Reiman Gardens Railroad & Gardener Gift Ideas

With a toddler interested in trains and the perfect sunny day yesterday, we visited Reiman Gardens and saw the displays in the conservatory with family. The train exhibit was perfect for my little boy to enjoy and for me as a plant person to appreciate.

Iowa State University landmarks are created with natural elements such as acorns, gourds, twigs, and more. Trains are at ground level and up above- definitely lots to enjoy and I recommend visiting! It was impressive. 

We also saw the butterflies in the butterfly wing which were very active. We also picked up some last minute gardening gifts. You can find information on Reiman Gardens HERE. 

Interested in railroad gardens?

There is the Central Iowa Garden Railroad Society which features annual meetings and a garden tour in June. 

Still need some gift ideas for your favorite gardeners?

Some of our favorites include: 

*Gardening Tools, such as Felco pruners ( 

*Seed packets from seed companies such as Seed Savers Exchange or Baker Creek 

*Bird and Hummingbird Supplies such as feeders, food, bird baths and more 

*Memberships to a public garden or arboretum

*Gift certificates to their favorite garden centers, seed companies, or mail order suppliers!

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