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Sesquicentennial, 1858-2008

Winter Conservatory Display: Stream of Passion: Plant Lovers of ISU

Jan. 7- April 1, 2007

9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Description

As a stream touches many landscapes during the course of its flow, ISU botanist Louis Pammel influenced other plant lovers during the course of his life. The plants in this exhibit will evoke memories of ISU botanist Louis Pammel and two of his remarkable students -- George Washington Carver and Ada Hayden.

Reiman Gardens Conservatory display will feature a center stream of woodland plants suggesting Pammel's presence with landscapes representing Pammel's students George Washington Carver and Ada Hayden on either side.

Hayden will be represented with wetland and prairie-like plants while more cultivated plants will remind visitors of Carver's love of flowers and contributions in plant breeding. During the cold winter months, visitors will be transported to a soft world alive with greens and pinks, ferns, dainty flowers, spring bulbs, and azaleas. Interpretation and education events will focus on the rich friendship between Pammel and his students, the letters they exchanged, and how their passion for plants is still flowing to plant lovers today.

Location

Reiman Gardens

Cost

Free for members, regular admission for guests.

More info

Call (515) 294-2710