Spend the holiday season with us!
Reserve your ticket to holiday cheer here.
Get Daytime tickets Get Bright Night tickets
Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha's Botanical Center
    |    Calendar     |    Visit     |     About     |    Learn     |    Rent     |    Give     |    Join     |    Conservation     |    Antiques Show
About > Lauritzen Gardens Guild
Staff Directory
Board of Directors
Lauritzen Gardens Guild
Join the Guild Online
Media Room
Kenefick Park
Visitor and Education Center
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  Print Page
Lauritzen Gardens Guild

Founded in 1998 with the support of the Loveland Garden Club, the Lauritzen Gardens Guild membership is comprised of enthusiastic civic leaders from Omaha and its surrounding suburbs. The Lauritzen Gardens Guild is a volunteer organization dedicated to the support and growth of Lauritzen Gardens.

The guild is committed to assisting Lauritzen Gardens by broadening its awareness in the community, raising funds for its support and providing services that advance the garden's mission. Money raised through guild events supports educating children to celebrate the bond between people and plants- by engaging them through programs and displays that help to instill a deeper understanding of the need to conserve the earth's biological heritage and by promoting an ethic of environmental stewardship.

You are invited to
join the Guild today.   


Guild Events:  

Deck the Holidays: Lauritzen Gardens Guild Holiday Luncheon
featuring Kiana Underwood of Tulipina
December 7, 2023 | 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate the holiday season and support the garden by attending the Lauritzen Garden's Guild's annual Deck the Holidays luncheon.

$125 per person. Tables of 8. Reserve your seat here! 

Honorary chair: Fatima Basith
Event chairs: Nicole Clifton-Mills, Melissa Steffes, Amy Troshynski

Tis' the season to win great prizes! Support the guild by purchasing a raffle ticket and get the chance to win one of four fabulous and festive prizes. Raffle tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 and may be purchased online or the day of the luncheon. 

Help us GROW educational programs at the garden by becoming a luncheon sponsor. Click here for details. 

Fa-La Fantasy is generously sponsored by: 

Kiewit Corporation

Nicole Clifton-Mills
Frasier Martis Architects
Inroads to Recovery
Pinnacle Bank
TransWood- Debbie and Brian Wood

Pape Family Foundation
Eric Burden and Charlie Sullivan
Centris Federal Credit Union
Moglia Family Foundation
Polina and Bob Schlott
Security National Bank
Melissa and Robb Steffes

Catalyst Public Affairs, Inc.
Addie and Robert Hollingsworth
ONYX Automotive
Suellen and Bill Willett

Cindy and Mogens Bay
Mindy and Bill Geis
Sherrye and Westly Hutcherson

Jill Bydalek
Grace Homes

In-kind support provided by: 

Fatima Basith and Pirzada Sattar
Bianchi Candle Co. 
Nicole Clifton-Mills
Brook and Nick Hudson
Smarty Plants, Inc. 
Sandy and Steve Seim

Previous Guild Projects:

  • KidStructure (2008)
  • Quilts in the Garden (2010-2012)
  • Guild Educational Video- "Discover the Garden"
  • Discovery Bags
  • Garden Festivals and Event Hospitality 
  • Easter Extravaganza support
  • Ghoulish Garden Adventure support
  • Merry & Bright/Bright Nights support
  • Special exhibit support
  • Daffodil Deliveries, Daffodils & Donuts
  • Seasons of Giving Tree

2023 Guild Board: 
Elizabeth Bowman


Melissa Darling

Nicole Clifton-Mills

Vice President of Community & Education             
Amy Woodke

Vice President of Membership 
Megan Monk-McNeal

2023 Spring Fling Event Chairs
Elizabeth Bowman and Amy Woodke

2023 Deck the Holidays Luncheon Chairs
Nicole Clifton-Mills, Melissa Steffes, Amy Troshynski

Jen Mitten

Board Members-at-Large:  

Haley ArmstrongTricia Martis
Tara Arnold Regan Muhs
Alexis BoulosCarla Patton-Ochsner
Shelley Elson-RozaRachel Richards
Diana Failla
Chrissy Sakkas
Sheila FitzgeraldSandy Seim
Janette Garvin
Leigh Shea
Kelly JeffreysMikaela Sibley
Maddie KeelingKelley Stuckey
Chloe KuehnerAmy Troshynski
Maren Lakers
Patti Wild

For questions about the Lauritzen Gardens Guild and its events that support the garden, please contact development associate Sandy Seim at (402) 346-4002, ext. 219 or s.seim@omahabotanicalgardens.org. 






















Copyright © 2023 Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha's Botanical Center

Website created by Web Solutions Omaha
Comodo SSL