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Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
+1 515-294-2710
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Wonderful!

Butterfly house a spectacular experience! Also, there was an amazing quilt show. loved the gift... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jeffandcindyc
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Highlands, North Carolina
Butterflies in Flight

Something for all seasons. Outdoor Theme Gardens display plants featuring new varieties of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary O
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Enchanting, 14-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens that change seasonally; private rentals available.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
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Reviewed yesterday

Butterfly house a spectacular experience! Also, there was an amazing quilt show. loved the gift shop and, of course, the gardens--beautiful!

Thank jeffandcindyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something for all seasons. Outdoor Theme Gardens display plants featuring new varieties of vegetables. Various plants in Campanile Garden with chimes ringing. Non-traditional herb planting methods.. Beautiful formal rose gardens. Children gardens with frogs in a pond and covered bridge., 800 Butterfly types in flight...More

Thank Gary O
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It sounds like you are a regular visitor to Reiman Gardens. A big thank you for your repeated patronage! I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

See pics! Great Butterfly Garden. We got a membership while we were here. The surrender theme is trash that has washed up on American beaches and all the sculptures are made of trash. It is saddening to see what all has been collected to make...More

Thank init4keeps
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for supporting Reiman Gardens through a membership. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our traveling exhibit, Washed Ashore, featuring sculptures made from trash as well as our Butterfly Wing and our rose gardens. Your positive review was very thoughtful and thorough.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often go in the winter time for the butterfly house. Warm, green, and humid inside. A mood brightener, but this review is for the autumn. It's good here all year. If you go out on the grounds, besides all of the gorgeous landscaping, they...More

Thank RandyKasal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The butterfly garden at Reiman Gardens is a wonderful get away from the midwinter cold and a reminder that spring may return someday. There are docents there frequently, who can help identify the species and share in the fascination. At other times of year, the...More

Thank Monica d
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear that you appreciate the Butterfly Wing as a winter oasis as well as our outdoor gardens during the summer.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Reiman Gardens are a sweet little destination garden, just south of the Football stadium. The day we went we were surprised by how full the parking lot was. If you see a full parking lot, do not let that keep you away, it might...More

Thank Bamboo_Orchid
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I appreciate you taking the time to leave such a thorough review of Reiman Gardens. I'm very pleased to hear that your enjoyed your visit and weren't deterred by a full parking lot. If you're ever in the area again, I hope you'll consider a...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Can't believe it took me 8 years to i it Reiman! Beautiful gardens and the butterfly room is awesome. Take the time to view all the plantings throughout the walkways. The sculptures are a bit of whimsy while telling an important story. If you are...More

Thank Diana R
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

I'm very happy to hear you visited Reiman Gardens for the first time and enjoyed it. I hope you'll consider a return visit as we have new sculpture exhibits and garden plantings each year.

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Butterfly garden inside. Also shows various stages of metamorphosis. Indoor arboretum is nice. Outdoor venue has lots of walking options as you stroll throughout, viewing variety of edible plants and fruits as well as different flowers.

Thank Chrcho11
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm pleased to hear that you especially enjoyed our indoor facilities including the Butterfly Wing, butterfly emergence cases, and our tropical plant Conservatory.

Reviewed 12 August 2017

Reiman Gardens is a great place to take your family to see flower gardens, butterflies, and themed art. Reiman does a great job presenting multiple plants and bushes, and has a butterfly area where people can get up and close with butterflies. Stop in and...More

Thank Don B
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear that you would recommend us to others.

Reviewed 12 August 2017

What a gem! My cousin took us here when we were passing through IA. It was a beautiful walk with lots to see. I would say the butterfly enclosure made it all worth while, but there was so much more to see than that. Go!...More

Thank anns6838
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your first trip to Reiman Gardens. If you pass through again, I hope you'll consider a return visit as we change out our plantings and displays annually.

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Linda M
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Response from HawkeyeGrad67 | Reviewed this property |
You need to call them. Also make sure there is not a football game so you can avoid the traffic
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Linda M
28 September 2016|
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Response from James K | Reviewed this property |
There is a pumpkin carving workshop beginning at 10:00 Saturday morning, 10/22. Also at that time is a nature craft workshop. Later in the day, 4:00 - 7:00 - Trick or treat 4:00 - 7:00 - Crafts in the Garden Room, 6:30... More
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Linda M
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Response from ReimanGardens | Property representative |
You can always find out what' happening at the Gardens on our events calendar on our website. On our homepage, hover over "Events & Programs" and then click on "Upcoming Events & Education Programs" October 22 and 23 is our... More
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