Visitors to Reiman Gardens


Become a Member at Reiman Gardens!

A membership to Reiman Gardens is valid for one full year from the date of purchase. Your membership includes free daily admission to Reiman Gardens, including the Butterfly Wing, the Hughes Conservatory (which changes quarterly), and the beauty of Reiman Gardens throughout all four seasons. We’ve put together a championship-caliber lineup in 2024, with 50,000 tulips and bulbs this spring, 11 custom-built functional playhouses this summer, Spirits in the Gardens this fall, and the always-popular RG Express train exhibit and Winter Wonderscape this winter. Reiman Gardens was named a Top 10 Garden Worth Traveling For in North America for 2024, so get in the game and purchase your membership today!

  • Free daily admission to Reiman Gardens
  • 10% discount in the Gift Shop
  • Discounts on educational programs, classes, and workshops
  • Discounted rates for Spirits in the Gardens and Winter Wonderscape
  • Exclusive offers on travel and tours
  • Free monthly e-newsletter and e-invitations to events
  • Free member-only events
  • American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program
    • A membership at Reiman Gardens has value throughout the country. Members at Reiman Gardens are entitled to reciprocal admissions or discounts at nearly 300 gardens across the country. For a complete list and more information about the program, click the link above.

Individual Duo Group Group Plus Sustainer Champion
Regular Price $40 $60 $80 $120 $250 $500
ISU Employee Price $32 $48 $64 $96 $200 $400
# of Named Cardholders 1 named 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 or 2
Youth 18 + Under 0 0 6 6 6 6
Extra Guests 0

1 - if 1 named member

0 - if 2 named members

1 - if 1 named member

0 - if 2 named members

2 - if 2 named members

3 - if 1 named member

4 - if 2 named members

5 - if 1 named member

4 - if 2 named members

5 - if 1 named member

Early Access to Members-Only Plant Sale no no no no yes yes
Extra 1-day Passes 0 0 0 0 4 8
Extra Guests at Member-only Events 1 1 1 2 2 4


How do I go about purchasing a membership?

Can I bring outside (non-member) guests with me to a member-only event?

Absolutely! Individual, Duo, and Group levels may bring up to 1 guest. Group Plus and Sustainer level members may bring up to 2 guests. Champion-level members may bring up to 4 guests. We encourage our members to share the experience of these member events with guests in the hopes that guests will see the value of membership and consider supporting us.

How do I claim my ISU discount?

Current ISU employees (faculty, P&S, merit, and contract) are eligible for a 20% discount on any membership level upon verification of employment. Memberships can be purchased at the Gardens (please bring your ISU ID card), over the phone, or by mail using a membership form.

Please note: The ISU discount cannot be redeemed online. This discount is exclusively for current ISU employees. However, the ISU discount can be applied towards gift memberships, provided that the purchaser can verify that the gift recipient is indeed an ISU employee.

I am a retired ISU employee. Can I redeem the 20% discount?

No. Only current ISU employees are eligible for the 20% discount. Thank you for your understanding.

Please email or call our Membership Specialist. She would be happy to reprint you a new card (or cards) at no cost to you.

I am a long-time member of the Gardens, but I am not receiving member-only newsletters. Why is this?

Brand new members who have not yet held a membership with Reiman Gardens previously are eligible for this special offer. This offer is provided by the American Horticulture Society and is subject to change. Please contact the Membership Specialist for more information.

How do members receive free admission when they visit the gardens?

Members must present their current membership card and a valid form of ID to front desk employees upon entrance to the gardens.

When will I get my membership card?

Membership cards can take up to 3-4 weeks to process and mail to households, especially during our busiest months (June and December). Members may receive a temporary card to visit the Gardens while they await their official card to arrive in the mail. 

Are memberships transferrable to friends or family?

No. Memberships are non-transferable. In other words: you cannot share your cards with others. Only those whose names are listed on the card may use the memberships and its benefits.

Can I cancel my membership and get a refund?

Memberships to Reiman Gardens are considered tax-deductible donations and are non-refundable. We sincerely thank you for your support of Reiman Gardens.

Can I purchase a membership for someone else?

Yes! A membership to Reiman Gardens is a wonderful gift. It is highly recommended that gift memberships are purchased well in advance of holidays. Mail delivery times take much longer than usual in mid-December, so winter holiday gift memberships should be processed by the end of November or early December.

What should I do if I have a membership question?

Please contact Allison Anderson, our Membership Specialist. You can contact Allison at 515-294-3755 or email her at or In the event your first point of contact is with our Front Desk staff, or Allison is not available, please remember to show them all due respect. They will do their best to help you find an answer or get a message to Allison. 

Members are asked to be aware of the parameters of the membership level that they have selected and to follow them accordingly. On occasion, membership parameters and benefits may change; we will communicate all changes to you as soon as they have been determined. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

I'm a member. I can do anything I want at Reiman Gardens, right? 

No. We love our members and wouldn't exist without them. However, we still expect the same level of respect and understanding from our members as we do any other visitors who walk in our doors. Any members found to be breaking these rules or behaving inappropriately at Reiman Gardens may be asked to leave or have their membership revoked. 

Current Iowa State University employees (faculty, P&S, merit, and contract) receive a 20% discount* off any membership level upon verification of employment. Memberships may be purchased at the Gardens (bring your ISU ID card), over the phone, or via email with a membership form. 

Please note: discounts cannot be applied to online membership purchases. 

*Emeritus and retired ISU employees are not eligible for a discount. The discount applies only toward an ISU employee's membership when purchased by the employee themselves. It does not qualify for gift memberships purchased for an ISU employee or by an ISU employee.