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Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
+1 515-294-2710
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Small but neat

It's pretty small place, with wonderful butterfly garden, a nice pond with water lilies and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalia K
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Galveston, Texas
Amazing place!

We are members here. I've been to two classes offered and plan to do more. One was the "from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jillbean11
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Ames, Iowa
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Enchanting, 17-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens that change seasonally; private rentals available.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lego sculptures” (21 reviews)
“butterfly room” (19 reviews)
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1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's pretty small place, with wonderful butterfly garden, a nice pond with water lilies and lotuses, some vegetable gardens. The place is more educational than entertaining.

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. Education is an aspect of our mission, although we also aim to provide fun and exciting displays and exhibits.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are members here. I've been to two classes offered and plan to do more. One was the "from chrysalis to caterpillar" for kids, and orchids 101. Great educators and facilities. Of course the gardens are amazing!

Thank Jillbean11
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ReimanGardens, Public Relations Manager at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoy our education programs. Thanks for being a member!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Reiman Gardens is a gorgeous attraction with plenty to do regardless of the season, though Spring and Summer are the best times to visit. Boasting a quaint gift shop, visitors can start by picking up a piece by local artists or find more mainstream gifts...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

You have really covered a visit to Reiman Gardens in a nutshell with a perfect overview for first time visitors to read. We appreciate the positive review and thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Reiman Gardens is worth a visit both by locals and visitors. In spring, summer and early fall it's nice to walk outside, while in winter it's much nicer inside, in the Butterfly Wing or in the Conservatory. There are always some expositions in the Conservatory,...More

Thank Marina96_98
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to leave such a thorough and positive review of Reiman Gardens. Thank you for bringing attention to all of the different ways that people can utilize the Gardens, from visiting, to attending events or education programs, to facilities rentals,...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Spring, summer or fall, the gardens at Iowa State's Reiman Gardens are well worth a visit and stroll around. Enjoy the changing seasonal offerings, as well as the Butterfly Pavilion and more. If you happen to be a member of the Botanic Garden and/or other...More

Thank SavyTraveling
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ReimanGardens, Communication Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you very much for your review of Reiman Gardens. It sounds like you’re a repeat visitor which we always appreciate and enjoy the Gardens’ many seasonal delights.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

There really should be a separate listing for the World's Largest Concrete Gnome which is at the rear of Reiman Gardens. That's why I stopped. Honestly, I didn't even visit the gardens----just the Gnome. One has to trade one's gnomeness for value in the $8...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thank you for visiting Reiman Gardens to see the world's tallest concrete gnome. It's certainly evident that you're a garden gnome enthusiast!

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

It is a nice garden It is definitely interested in revenue. They have weddings there, they have a unique gift shop, and a snack shop. We went in the beginning of November when the leaves were at the end of turning. It was beautiful. The...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thorough and thoughtful review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit while here including our traveling exhibit, Washed Ashore, featuring sculptures created from trash pulled from the ocean....More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely garden with rotating statue displays and a butterfly room. The only downside is that it is not free. However ISU students (the local university) can get in free.More

Thank Maria F
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for leaving a review of Reiman Gardens. We rely heavily on our admission dollars to provide many of the best features of the Gardens like the butterflies, plant displays, and our sculpture exhibits. So without charging admission, we would not be the same...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We stopped by on a whim while visiting our daughter at ISU, not really expecting anything. The gardens were fantastic. We definitely would like to go back again when all the outdoor flowers are in bloom. We started out in the butterfly garden. It was...More

Thank Melinda D
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

I'm so glad to hear that you stopped at Reiman Gardens during your trip to ISU and enjoyed your visit. I do hope you'll make a return visit as things change annually all based on a theme. In 2018, for instance, everything will be inspired...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We visited here on one trip back when the flowers where in full bloom. The picture on this site is exactly what we had the opportunity to witness. Nice volunteer staff to help with explanations and information. Guided walking tour info as you stroll through...More

Thank grayhawk33
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for including Reiman Gardens on your trip itinerary. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. If you're passing through the area again, I hope you'll consider a return visit as things are always changing from year to year.

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Sally M
12 January 2018|
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Response from ReimanGardens | Property representative |
We have our annual Garden Quilt Show on Friday, September 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Linda M
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We will have our annual Garden Quilt Show on Friday, September 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Linda M
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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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