnic and enjoy the music and atmosphere. Seating is limited so bring lawn chairs and/or a blanket. No preregistration required for this option.

$10 Members, ISU Students
$12 General Public

Tickets are transferable. No refunds

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CANCELED: Rose Fest

Sunday, June 14 opens to the public at 1:00 p.m.

Stop and smell the roses during Reiman Gardens’ annual Rose Fest. Along with scheduled activities, visitors will enjoy a stroll through the extensive rose collections.

The Iowa Rose Society Annual Rose Show will be located in the Speer Room. This is a juried show featuring the best roses in the state. Visitors will have the opportunity to see a huge variety of award-winning cut roses differing in form, color and scent.  It will open to the public immediately following judging (approximately 1:00 p.m.) and will remain open until 4:00 p.m.

While here, visit the tropical Hughes Conservatory, the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, and the Gift Shop.

Admission for this event is free for Reiman Gardens’ members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

No preregistration required.

For questions call 515-294-2710.

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CANCELED: Pollinator Fest

June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Visit Reiman Gardens and celebrate National Pollinator Week. There will be many collaborators and fun activities to make sure this day is educational and plenty of fun!

More information to come!

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CANCELED: Father’s Day

June 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Father's Day at Reiman Gardens! We will offer free admission to all dads on Father's Day.

No preregistration required.
All dads admitted free of charge.
Free for members and ISU students with student ID.
Price of admission for the general public.

 

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CANCELED: Iowa Regional Lily Show

June 27, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Reiman Gardens is pleased to host the Iowa Regional Lily Society’s (IRLS) Annual Lily Show.

Lilies from Iowa and surrounding states plus a number of lily designs and photos will fill the Reiman Gardens' Events Hall with color and beauty. Visitors will see more than a hundred lilies from around the Midwest. The IRLS Lily Show is held in a public place to expose and educate the general public about the various exotic colors, shapes and fragrance of lilies.

Learn more about the Iowa Regional Lily Society by clicking here.

While here, visit the tropical Hughes Conservatory, the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, and the Gift Shop.

Admission is free for members and ISU students.

Price of admission for the general public.

No preregistration required.

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CANCELED: Independence Day Fireworks

July 3 from 6:00 p.m. until the close of the fireworks

If it rains on July 3, Ames' fireworks will be moved to July 5.  In that case, unfortunately Reiman Gardens will NOT be open late for fireworks.

Reiman Gardens is open all day on July 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to the conclusion of the fireworks display which is across the street from the Gardens.

Visitors may bring their folding chairs, coolers with food and drinks. No fireworks or sparklers are allowed inside the Gardens.

Free for members and ISU students
$9 general public ages 13+
$8 general public seniors 65+
$4.50 general public youth 2-12
Free for youth under 2

Reiman Gardens will also be open on July 4th, so bring your family for some fun.

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CANCELED: Garden Art Fair

Sunday, July 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Reiman Gardens is proud to host their annual Garden Art Fair. Come enjoy the work of nearly 60 new and returning artists who will be displaying and selling their garden and nature inspired art featuring jewelry, painting, pottery, woodwork, glass, home décor, photography, sculpture, fabric arts, and more.

While here, visitors can view and buy a variety of high quality art as well as all of the Gardens’ features: the summer blooms, the Hughes Conservatory, the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing and the Gift Shop.

No preregistration required. To make the event more accessible to all, Reiman Gardens will feature a reduced admission rate for the public: $8.00 for general admission, $7.00 for seniors ages 65+, $3.50 for youth ages 2-12, and free for youth under 2. Admission is free for Reiman Gardens’ members and ISU students with a student ID.

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Therapeutic Horticulture
Floral Design: 2020 PICK-4

Third Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Learn the basics of floral design from State Fair Master Flower Show judge and floral designer Sandy Gossman while creating beautiful arrangements to take home. Each month features a different style of arrangement, from vase designs to centerpieces, to contemporary designs using structural oasis. Learn the tips and skills used by professionals and create own one-of-a-kind floral designs. Take one class or pick four for a generous discount!

PICK 4 TOPICS:
July - Wildflower Arrangements
August - Edible as Ornament: Unexpected Arrangements
September - Cute Cubes!
October - Spooky Halloween Arrangements
November - Sunny Side Up: Golden Flowers
December - Holiday Treasures: Bring Your Own Container

Members $150
General Public $188
ISU Students $128

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Reiman Gardens After Hours

Friday, August 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening at Reiman Gardens with live music by Burning Sensations. After Hours is a special opportunity to experience the magic of Reiman Gardens at dusk.

Come for a catered dinner or to hear the band and enjoy an evening in the Gardens.

Preregistration is required for the catered dinner.

Catered dinner menu:

BBQ pork (KC style), house made buns, baked macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, baked beans and lemon bar bites or carrot cake bites

Must be 21 or older to attend this event. Cash wine and beer bar.

Please take note of the new pricing structure:

Catered dinner option: Preregistration required by noon on Friday, July 31.

$25 for members and ISU students. $34 for the general public. $40 if registering after noon Friday, July 31 (pending space availability)

Bring a picnic option. Pay at the door:

$10 for members and ISU students. $12 for general public

Popcorn will be for sale.

Tickets are transferable. No refunds

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