Tour the Gardens - Reiman Gardens
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This tropical paradise has up to 800 live butterflies, of 80 different species, in flight. Reiman Gardens’ permit allows the display of over 1,000 butterflies of native and exotic species, so there is always something new to see. Look up and notice how the structure resembles a butterfly.
This glass house features a lush, tropical collection of colorful and rare plants and displays seasonal designs to intrigue guests and interpret garden themes.
The Dunlap Courtyard is a popular gathering space affording sweeping views of the gardens,This area benefits from the shade of several Catalpa trees.
Funding from the Class of 1955 will be used to complete the necessary construction for the Hillside Garden.
The Hillside Garden is located on the west side of the Gardens along Beach Avenue. The garden provides an overlook view of the Gardens.
The sundial in the center of Joey and Jesse’s Herb Garden was a gift to the old horticulture garden. The Herb Garden was the most popular feature of the old horticulture garden. Several items from the garden have been relocated in the Reiman Gardens. The first trees planted in the...
Lake Helen anchors the central gardens area. The lake features several planting shelves to display aquatic plants. Lake Helen is home to many Victoria waterlilies, named after Queen Victoria of England. The waterlilies may eventually grow up to 20 feet in diameter.
In early spring, enjoy up to 20,000 bulbs in bloom. In the summer, see a stunning display of vibrant annuals. The 50-foot steel landmark is built to resemble the campanile found on Central Campus. Reiman Gardens’ campanile serves as a link to ISU and includes an electronic carillon which chimes...
Missing Buck Roses
Dr. Griffith Buck hybridized nearly 90 rose varieties, 15 varieties of geraniums, and a heliotrope. He was frequently and extremely generous with his work, giving away many cuttings. After Buck retired, his breeding stock was destroyed. Yet, his generosity proved fortuitous as many friends offered back cuttings. These...
With agriculture as its theme, the Children’s Garden contains elements of an Iowa farm. The goal is to involve children in nature and help them maintain this interest throughout their lives. Displays include a hideout, a maze, tumbling mounds and a stock tank with hand pumps to squirt water at...
Iowa State University's Reiman Gardens is home to the country's best rose gardens, according one of the largest rose growers associations. With over 2,000 individual plants and 250 different varieties, the rose gardens at Reiman Gardens are gaining local and national recognition.
AARS Trial and Display Garden
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The South Field is undoubtedly the heart of the outdoor gardens. This garden area is home to dynamic plantings to draw people deeper into the Gardens. The beds are changed annually to align with the yearly theme.
Three different types of natural Iowa landscapes organize the gardens: lowland, mesic and upland landscapes. These types are either wetlands or dry, shady or sunny. In these landscapes are a series of gardens connected by a loop path. The goal of the Stafford Garden is not to recreate these landscapes,...
This area features distinct gardens that demonstrate design solutions for the home landscape. Themes include a Front Yard Garden, Naturalist Garden, Formal Lawn Garden, Home Production Garden, Outdoor Living Room, Walled Court, Sunny Yard Garden, Prairie Vista Garden, Paving Court and Reflection Garden.