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2013 More than Meets the Iowa
In 2013, Reiman Gardens will show its visitors that there is “More than Meets the Eye-o-wa” in this great State! Learn more about what makes Iowa unique while enjoying beautiful plants, colorful butterflies, and inspiring sculptures created by amazing Iowa artists situated in our Gardens.
Iowa Naturally :: Garden Inspired Sculpture by Iowa Artists (April 27 through October 20)
Tour the Gardens and enjoy garden inspired sculpture created by artists with Iowa ties. Ten to fifteen sculptures will be nestled in the landscape creating beautiful displays sure to inspire. See something you like? All the sculptures in this juried show will be for sale with a portion benefiting the Gardens.
Winds of Change :: Conservatory (January 14 through June)
Iowa is a leader in the use of wind turbines to produce electricity. The Conservatory will feature a beautiful display inspired by the wind and these majestic wind turbines.
Iowa’s Main Streets :: Garden Room (March 1 to December)
All across Iowa, towns both big and small have vibrant communities along with handsome residential, commercial, and cultural districts. Stop by the Garden Room to enjoy photos contributed by Iowa communities designated as part of the “Main Street” program to encourage economic development and historic preservation.
The “Jewel” of Iowa :: Butterfly Wing (March 15 through October)
The Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing is truly a “jewel” for Iowa. Learn more about what makes this one-of-a-kind Iowa facility so great. Just like Iowa, the Butterfly Wing may not be the biggest in the country, but it is certainly one of the best.
Diversity in Bloom :: Campanile Garden (Mid April through Mid-May)
Just like the people who compose the cultural fabric of Iowa, tulips also come in many shapes and sizes. Stroll through the spring landscape to learn more about the numerous immigrant groups that have influenced the culture of Iowa. Also, stop and enjoy the many diverse colors, shapes, and sizes of the thousands of tulips bulbs bursting into blooms.
Iowa’s Prairie Heritage :: Stafford Garden (May through October)
Visit the prairie plantings of the Stafford Garden to learn more about the ecosystem and the specific plants and insects of the tall grass prairies that used to cover much of Iowa.
SOS: Save Our Seeds :: Home Production Garden (May through October)
Many of us have heard of tasty and sometimes unusual heirloom tomatoes. There are also many other vegetables with delicious and interesting varieties that are preserved in gardens across Iowa though seed saving practices. Iowa has a strong tie to this important plant and cultural preservation. Visit the Home Production Garden to learn more about how to save seeds to preserve some of the best vegetables grown in Iowa and beyond!
Herbs Rock :: Herb Garden (May through October)
Oaks, roses, and goldfinches are proud symbols of Iowa. The Herb Garden will feature Iowa’s state rock, the geode. Enjoy the fragrant and beautiful herbs, many of which are used by grinding with mortar and pestle.
The Landscapes of Grant Wood :: Campanile Garden (May through October)
While his most iconic image is two people standing in front of a gothic window, Iowa native, Grant Wood, is also known for his stunning landscape paintings. Visit the Campanile Garden to see thousands of annuals planted in a style inspired by this great American artist.
Blue Ribbon Garden :: Children’s Garden (May through October)
Each summer, Iowa counties and towns feature the biggest and best at their county fair. The Children’s Garden will feature all the blue ribbon winners of the plant and insect world.
RAGBRAI :: South Field/Dunlap Courtyard (May through October)
Just like the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa features the best of Iowa and its communities, this seasonal display integrates some of the best in new plants in a design inspired by this nationally known bike ride.
Flower Caucus :: Trial Garden (June through October)
Iowa is known in the political world as the site for the first in the nation caucus. Join Reiman Gardens’ staff for the first in the nation Flower Caucus. This is your chance to vote for some of your favorite plants in the ARS trial garden which features dozens of new and exciting plants. This event will be held sometime mid-summer, stay tuned for the details.
Balloons All Around :: Conservatory (June to Mid-November)
One of the largest hot air balloon festivals in the country occurs every year in Iowa, and balloons are not only used by humans. Visit the Conservatory to learn more about balloons used by insects and other animals and many balloon shaped plants. You’ll be surprised what the wind blows our way!
Our Holiday Heritage :: Conservatory (Mid-November through December)
The pattern of Iowa’s landscape is patched together much like country quilts. These quilts also represent an agrarian lifestyle once prevalent in rural Iowa. Warm up in the Conservatory and celebrate the holidays in a colorful display inspired by the quilts and barns from our rural past.