Tulip time…in Ames

My travel schedule has me sticking close to home when it’s not flinging me across the country. So my Iowa Girl adventures are being severely curtailed.

Instead of going to Pella for Tulip Time in a few weeks (when the tulips will – sadly! – already be gone) I went to Reiman Gardens instead.

Reiman Gardens is the 14-acre botanical center located on the Iowa State campus in Ames. Right now, the gardens are exploding with color. Tulips are absolutely everywhere. Catch them soon because they won’t last long.

Next Saturday (April 14) a special LEGO exhibit will open at the gardens. Some Assembly Required will feature 27 sculptures made from nearly 500,000 LEGOS, ranging in size from 6 inches to nearly 8 feet. That exhibit will run through Oct. 28.

Other major events this summer include the Rose Fest on June 16 and the Garden Art Fair on July 8.

Reiman Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, hours are extended to 6 p.m.

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