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Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
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.

Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m.
  
The Great Paleo Panel
For those who can't get enough of dinosaurs (and who can?), Lauritzen Gardens will be hosting an evening with distinguished scientists working in various aspects of paleontology, the study of fossil animals and plants. This panel will feature paleobotanist Dr. Mackenzie Taylor, vertebrate paleontologist Dr. George Engelmann, paleoecologist Dr. Karen Chin, and paleobotanist Dr. Garland (Gary) Upchurch, who will discuss their respective work in paleontology and conduct an interactive Q&A session with attendees. $15, $10 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, March 30 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Woodcrafts for the Home
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, and create practical woodcrafts for the home. Weather permitting, the course will be held in the Lithuanian Sculpture Garden, a fantastic, natural setting. $55/$45 members. Pre-registration is required by March 23.

Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Tulip Time
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops instructed by Sara Boling. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by March 23.

April 2 through October 29
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members. Presented by Immanuel Communities. Join us for the walking club kick-off on April 2 at 8:30 a.m. with special guest Jennifer Knecht, VP of Marketing for Immanuel.

Wednesday, April 3 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, April 3 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography Workshop: Showers and Gray Light
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 April 1.

Saturday, April 6 at noon
  
Easter/Spring Wooden Door Hanger
Make your own door hanger to spruce up your porch for spring or Easter, 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.

Saturday, April 6 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields. Pre-registration is required by April 4.

Saturday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Spring Flowers Basket
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. 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 a spring flowers basket, with ceramic flowers added to the finished work. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by March 30.

Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields. Pre-registration is required by April 4.

Saturday, April 6 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 3
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. Designed for advanced amateur photographers. Pre-registration is required by April 4.

Friday, April 12 at 8:30 p.m.
  
Night Skies at Lauritzen Gardens: First Quarter 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 first quarter moon. Participants should bring a flashlight. $5 for members, $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by April 11.

Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Easter Blooms
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops instructed by Sara Boling. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by April 6.

Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.
  
Bird Watching and ID Hike
Avid birder Rick Schmid will present a bird watching and identification program, followed by an hour-long hike in the garden. Pre-registration is required by April 12.

Saturday, April 13 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 3 hour session with Julie McKeone. Cost for this introductory session $20, $15 for garden members. Pre-registration is required by April 12.

Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
  
Painting with Pinot’s Palette: Beautiful Brontos
Take a step back through time, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, in this misty landscape. Paint these beautiful brontosauri, customize your own prehistoric masterpiece, and enjoy liquor-infused desserts by Carried Away Confections. Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through the featured paintings. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by April 7.

Monday, April 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Bee-Smart: Cuckoo Bees
Tony Sandoval of Bee Smart Education will teach you all about bees. Each class covers basic identification, specific habitat information, and fun "trivia" about particular bees. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Raptors
What makes a raptor a raptor? Come find out about these birds and how they might be related to dinosaurs in this one-hour educational session. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
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.

Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Raptors
What makes a raptor a raptor? Come find out about these birds and how they might be related to dinosaurs in this one-hour educational session. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Friday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Spring Ephemerals Twilight Tour
Join a trained docent as early spring emerges in the form of ephemerals, bulbs, hellebores, and peonies. Includes a tram ride. Registration is required to ensure the proper docent to participant ratio. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Pretty Pastels
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops instructed by Sara Boling. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by April 15.

Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m.
  
Adult Field Trip: Fossils and Flora in the State Capital
It's a BIG day, packed with fossils, fauna, and fun. Explore Morrill Hall's world famous collection of ancient elephants and see spectacular fossil rhinos, camels, and horses that once lived in Nebraska. Travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds in the planetarium show Dinosaurs at Dusk. Then enjoy the beauty of Lincoln's Sunken Gardens in its spring glory. Trip includes bus transportation, boxed lunch, entrance to Morrill Hall, planetarium show, and a guided tour of Sunken Gardens. Pre-registration is required by April 17. $55, $45 for garden members.

Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: May Day Baskets
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by April 20.

Saturday, April 27 at noon
  
Mother's Day Door Hanger
Make your own door hanger to spruce up your porch for spring 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 to participate.

Monday, April 29, 6 p.m.
  
Plein Air Watercolor in the Gardens
Session 1 of 4. Through instruction from Cody Wheelock, participants will learn the basics of watercolor and will combine practice in the studio and plein air experiences within the picturesque settings of Lauritzen Gardens. Pre-registration required by April 22.

Wednesday, May 1 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.

Saturday, May 4 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Patriotic Wall/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 a long basket that will look wonderful on the wall or door for Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day! All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required by April 27.

Monday, May 6, 6 p.m.
  
Plein Air Watercolor in the Gardens
Session 2 of 4. Through instruction from Cody Wheelock, participants will learn the basics of watercolor and will combine practice in the studio and plein air experiences within the picturesque settings of Lauritzen Gardens. Pre-registration required by April 22.

Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Leaves
Session 1 of 3. Join us as we investigate the incredible world of leaf forms with our pencils! No prior drawing experience is necessary. Learn how to create accurate leaf illustrations in graphite using line techniques and measurements. Students can go on to create a page of different leaf forms to beautifully showcase the variety found in nature. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by May 1.

Friday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Spring Flowering Walk Twilight Tour
Join a trained docent to view the spring flowering walk, which includes our magnificent flowering crabapples, peonies, lilacs, and other spring bloomers. as early spring emerges in the form of ephemerals, bulbs, hellebores, and peonies. Includes a tram ride. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields. Pre-registration is required by May 9.

Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m.
  
Warbler Walk
Located in the riverfront hills near downtown Omaha, Lauritzen Gardens hosts a surprising diversity of bird life. The list of 143 species sighted at the garden includes 23 different warblers, beautiful little birds that migrate up the Missouri River in spring. In celebration of Nebraska Migratory Bird Month in May, director of conservation Jim Locklear will lead a walking tour of Lauritzen Gardens that will highlight the natural history of these captivating travelers. Cost is $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields. Pre-registration is required by May 9.

Saturday, May 11 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 3
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. Designed for advanced amateur photographers. Pre-registration is required by May 9.

Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Mother's Day
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by May 4.

Monday, May 13, 6 p.m.
  
Plein Air Watercolor in the Gardens
Session 3 of 4. Through instruction from Cody Wheelock, participants will learn the basics of watercolor and will combine practice in the studio and plein air experiences within the picturesque settings of Lauritzen Gardens. Pre-registration required by April 22.

Wednesday, May 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
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, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Leaves
Session 2 of 3. Join us as we investigate the incredible world of leaf forms with our pencils! No prior drawing experience is necessary. Learn how to create accurate leaf illustrations in graphite using line techniques and measurements. Students can go on to create a page of different leaf forms to beautifully showcase the variety found in nature. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by May 1.

Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography Workshop: Spring Colors at Twilight
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 May 13.

Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Scandinavian Spoon Carving
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, and create a beautiful and functional Scandinavian spoon. 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 May 13.

Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m.
  
Bird Banding Program with Rick Schmid
Expert bird bander, Rick Schmid, will highlight the steps and process of bird banding as well as answer questions on bird conservation at this birding program during Nebraska Bird Month. Program will be held in the Arboretum and Oberman Bird Sanctuary. Pre-registration is requested by May 17.

Saturday, May 18 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.

Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.
  
Learn + Plan + Plant: Spring- Herb Garden Kit
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 April 18.

Monday, May 20, 6 p.m.
  
Plein Air Watercolor in the Gardens
Session 4 of 4. Through instruction from Cody Wheelock, participants will learn the basics of watercolor and will combine practice in the studio and plein air experiences within the picturesque settings of Lauritzen Gardens. Pre-registration required by April 22.

Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Low, Lush and Lovely
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by May 13.

Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Leaves
Session 3 of 3. Join us as we investigate the incredible world of leaf forms with our pencils! No prior drawing experience is necessary. Learn how to create accurate leaf illustrations in graphite using line techniques and measurements. Students can go on to create a page of different leaf forms to beautifully showcase the variety found in nature. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by May 1.

Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Bridal Bouquet Designs
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by May 18.

Saturday, May 25 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 3 hour session with Julie McKeone. Cost for this introductory session $20, $15 for garden members. Pre-registration is required by May 24.

Wednesday, May 29 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Lawn and Turf Care
Get solid advice from John Fech to get the green, lush carpet you've been hoping for. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Lawn and Turf Care
Get solid advice from John Fech to get the green, lush carpet you've been hoping for. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Sunday, June 2 at noon
  
Basics of Bee Spotting, ID, Attracting and Documenting
From the basics of bee spotting to the history of beekeeping, Tony Sandoval, the "Bee Rescuer", will teach you all about bees in this informative class. $20, $10 for members. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m.
  
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 May 26.

Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Madder Matters
Come learn about the fascinating world of natural fabric dyes. In this session, learn about the history and chemistry of Rubia tinctorum, one of the most variable natural dyes. Participants will build a dye bath and soak some fabrics to produce oranges, reds, and rusts on pieces to take home. All supplies are provided. $49, $39 for members. Pre-registration is required by May 26.

Wednesday, June 5 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, June 5 at 6:30 p.m.
  
From Seed to Fruit: Keeping an Illustrated Journal of the Natural World
Session 1 of 3. Keeping an illustrated journal is a great way to relax outdoors, enjoy being in the moment, and keep some important records for yourself or for a citizen science project. In this class, we will look at the joys and challenges of working outside, strategies for regular sketching and writing, suggestions for materials, and how to get started. Each participant will begin an illustrated journal of their own. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by May 29.

Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields. Pre-registration is required by June 6.

Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Summer Succulents
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by June 1.

Saturday, June 8 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields. Pre-registration is required by June 6.

Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 3
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. Designed for advanced amateur photographers. Pre-registration is required by June 6.

Sunday, June 9 at 11 a.m.
  
Rose Garden Tour
Join senior gardener Buffie Elder on a tour of the Robert H. Storz Family Rose Garden and learn about different types of roses (including hybrid tea, floribunda, grandiflora, and shrub 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 homes in the garden. Following the tour, stop by the Omaha Rose Society's annual Rose Day and Show, on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $15, $5 for members. Pre-registration is required in advance of the tour.

Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Tinctures: Rose and Marshmallow 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 Rose and Marshmallow Root have been used historically and in modern times to support one's personal health and vitality. Pre-registration is required by June 2.

Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.
  
From Seed to Fruit: Keeping an Illustrated Journal of the Natural World
Session 2 of 3. Keeping an illustrated journal is a great way to relax outdoors, enjoy being in the moment, and keep some important records for yourself or for a citizen science project. In this class, we will look at the joys and challenges of working outside, strategies for regular sketching and writing, suggestions for materials, and how to get started. Each participant will begin an illustrated journal of their own. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by May 29

Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Container Gardening
Join Kathleen Cue to learn how you can have a garden even if you only have a patio or balcony. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, June 15 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 3 hour session with Julie McKeone. Cost for this introductory session $20, $15 for garden members. Pre-registration is required by June 14.

Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m.
  
Learn + Plan + Plant: Summer- Native Grasses and Pollinators in the Landscape
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 May 15.

Monday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Citrus Summer Designs
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by June 10.

Wednesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
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, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.
  
From Seed to Fruit: Keeping an Illustrated Journal of the Natural World
Session 3 of 3. Keeping an illustrated journal is a great way to relax outdoors, enjoy being in the moment, and keep some important records for yourself or for a citizen science project. In this class, we will look at the joys and challenges of working outside, strategies for regular sketching and writing, suggestions for materials, and how to get started. Each participant will begin an illustrated journal of their own. $45, $35 for members. Pre-registration is required by May 29.

Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photograpy Workshop: Sunset and Twilight
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 June 17.

Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Tropical and Modern
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops instructed by Sara Boling. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by June 15.

Saturday, June 22 at noon
  
Independence Day Wooden Door Hanger
Make your own door hanger to spruce up your porch for summer 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.

Sunday, June 23 at noon
  
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, June 23 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Tinctures: Peppermint and Slippery Elm 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 Peppermint and Slippery Elm Bark have been used historically and in modern times to support one's personal health and vitality. Pre-registration required by June 16.

Saturday, June 29 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, June 29 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving with The Weaving Freak- Come To My Garden
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 basket. All supplies are provided. $50, $40 for members. Pre-registration is required by June 22.

Sunday, June 30 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, June 30 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Marigold Mornings
Come learn about the fascinating world of natural fabric dyes. In this session, learn about a magical yellow dye that probably already grows in your garden at home, the marigold, or other plants from the genus Tagetes. Participants will learn the basics of using yellow dyes, build a dye bath together, and soak fabrics to produce a range of golds, yellows, and oranges. All supplies are provided. $49, $39 for members. Pre-registration is required by June 23.

Wednesday, July 3 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Trees and Leaves
Session 1 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.

Saturday, July 6 at 9:30 p.m.
  
Night Skies at Lauritzen Gardens: Summer Night Between New and First Quarter 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 July 5.

Sunday, July 7 at noon
  
Bee Keeping History and Mythology of Bees
Learn the history and mythology of bees from bee hunting to bee keeping from Tony Sandoval, the "Bee Rescuer", in this informative class. $20, $10 for members. Pre-registration is required prior to the class.

Sunday, July 7, 2 p.m.
  
Cultivate a Cacti Garden
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, learn the basics of cacti care and maintenance and create your own cacti garden to take home. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by June 30.

Sunday, July 7, 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Tinctures: Calendula and Burdock 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 Calendula and Burdock Root have been used historically and in modern times to support one's personal health and vitality. Pre-registration required by June 30.

Wednesday, July 10 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.

Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Rustic Wildflowers
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 6.

Wednesday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Bee Hotels for Solitary Bees
One-hour educational session with Dr. Jody Green. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Bee Hotels for Solitary Bees
One-hour educational session with Dr. Jody Green. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Kolrosing- Woodcarving and Coloring
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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 6:30 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.

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.

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 6:30 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 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Pests- Good, Bad, and Ugly
Dr. Jonathan Larson, entomologist with the Douglas/Sarpy County Extension will talk about good bugs, bad bugs, and just plain ugly bugs, as well as what to do about them. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

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.

Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Pests- Good, Bad, and Ugly
Dr. Jonathan Larson, entomologist with the Douglas/Sarpy County Extension will talk about good bugs, bad bugs, and just plain ugly bugs, as well as what to do about them. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

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 6:30 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.

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 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.

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 6:30 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.
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