Upcoming Events

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 10:00am

Kelly Feehan - Evergreen Diseases and Insect Problems - https://www.siouxlandgardenshow.org/speakers

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

Scott Evans - Native Plants to Consider https://www.siouxlandgardenshow.org/speakers

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 6:30pm

Want to make a difference for the monarchs? One thing we can do is grow milkweed. Another is planting a pollinator friendly garden. Still others raise monarchs either in their homes or by starting a Monarch Zone on their property. Come learn more about how you can make a difference for the monarchs and raise your own generation of monarchs or swallowtails. It's great fun and education for both kids and adults. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 7:00pm

Keri Byrum will give a presentaion on "Hops". Keri is with Cedar Falls Hops Company. Keri will be talking about growing hops from planting to harvest. This will be an extremely informative and interesting presentation. It will be held at the Lakin Community Center located on the Mills County Fairgrounds, Malvern, IA. No pre-registration is reqired. There is a small fee of $2.00 to help cover the cost.


Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:00am

Kelly Feehan - Good Trees to Replace Dead Ash Trees!


Friday, April 10, 2020 - 3:00pm

Marion Cain - Starting Seeds Indoors


Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:30pm

Gardening can cause some wear and tear on the body, but simple yoga can help. No special clothing or equipment is needed for this chair yoga class, led by Diane Wiesenfeld, LCMG, CYT-200. You'll receive instruction and participate in gentle movement to help you take care of yourself and your garden. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 10:00am

Renee Sweers - Cooking with Herbs


Friday, April 17, 2020 - 3:00pm

Lina Rodriguez-Salamanca, PhD - Morels, False Morels, and Other Wild Mushrooms


Friday, April 17, 2020 - 5:00pm to Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 1:30pm

Join us for our 14th Annual Garden Extravaganza and kick off the 2020 garden season!


Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Come to the Iowa Arboretum on April 18 for the Spring Fever Symposium. Topics include deer-resistant gardens, foliage & focal points with Karen Chapman. https://iowaarboretum.org/event/spring-fever-symposium/

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 10:00am

Donald Lewis, PhD - Common Spiders of Iowa


Friday, April 24, 2020 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 6:30pm

Learn about the benefits of Prairies, how and when to plant, preparing the soil, , qualities of various plants you could use, examples of smaller prairies, care the first 3 seasons and some prairies in Iowa to visit. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 2:00pm to Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

Heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables. Herbs and perennials. May 8, 2020, 2:00PM – 6:30PM and May 9, 2020, 8:00AM – 12:00PM.


Friday, May 8, 2020 - 3:00pm to Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 3:00pm

Reiman Gardens’ members only sale on Friday, May 8, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Open to the public on Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Plant Sale Extravaganza will be held in Reiman Gardens’ parking lot rain or shine.

Plants for sale include perennials for sun and shade, herbs and vegetables, Iowa natives, woody plants including trees, shrubs and Buck roses, container annuals, hanging baskets, strawberries, 2020 Hosta of the Year - Lakeside Paisley Print, All-American Selection (AAS) winning vegetables and herbs, and prefinished mixed containers.

Plant Sale Extravaganza supports the Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology Graduate Student Organization, the Graduate Student Horticulture Society, the ISU Horticulture Club, Reiman Gardens, and the Story County Master Gardener Association. All plant purchases directly benefit each group’s programming.


Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:00am


  • High quality, low cost plants including annuals, perennials, houseplants, vegetables, ornamental grasses, and more!
  • Raffle for trees and other items.
  • Yard Art and pre-potted plant creations will be for sale just in time for Mother’s Day.
  • Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions.

   Proceeds applied to future ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardener programs in Mills County https://www.extension.iastate.edu/mills/

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Plant Sale is held in conjunction with the Cedar Valley Iris & Daylily Society and the Muscatine Garden Club at the Muscatine Environmental Learning Center at Discover Park. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/muscatine/

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 8:00am to 11:00am

Come to the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/fayette/

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 8:00am to 11:00am

Featuring annuals, divided perennials, garden markers, and second time around gardening items. Proceeds support future activities and speaker fees.


Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 5:00pm

Join this tour of gardens and parks in Chicago. Departures and returns are based in Ames, Iowa. 


Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 1:00pm

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. https://www.reimangardens.com/events/

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.