Plants: Aesthetically Pleasing, Life Sustaining
Have you ever considered how we owe our lives to plants? It is because plants remove the carbon dioxide that’s toxic to humans from the air and emit life-sustaining oxygen. Plants are also the foundation of the global food web. Beyond these life-sustaining qualities, many of us also appreciate plants’ aesthetic qualities, bringing beauty to both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Reiman Gardens is dedicated to sharing the beauty of plants, and to the art and appplied science of garden and plant cultivation - known collectively as "horticulture." View our Plant Collections Policy here.
What's Growing at Reiman Gardens
There are over 6,000 types of plants grown at Reiman Gardens.
Often these plants are chosen for their appeal as a landscape plant, but Reiman Gardens has several collections highlighting a specific characteristic or genus of plant. These collections are spread throughout the Gardens and include Iowa State University Introductions, the Buck Rose Collection, Viburnum Collection, Bulb Collection, and Pollinator Plant Collection.