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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:  

Send the Gift of Spring: Daffodil Deliveries- NEW! Deliver happiness and the gift of spring to those you love with a hand-delivered bouquet of fresh daffodils and two passes to enjoy more than 450,000 vibrant daffodils along the daffodil walk at Lauritzen Gardens! 15 stems for $50, 30 stems for $100. Orders due by 5 p.m. on March 15, 2021. 

Spring Luncheon and Lecture
- Hosting renowned floral designers from across the country, the spring luncheon is the perfect way to prepare for the arrival of spring. The 2021 luncheon has been cancelled.

Take Me Out to the Garden - NEW EVENT! Join the Lauritzen Gardens Guild on June 10, 2021 for a casual evening of cocktails and Cracker Jack
® to benefit the garden and its educational programs. Details coming soon!

Deck the Holidays: Lauritzen Gardens Guild Holiday Luncheon- Set your sights on a celebration of the winter season and the magic of the holidays 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
  • Bright Nights Support

2021 Guild Board:  
Sarah Harr


Jen Mitten

Nicole Clifton-Mills

Melissa Steffes

Vice President of Community & Education
Troia Schonlau

Vice President of Membership 
Amy Woodke

Vice President of Fundraising

2021 Antiques Show Liaison
Alexis Boulos

2021 Spring Luncheon Chairs
to be announced

2021 Summer Event Chairs
Christie Oberto and Melissa Steffes

2021 Deck the Holidays Luncheon Chairs
Kelly Jeffreys, Gina McDevitt, and Carolyn Sutton

Sarah Maaske

Board Members-at-Large:  

Tara ArnoldMaren Lakers
Mikaela Borecky Regan Mackintosh
Elizabeth BowmanRegan Muhs
Karen BurkleyCara Nesbitt
Karla CasselsCarla Patton-Ochsner
Melissa DarlingKarla Patton
Carmen DeMareLisa Peters
Shelley Elson-RozaPaige Richards
Diana FaillaRachel Richards
Sheila FitzgeraldChrissy Sakkas
Janette Garvin
Leigh Shea
Jackie Hoyt
Kelley Stuckey
Maddie Keeling
Carol Teggart
Taylor Kerschke






















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