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Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Gardens
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What to Know Before You Go
Plan your garden visit!
Familiarize yourself with the guidelines we have in place so that you can have a meaningful experience in nature, while staying healthy and safe!
Frequently Asked Questions
A friendly guide to answer common questions regarding our current operating procedures.
Timed Ticketing
In order to expedite entry, all guests are encouraged to secure a ticket online for garden entry, but they are not required for daytime visits. To reserve daytime tickets, purchase your arrival timeslot using the link above. Timed tickets are required for Bright Nights events and may be reserved at lauritzengardens.org/bright
Garden Map

Events and Exhibits
What's In Bloom?
The winter garden is full of texture from ornamental grasses, barks, and seed pods. The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory is bursting with lush, green foliage in the tropical house, while the floral display hall is full of colorful poinsettias.
In the Gallery: My Garden at Midnight by Mary Mancuso
The last few years have given artist Mary Mancuso time to experiment with her art. Through her processes, she discovered the beauty of wildflowers and weeds, especially during the seasonal phases. This exhibit is comprised of several groups of paintings that celebrate these discoveries, including “My Garden at Midnight,” “Dried But Not Forgotten,” and “World of Weeds.”
Merry and Bright - Holiday Poinsettia Show
Thousands of poinsettias bursting with rich, vibrant color fill the floral display hall in a glowing tribute to the holidays during the spectacular holiday poinsettia show, Merry & Bright.
Bright Nights
Set a merry mood with friends and family and explore the illuminated indoor gardens. From a 20’ tall poinsettia tree to a tropical paradise, see festive installations that glow and shine, showcasing nature in a new light. Timed tickets are required for this event.
Deck the Holidays: Making Spirits Bright with Patrick J. Clayton
Celebrate the holiday season and support the garden by attending the Lauritzen Gardens Guild’s annual Deck the Holidays luncheon. This year’s featured speaker is Patrick Clayton. Mr. Clayton is the founder of Patrick J. Clayton Productions, which has created innovative events that excite the senses and infuse environments with a high-style look for both leading and emerging consumer brands. Reservations are required and open on October 10, 2022.
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Educational Programs
Program and Events Guide
Get the latest dirt on upcoming, fun, nature-based programs, classes, and events for adults and children.
Programs for Adults
Courses at the garden cover a wide variety of topics. From floral design, to painting, to practicing wellness or learning about edible plants- There’s something for everyone! REGISTER TODAY!
Programs for Groups
Find out about the opportunities available for your group, class, or scouting troop to explore our 100-acre outdoor learning laboratory.
Programs for Children and Families
Register today for hands-on, educational programming that is sure to bring a smile to you and your child. Engaging classes and camps are available at the garden year-round.
Summer Camps
2023 CAMP REGISTRATION IS COMING SOON! Find out what we're doing to provide a safe, healthy and fun summer learning experience for your child! Summer Adventure Camps at Lauritzen Gardens provide an exciting and educational environment for children to explore science, nature and art. All-inclusive camps are offered in week-long, full-day formats.
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