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Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m.
  
Wild Mushroom Identification and Hunt
THIS SESSION IS FULL. A second session is scheduled for July 27. Join Chance Brueggemann, Project Biologist for Nebraska Game and Parks and regional mushroom specialist, for an exploration of native fungi. This class is designed for mushroom enthusiasts of all ages. Be prepared for a classroom experience, as well as forest hiking off path. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga, led by Megan Roth, is perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Kolrosing- Woodcarving and Coloring
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. Join Ty Thornock, a green woodworker from Persia, Iowa, for a day-long course to learn the basics of knife skills and woodcarving using locally-sourced wood. This class will focus on kolrosing, an old method of giving fine line surface decoration to wood. Weather permitting, the course will be held in the Lithuanian Sculpture Garden, a fantastic, natural setting. Picture is representative of, but not identical to the course project. $55/$45 members. Pre-registration is required by July 13.

Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. So you have this beautiful new camera and you know how to turn it on. Now what?

Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m.
  
Photography Level 3
In this advanced two-hour class, we will concentrate entirely on photo composition. Following a 30 minute talk about aspects of 2D design, instructor Will Fields will instruct and guide participants through four field exercises designed to cause students to think more about composition before taking photos.

Sunday, July 21 at 10 a.m.
  
Butterfly Walk with Dr. Ted Burk
With a wealth of garden plantings, landscape features, and natural areas, Lauritzen Gardens provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, including more than 50 species of butterflies. Join Dr. Ted Burk to learn which butterflies visit throughout the season, how to attract them to your garden areas, and how to keep them coming back year after year as you sight butterflies and find butterfly "hot spots" in the garden on a guided butterfly walk. $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is requested prior to the tour time.

Sunday, July 21 at noon
  
Bee Spotting Walk
Bee Spotting Walk In these walks, designed for the whole family, explore Lauritzen Gardens with Tony Sandoval, the "Bee Rescuer", to discover different bee species and the plants they prefer. $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is required prior to the tour time.

Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Indigo Dreams
Come learn about the fascinating world of natural fabric dyes. Indigofera tinctorum is an illustrious blue dye that is used all over the world. In this class, participants will learn about the history and chemistry of indigo, build a dye vat, and learn how to produce blue on fabric. Participants will also learn about overdyeing on fabrics made in the previous two classes (or fabric provided), producing a whole rainbow of colors. $49, $39 for members. Pre-registration is required by July 14.

Monday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Under the Sea
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. $55, $45 for members. Pre-registration required by July 15.

Wednesday, July 24 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Trees and Leaves
Session 2 of 2. Trees contribute so much to our lives. Cool off this July with a drawing class dedicated to our shade trees. Learn how trees are classified, and how this applies to illustrating them. Explore ways of recording leaf structure through leaf rubbings, tracings, and sketches. We will finish with a detailed graphite tonal drawing of a leaf. $90, $70 for members. Pre-registration is required by June 26.

Wednesday, July 24 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga with Suzanne Wright
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography | Summer Sunset
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by July 22.

Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Contemporary Design
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. $55, $45 for members. Pre-registration required by July 20.

Saturday, July 27 at 3 p.m.
  
Wild Mushroom Identification and Hunt
Join Chance Brueggemann, Project Biologist for Nebraska Game and Parks and regional mushroom specialist, for an exploration of native fungi. This class is designed for mushroom enthusiasts of all ages. Be prepared for a classroom experience, as well as forest hiking off path. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Sunday, July 28 at noon
  
Bee Spotting Walk
Bee Spotting Walk In these walks, designed for the whole family, explore Lauritzen Gardens with Tony Sandoval, the "Bee Rescuer", to discover different bee species and the plants they prefer. $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is required prior to the tour time.

Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Tinctures: Astralagus and Holy Basil
Learn about the historic use of plants to support health and wellness and explore basic methods of creating herbal tinctures for personal home use. Participants will also take home guides and resources for creating herbal elixirs and tinctures at home. During this class, participants will learn how Astralagus and Holy Basil have been used historically and in modern times to support one's personal health and vitality. Pre-registration is required by July 21.

Wednesday, July 31 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga, led by Megan Roth, is perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

August 1 at 6 p.m.
  
Hanging with Our Gnomies
It's a happy hour exclusively for our gnomeboys and gnomegirls that are over 21! Explore the colorful summer garden without children, participate in our summer-long gnome scavenger hunt, and listen to live music by Tracy Skretta.

Saturday, August 3 at 10 a.m.
  
Butterfly Walk with Dr. Ted Burk
With a wealth of garden plantings, landscape features, and natural areas, Lauritzen Gardens provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, including more than 50 species of butterflies. Join Dr. Ted Burk to learn which butterflies visit throughout the season, how to attract them to your garden areas, and how to keep them coming back year after year as you sight butterflies and find butterfly "hot spots" in the garden on a guided butterfly walk. $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is requested prior to the tour time.

Saturday, August 3 at noon
  
Loco for Cocoa with Tina Tweedy
Join Tina Tweedy of Chocolat Abeille to learn about the history of chocolate, experience chocolates from different growing regions, and taste the impact the percentage of cacao has on flavor. The lesson in chocolate is made complete by seeing the garden's cocoa tree and Tina's cocoa pods. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, August 4 at noon
  
Bees: So You Want To Own A Hive? Should You? Can You?
Tony Sandoval, the "Bee Rescuer", will teach you all about hives and bee keeping in this informative class. $20, $10 for members. Pre-registration is required prior to the class.

Wednesday, August 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Fruit
Session 1 of 3. What exactly is a fruit? Is an eggplant or an acorn a fruit? Join us as we investigate the mysterious and fascinating world of fruits while drawing! Learn how to create an accurate illustration of a fruit in graphite using line techniques and measurements. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by July 31.

Wednesday, August 7 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography | Sun and Shadows
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by August 5.

Saturday, August 10 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. So you have this beautiful new camera and you know how to turn it on. Now what?

Saturday, August 10 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Fun with Foliage
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. $55, $45 for members. Pre-registration required by August 3.

Saturday, August 10 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving with The Weaving Freak- Book Tote
THIS SESSION IS FULL. Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own book tote. All supplies are provided. $50, $40 for members. Pre-registration is required by August 3.

Saturday, August 10 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, August 10 at 3 p.m.
  
Photography Level 3
In this advanced two-hour class, we will concentrate entirely on photo composition. Following a 30 minute talk about aspects of 2D design, instructor Will Fields will instruct and guide participants through four field exercises designed to cause students to think more about composition before taking photos.

Sunday, August 11 at noon
  
Bee Spotting Walk
Bee Spotting Walk In these walks, designed for the whole family, explore Lauritzen Gardens with Tony Sandoval, the "Bee Rescuer", to discover different bee species and the plants they prefer. $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is required prior to the tour time.

Sunday, August 11 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Tinctures: Sumac Berry and Cinnamon Bark
Learn about the historic use of plants to support health and wellness and explore basic methods of creating herbal tinctures for personal home use. Participants will also take home guides and resources for creating herbal elixirs and tinctures at home. During this class, participants will learn how Sumac Berry and Cinnamon Bark have been used historically and in modern times to support one's personal health and vitality. Pre-registration is required by August 4.

Wednesday, August 14 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Food Preservation, Canning, and Freezing
Learn the basics of food preservation in this one-hour educational session with Nancy Urbanek. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Wednesday, August 14 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga, led by Megan Roth, is perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Fruit
Session 2 of 3. What exactly is a fruit? Is an eggplant or an acorn a fruit? Join us as we investigate the mysterious and fascinating world of fruits while drawing! Learn how to create an accurate illustration of a fruit in graphite using line techniques and measurements. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by July 31.

Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Food Preservation, Canning, and Freezing
Learn the basics of food preservation in this one-hour educational session with Nancy Urbanek. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, August 17 at 1 p.m.
  
Seasonal Living: Feeding Mind-Body-Spirit, Summer
In each class participants will explore a creative mind practice for the season, recipes and samples for seasonal eating for a healthy body, and energy bites that go along with the season, then close the workshop with meditative practices. Pre-registration is required by August 10. Please note, this workshop was rescheduled from July 27.

Sunday, August 18 at noon
  
Bee Spotting Walk
Bee Spotting Walk In these walks, designed for the whole family, explore Lauritzen Gardens with Tony Sandoval, the "Bee Rescuer", to discover different bee species and the plants they prefer. $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is required prior to the tour time.

Monday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Veggie-Mania
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. $55, $45 for members. Pre-registration required by August 12.

Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga with Suzanne Wright
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Fruit
Session 3 of 3. What exactly is a fruit? Is an eggplant or an acorn a fruit? Join us as we investigate the mysterious and fascinating world of fruits while drawing! Learn how to create an accurate illustration of a fruit in graphite using line techniques and measurements. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by July 31.

Friday, August 23 at 7 a.m.
  
Inspiration in Iowa Bus Tour
Join us for a day trip to Des Moines, Iowa, to visit Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Reiman Gardens, and the Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden for some wonderful garden inspiration. Visit these gorgeous gardens, bursting with annuals, perennials, and other vibrant plants that you have to see to believe. Cost includes transportation, meals, beverages, and admission to each venue. $120, $100 for members. Pre-registration is required by August 16.

Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  
Singing Insects Twilight Tour
Join Dr. Ted Burk on a guided tour of the garden at twilight, when the insect chorale performance is at its peak. Learn to identify different insects by their song. Includes a tram ride. $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is required in advance of the tour.

Saturday, August 24 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Stop and Smell the Roses
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. $55, $45 for members. Pre-registration required by August 22.

Sunday, August 25 at noon
  
Bee Spotting Walk
Bee Spotting Walk In these walks, designed for the whole family, explore Lauritzen Gardens with Tony Sandoval, the "Bee Rescuer", to discover different bee species and the plants they prefer. $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is required prior to the tour time.

Sunday, August 25 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Tinctures: Elderflower and Elderberry
Learn about the historic use of plants to support health and wellness and explore basic methods of creating herbal tinctures for personal home use. Participants will also take home guides and resources for creating herbal elixirs and tinctures at home. During this class, participants will learn how Elderflower and Elderberry have been used historically and in modern times to support one's personal health and vitality. Pre-registration is required by August 18.

Sunday, August 25 at noon
  
Terrariums with Ticia
If you enjoy the plant collection in the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory, you'll enjoy learning the basics of houseplant, cacti, and succulent care with Ticia Loza, conservatory gardener and lover of houseplants. In this session, create your own indoor garden in a 2-gallon apothecary jar. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by August 18.

Wednesday, August 28 at 6 p.m
  
Yoga For Beginners
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga, led by Megan Roth, is perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, September 4 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Flowers
Session 1 of 4. Walk through a garden and you are likely to see many flower forms. Differences in shape, size, and color are just a few of the reasons we love them! Learn how to create an accurate flower illustration in graphite using line techniques and measurements. Students can go on to create a page of flower forms to beautifully showcase the variety found in nature. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by August 28.

Friday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  
Wine and Roses Twilight Tour
Join a trained docent on a tour of the Robert H. Storz Family Rose Garden and learn about different types of roses, what care they need, and what works well here in Omaha. Ask questions and enjoy the more than 2,000 plants that make their home in the garden. This tour could be your prelude to a wonderfully romantic date or an evening out with friends. A tram ride and one glass of wine are included. $25, $15 for members. Pre-registration is required in advance of the tour. Must be 21 to attend.

Saturday, September 7 at 9:30 p.m.
  
Night Skies at Lauritzen Gardens: Cool Night Between First Quarter and Full Moon
Join the Omaha Astronomical Society for a series of outdoor viewing parties. Participants can observe faint deep-sky objects, planets, and the moon in the darkness of the garden. In this session, participants will take the tram out to the middle of the garden to view the sky under the light of the moon. Participants should bring a flashlight. $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is required by September 6.

Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Printing with Plants
Come learn about the fascinating world of natural fabric dyes and quilted fabric techniques. Classes from June-November may be taken individually or as a series. In this session, participants will take a leisurely hike around the garden and collect fallen plant material to bundle up and steam into a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork. $49, $39 for members. Pre-registration is required by September 1.

Wednesday, September 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga, led by Megan Roth, is perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Flowers
Session 2 of 4. Walk through a garden and you are likely to see many flower forms. Differences in shape, size, and color are just a few of the reasons we love them! Learn how to create an accurate flower illustration in graphite using line techniques and measurements. Students can go on to create a page of flower forms to beautifully showcase the variety found in nature. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by August 28.

Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Going With The Flow
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. $55, $45 for members. Pre-registration required by September 7.

Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m.
  
Monarch Walk with Dr. Ted Burk and Joanne Langabee
Since butterfly counters in Mexico are seeing 150% more Monarch butterflies this year than last year, we should be seeing higher numbers of Monarchs in the garden this fall. Bring your family for a short classroom presentation, followed by a leisurely guided walk through the garden to spot and count Monarch butterflies. $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is required prior to the tour time.

Saturday, September 14 at noon
  
Fall/Autumn Wooden Door Hanger
Make your own door hanger to spruce up your porch for fall or to give as a gift. You will receive all of the necessary painting supplies, along with a talented instructor from Art with Amanda to take you step-by-step through the painting process. No artistic or painting experience is required.

Wednesday, September 18 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga with Suzanne Wright
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Monday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Lilies and Lace
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. $55, $45 for members. Pre-registration required by September 16.

Wednesday, September 25 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga, led by Megan Roth, is perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Flowers
Session 3 of 4. Walk through a garden and you are likely to see many flower forms. Differences in shape, size, and color are just a few of the reasons we love them! Learn how to create an accurate flower illustration in graphite using line techniques and measurements. Students can go on to create a page of flower forms to beautifully showcase the variety found in nature. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by August 28.

Wednesday, September 25 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography | Blooms Galore
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by September 23.

Friday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Conservation Discovery Garden Twilight Tour
Join the garden's director of conservation Jim Locklear to discover the native species grown in the conservation discovery garden and learn about the efforts of the conservation programs at Lauritzen Gardens. Includes a tram ride. $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is required in advance of the tour.

Saturday, September 28 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. So you have this beautiful new camera and you know how to turn it on. Now what?

Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Autumn Wreath
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. $55, $45 for members. Pre-registration required by September 21.

Saturday, September 28 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving with The Weaving Freak- Halloween Door Basket
Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own Halloween-themed door basket. All supplies are provided. $50, $40 for members. Pre-registration is required by September 21.

Saturday, September 28 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, September 28 at 1 p.m.
  
Shinrin-Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing with Julie McKeone
Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Immerse yourself in nature on this 2.5 hour session with Julie McKeone and deepen your relationship with the natural world while boosting immune strength, reducing stress, and improving cognitive functioning. Cost for this session is $15 and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, September 28 at 3 p.m.
  
Photography Level 3
In this advanced two-hour class, we will concentrate entirely on photo composition. Following a 30 minute talk about aspects of 2D design, instructor Will Fields will instruct and guide participants through four field exercises designed to cause students to think more about composition before taking photos.

Sunday, September 29 at 1 p.m.
  
Special Workshop: Prairie Plants in Graphite and Colored Pencil
Explore the world of prairie natives in this workshop. Use a magnifying glass to unlock the secrets of grasses. Enhance your understanding of these critically important plants and their relationships, as we learn the basics of working with colored pencils and graphite. Learn to layer color, blend, and create detail and texture. $120, $85 for members. Pre-registration is required by September 27.

Sunday, September 29 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Tinctures: Ground Ivy and Echinacea Root
Learn about the historic use of plants to support health and wellness and explore basic methods of creating herbal tinctures for personal home use. Participants will also take home guides and resources for creating herbal elixirs and tinctures at home. During this class, participants will learn how Ground Ivy and Echinacea Root have been used historically and in modern times to support one's personal health and vitality. Pre-registration is required by September 22.

Wednesday, October 2 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Flowers
Session 4 of 4. Walk through a garden and you are likely to see many flower forms. Differences in shape, size, and color are just a few of the reasons we love them! Learn how to create an accurate flower illustration in graphite using line techniques and measurements. Students can go on to create a page of flower forms to beautifully showcase the variety found in nature. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by August 28.

Saturday, October 5 at 10 a.m.
  
Introduction to Bonsai Workshop with Max Miller
If you are new to bonsai or want to get started, this workshop is for you. Each participant will receive a plant specimen, a suitable pot with soil, and a two-hour workshop, led by recognized bonsai artist Max Miller, designed to give you the basic skills needed to create and care for your own bonsai.

Sunday, October 6 at 10 a.m.
  
Introduction to Bonsai Workshop with Max Miller
If you are new to bonsai or want to get started, this workshop is for you. Each participant will receive a plant specimen, a suitable pot with soil, and a two-hour workshop, led by recognized bonsai artist Max Miller, designed to give you the basic skills needed to create and care for your own bonsai.

Wednesday, October 9 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga, led by Megan Roth, is perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Illustration: Fall Leaves
Session 1 of 3. Capture the beauty of fall leaves with graphite and colored pencil. Basics of layering colors, creating shadows and highlights will be explored. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by October 2.

Saturday, October 12 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Graceful Grasses
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. $55, $45 for members. Pre-registration required by October 5.

Saturday, October 12 at 2 p.m.
  
Learn + Plan + Plant: Fall- Bulbs for the Spring
Learn how to put together specific gardens from horticulture professionals and experienced gardeners. Participants will take home a kit of plants to establish their own gardens. Held in conjunction with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. $150/$120 members. Pre-registration is required by September 12.

Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Tinctures: Violet and Nettles
Learn about the historic use of plants to support health and wellness and explore basic methods of creating herbal tinctures for personal home use. Participants will also take home guides and resources for creating herbal elixirs and tinctures at home. During this class, participants will learn how Violet and Nettles have been used historically and in modern times to support one's personal health and vitality. Pre-registration required by October 6.

Wednesday, October 16 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Indoor Plants
One-hour educational session. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Wednesday, October 16 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga with Suzanne Wright
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, October 19 at 1 p.m.
  
Seasonal Living: Feeding Mind-Body-Spirit, Fall
Healthy Lifestyle Coach Alicia Victora will take you through a series of healthy lifestyle practices to help live in sync with the seasons. In each class participants will explore a creative mind practice for the season, recipes and samples for seasonal eating for a healthy body, and energy bites that go along with the season, then close the workshop with meditative practices. Pre-registration is required by October 12.

Saturday, October 19 at 1 p.m.
  
Shinrin-Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing with Julie McKeone
Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Immerse yourself in nature on this 2.5 hour session with Julie McKeone and deepen your relationship with the natural world while boosting immune strength, reducing stress, and improving cognitive functioning. Cost for this session is $15 and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, October 23 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga, led by Megan Roth, is perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, October 26 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. So you have this beautiful new camera and you know how to turn it on. Now what?

Saturday, October 26 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, October 26 at 3 p.m.
  
Photography Level 3
In this advanced two-hour class, we will concentrate entirely on photo composition. Following a 30 minute talk about aspects of 2D design, instructor Will Fields will instruct and guide participants through four field exercises designed to cause students to think more about composition before taking photos.

Wednesday, October 30 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography | Fall Colors Burst
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by October 28.

Wednesday, October 30 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga, led by Megan Roth, is perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, November 2 at 1 p.m.
  
Shinrin-Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing with Julie McKeone
Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Immerse yourself in nature on this 2.5 hour session with Julie McKeone and deepen your relationship with the natural world while boosting immune strength, reducing stress, and improving cognitive functioning. Cost for this session is $15 and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, November 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography | Crisp Evenings
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by November 11.

Saturday, November 16 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. So you have this beautiful new camera and you know how to turn it on. Now what?

Saturday, November 16 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, November 16 at 3 p.m.
  
Photography Level 3
In this advanced two-hour class, we will concentrate entirely on photo composition. Following a 30 minute talk about aspects of 2D design, instructor Will Fields will instruct and guide participants through four field exercises designed to cause students to think more about composition before taking photos. Field exercises are followed up with constructive feedback. Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by November 14.

Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Tinctures: Holiday Home- Scents of the Season
Learn about the historic use of plants to support health and wellness and explore basic methods of creating herbal tinctures for personal home use. Participants will also take home guides and resources for creating seasonal herbal elixirs and tinctures at home. Pre-registration is required by November 10.

Saturday, November 23
  
Seasonal Living: Feeding Mind-Body-Spirit, Winter
Healthy Lifestyle Coach Alicia Victora will take you through a series of healthy lifestyle practices to help live in sync with the seasons. In each class participants will explore a creative mind practice for the season, recipes and samples for seasonal eating for a healthy body, and energy bites that go along with the season, then close the workshop with meditative practices. Pre-registration is required by November 16.

Tuesday, December 3 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Illustration: Evergreens and Cones for the Season
SESSION ONE OF FOUR: December 3, 5, 10, and 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the mathematics behind drawing cones and the beauty of evergreens. Add interest to holiday cards and increase your drawing potential. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $35 for garden members, $45 for non-members. Materials needed: mechanical or HB pencil, starter set of artist's quality colored pencils.

Thursday, December 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Illustration: Evergreens and Cones for the Season
SESSION TWO OF FOUR: December 3, 5, 10, and 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the mathematics behind drawing cones and the beauty of evergreens. Add interest to holiday cards and increase your drawing potential. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $35 for garden members, $45 for non-members. Materials needed: mechanical or HB pencil, starter set of artist's quality colored pencils.

Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Tinctures: Holiday Home- Scents of the Season
Learn about the historic use of plants to support health and wellness and explore basic methods of creating herbal tinctures for personal home use. Participants will also take home guides and resources for creating seasonal herbal elixirs and tinctures at home. Pre-registration is required by December 1.

Tuesday, December 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Illustration: Evergreens and Cones for the Season
SESSION THREE OF FOUR: December 3, 5, 10, and 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the mathematics behind drawing cones and the beauty of evergreens. Add interest to holiday cards and increase your drawing potential. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $35 for garden members, $45 for non-members. Materials needed: mechanical or HB pencil, starter set of artist's quality colored pencils.

Wednesday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography | Colorful Poinsettias
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 9.

Thursday, December 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Illustration: Evergreens and Cones for the Season
SESSION FOUR OF FOUR: December 3, 5, 10, and 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the mathematics behind drawing cones and the beauty of evergreens. Add interest to holiday cards and increase your drawing potential. No prior drawing experience is necessary. $35 for garden members, $45 for non-members. Materials needed: mechanical or HB pencil, starter set of artist's quality colored pencils.

Saturday, December 14 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. So you have this beautiful new camera and you know how to turn it on. Now what?

Saturday, December 14 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m.
  
Winter Garden Wonderland Tour
Many people say "What is there to see in a garden in winter?" Our answer is "Plenty!" Come see winter points of interest in this garden tour. Dress for the weather and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa before we venture out into the garden. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested.

Saturday, December 14 at 3 p.m.
  
Photography Level 3
In this advanced two-hour class, we will concentrate entirely on photo composition. Following a 30 minute talk about aspects of 2D design, instructor Will Fields will instruct and guide participants through four field exercises designed to cause students to think more about composition before taking photos. Field exercises are followed up with constructive feedback. Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 12.

Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Holiday Dye Party Surprise
Ashton Page will be taking the best of what he has taught this summer and fall and developing a great fabric dyeing class that you won't want to miss. Come experience the beauty of naturally dyed fabrics, even if you've never attended a class. Pre-registration is required by December 8.
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