Reiman Gardens, Ames, IA
July 14, 2013
Although the University of Iowa in Ames has had a horticulture garden since 1913, the Reiman Gardens were not constructed until 1993. Free of charge to all ISU students, the 14-acre botanical gardens feature sculptures set in formal to native landscapes, an All-American Rose testing area with over 200 varieties, and a Lepidoptera house named for Roy Reiman’s mother Christina, with a design based upon the shape of a butterfly wing. The sculptures, lectures and annual plantings are theme-based with a new motif chosen each year.