Reiman Gardens Master Plan

Categories
Planning
Location
Ames, IA
Size
17 Acres
Status
Completed 2015
Client
Iowa State University

Reiman Gardens Master Plan

Working collaboratively with the Garden and Iowa State University staff, the design team proposed the master site plan for Reiman Gardens, a botanical garden located at the gateway to the university. The garden is comprised of a series of diverse human-scaled garden “rooms” nestled within seventeen gently sloping acres. Intended as demonstration beautiful, sustainable gardens built on the many diverse plants found in the Midwest, Reiman Gardens also features an outstanding butterfly exhibit and event spaces, established plant collections and a wonderfully diverse terrain with notable mature specimens.

The master plan increases the exhibit and display spaces and orchestrates the visitor sequence into a series of spaces- rectilinear, axial, and “formal” at the northern end and curvilinear, gardenesque, and “informal” at the southern end. The styles are in graceful continuum rather than in stark contrast.

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