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Addicted to Orchids

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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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

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Sinister Plants

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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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.

 

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

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Spring Pruning Workshop

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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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.

 

$14 Members
$17.50 General Public
$11.90 ISU Students

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Portable and Accessible Gardening

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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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.

 

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

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

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Sustainable Garden Resources

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Sustainable Garden Resources                                             March 13, 2018          6-8 p.m.

What does it mean to practice “sustainable gardening”? What is the background behind the native versus ornamental debate? What are the best ways to handle pests and diseases without affecting human, animal and plant health? Director Ed Lyon will discuss responsible methods of gardening to reduce our impact on the earth. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, March 11.

 

$16 Members
$20 General Public
$13.60 ISU Students

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

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Pollinator Health (Ames)

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Join ISU ecologist David Stein as he presents new research about the health of pollinators in Iowa. He will discuss what is driving the health of honey bee hives on farms and in grasslands, and how wild bee health differs on several landscapes. He will also provide recommendations on how to provide native pollinators like butterflies, moths, wasps, and bees with the tools and habitats necessary to be as healthy as possible. Preregistration with prepayment required by Tuesday, June 12.

Free for Members, ISU Students          $10 General Public


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Planting for Pollinators (Ames)

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 6:00pm
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How can you help pollinators thrive in our community? Join ISU pollination researcher David Stein to learn about providing space for pollinators and recommended native plants for your home landscape. David Stein is a Reiman Gardens’ Portal to the Public Science Communication Fellow, dedicated to sharing current research with public audiences through activities and outreach. Preregistration with prepayment required by Tuesday, July 10.

Free for Members, Volunteers, ISU Students

$10 General Public


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Rose Fest (Ames)

Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 1:00pm
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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.

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