Enjoy a tour of water gardens in Story County on July 16th, 2016. Learn more here: www.ciwga.org/garden%20tours.html
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Iowa Public Radio's Horticulture Day. The free event gives you the unique opportunity to tour the beautiful ISU Horticulture Research Station in Ames. You'll meet the Hort Gang and Charity Nebbe in person, and have fun with your family outdoors. Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1220831684627593/
Come tour the ISU Research Farm Demonstration Garden.
Community Food Systems 4th annual event is set for January 12 at the ISU Alumni Center, 420 Beach Avenue, Ames.
This daylong event lifts up best practices around the region within all areas of community food systems. Come learn, engage, and discuss ways to promote community engagement, collective action, and food systems projects including edible landscapes, food hubs, shared-use kitchens, and more.
Brown Bag: Nature at Noon- Addicted to Orchids January 11, 2018 12-1 p.m.
Hear from Bob Rust, ISU Professor Emeritus & local orchid aficionado, about his obsession with the second most diverse family of flowering plants on earth! Bring your lunch to the Gardens each month and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2018 theme, Movement. Regional professionals and lecturers present on a wide range of topics. https://www.reimangardens.com/events-programs/
Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public
Orchid Fest February 10 & 11, 2018 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Join Reiman Gardens for the annual Orchid Fest. Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days. The Central Iowa Orchid Society will also staff a question and answer booth, providing both novices and experienced growers valuable insight on care and keeping of orchids.
While at Orchid Fest, visitors can also discover live butterflies from around the globe in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, explore the tropical Hughes Conservatory, and browse the Gift Shop bursting with unique and sustainable items.
Free for members and ISU students.
The general public pays $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65+, $4 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.
No registration required.
Sinister Plants February 22, 2018 6-8 p.m.
There are many interesting botanical deviants all over the world and many that are toxic in one quantity are medicinal in others such as Digitalis, a common garden plant. Hear from Director Ed Lyon about those most likely found in your home and garden; you may be astounded at the number you have never realized possess defenses that may either poison or harm people or pets. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Tuesday, February 20.
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students
Spring Pruning Workshop March 1, 2018 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Join Sarah Rummery, Reiman Gardens’ Manager of Horticultural Operations, and Sharon Rink, Reiman Gardens’ Horticulturist, for an informative and hands-on workshop designed to familiarize you with all the W’s of early spring pruning, including fruit trees! Learn what, when, where, how, and why to prune, and put your knowledge to practice outside in the Gardens! Please bring a pair of gardening gloves (preferably leather), and dress to work outdoors! Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, February 27.
$17.50 General Public
$11.90 ISU Students
Portable and Accessible Gardening March 6, 2018 6-8 p.m.
It is important to consider our own physical health when designing garden spaces. Director Ed Lyon will discuss trends in low-impact gardening, from creating portable (movable) gardens, to raised beds for accessibility, and limited space gardening. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, March 4.
Note: this a lecture-style presentation, not a workshop.
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students
Intro to Plant Propagation March 9, 2018 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Save money by growing your own plants from cuttings and seeds! Learn easy-to-implement techniques from an expert in plant propagation, Reiman Gardens’ Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth. Bring home some plant starts to get your garden going! Class is structured as lecture /presentation from 9:00 – 11:00, with the remainder of time left for lab work and one-on-one assistance (optional). Registration with pre-payment is required by Thursday, March 8.
$25 General Public
$17 ISU Students