Free family fun at Reiman Gardens

Bee on a flower.

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

On Saturday, June 24, visitors can enjoy two events for the price of none at Reiman Gardens. As part of the gardens' Pollinator Fest in celebration of National Pollinator Week, admission is free (9 a.m.-6 p.m.). The Iowa Regional Lily Society's annual show also will be open to the public on Saturday, with hundreds of lily varieties on display until 4 p.m.

Family-friendly activities during Pollinator Fest include crafts, educational presentations, displays and live plant/pollinator exhibits. ISU-affiliated participants include the entomology department, entomology graduate student organization, pollinator working group, Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium and evolutionary biology and ecology grad students.