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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:  

Take Me Out to the Garden | June 9, 2022
Join the Lauritzen Gardens Guild for a casual summer gathering
 to benefit the garden and its educational programs. Details coming soon!

Seasons of Giving Tree | November 18, 2022 through January 2, 2023
Add an ornament tag to the Seasons of Giving Tree to honor or remember a special person. Proceeds support holiday children's events at the garden. 

Deck the Holidays: Lauritzen Gardens Guild Holiday Luncheon- Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the guild's annual holiday luncheon. 

Guild Member Events 

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
  • Seasons of Giving Tree

2022 Guild Board:  
Jen Mitten


Elizabeth Bowman

Carmen DeMare

Vice President of Community & Education
Troia Schonlau

Vice President of Membership 
Amy Woodke

Vice President of Fundraising

2022 Antiques Show Liaison

2022 Summer Event Chairs
To Be Announced

2021 Deck the Holidays Luncheon Chairs
Melissa Darling, Maddie Keeling, Maren Lakers, and Chrissy Sakkas

Sarah Harr

Board Members-at-Large:  

Tara ArnoldMaren Lakers
Mikaela Borecky Regan Mackintosh
Elizabeth BowmanMegan Monk-McNeal
Karen BurkleyRegan Muhs 
Melissa Darling
Carla Patton-Ochsner
Lia DiamantisKarla Patton
Shelley Elson-Roza
Paige Richards
Diana FaillaRachel Richards
Sheila FitzgeraldChrissy Sakkas
Janette GarvinLeigh Shea
Jackie Hoyt
Kelley Stuckey
Maddie Keeling
Carol Teggart
Taylor Kerschke
Amy Troshynski






















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