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Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Drawing Flowers
SOLD OUT! TWO SESSIONS- Meets March 5 and 6. This is a repeating class with different beautiful flowers to draw each session. We'll draw the flowers and learn more about their floral families. Drawings from each class can be put together in a sketchbook that becomes a colorful record of different plant families. Feel free to jump in at any session! $65, $55 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Book Club: Murder Most Florid by Dr. Mark Spencer
SOLD OUT! THREE SESSIONS- Dr. Mark Spencer is a forensic botanist - in other words, he helps police with cases where plants can unlock clues to solve crimes. Murder Most Florid is an enthralling, first-person account that follows Mark's unconventional and unique career, one that takes him to woodlands, wasteland and roadsides, as well as police labs, to examine the botanical evidence of serious crimes. Meets March 7 and 28 and April 25. $45, $35 for garden members.

Thursday, March 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  
Watercolor Painting: YUPO
THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT! Explore mixed media techniques on the unique surface of YUPO paper. YUPO is a thin synthetic paper that is nonabsorbent and can be used to capture loose, striking textures and colors. Dive into a world beyond your palette by experimenting with liquid watercolors, and ink to create unique, spontaneous paintings. $55, $45 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Friday, March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Charcuterie
THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT! Welcome to Boarding School! Join Sandy Vacanti of Artisan Boards of Omaha for a charcuterie class, where you'll learn how to create and design your own board to take home (one board per 2 registered people). A custom board will be provided to sample from during the event. $100, $85 for garden members (2 people per registration).

Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to noon
  
Phone Photography Workshop
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT! They say the best camera is the one in your hand– your phone! In this class you will learn how to take beautiful pictures with your smartphone. Led by Michele Zephier, you will learn how to focus, compose, and expose images correctly. You will learn about the different adjustment options, how to use filters, and how to take fun, creative images with fresh perspectives. $30, $25 for garden members.

Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography: Introduction to Portrait Photography
In this introductory class you will learn how to create stunning portraits in the gardens! Learn the most important rules of portrait photography: posing, lighting, focusing, and framing your subjects for beautiful results. Learn how to use portrait lenses and how to incorporate the tiniest details like catchlights using reflectors and natural light. $30, $25 for garden members.

Monday, March 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Abstract Nature Drawing with Pastels
Join instructor Erin Blayney to learn how to draw various plant forms with the vibrant colors of pastels! Draw from living plants, learn pastel techniques, and discover how to add abstract elements to your work. Each class offers the option of making a variety of drawings using different plants and experimentation is encouraged. All materials provided. $45, $35 for garden members.

Thursday, March 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Relief Printmaking with Josie Langbehn
Learn the basics of printmaking in a fun and inspiring environment. In this hands-on workshop, students will be creating prints using relief and monotype methods of printmaking. All materials provided. Absolutely no experience is necessary! $45, $35 for garden members.

Friday, March 15 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Charcuterie
THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT. Welcome to Boarding School! Join Sandy Vacanti of Artisan Boards of Omaha for a charcuterie class, where you'll learn how to create and design your own board to take home (one board per 2 registered people). A custom board will be provided to sample from during the event. $100, $85 for garden members (2 people per registration).

Saturday, March 16 from noon to 4 p.m.
  
Needle Felting: Zipper Butterfly
Join Rhonda Berman of Zipply Art to create an art piece adding a new twist to needle felting. In each class, students will learn also how to prepare a zipper, apply a pattern, embellishment tips and finishing options. $40, $30 for garden members.

Saturday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Build Your Own Moss Terrarium Workshop
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT! Bring a little nature into your life and tap into your creativity by making a moss terrarium with Moss Hunters. They handpick moss, shells, and rocks for their terrariums, and would love to show you all how to make them too! All materials are provided, just bring yourself and any friends that are ready to learn and have a good time while doing it! $55, $45 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, March 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Sound Bathing with Shrader Healing
Join Ellie and Matthew Shrader for an evening of sound bathing, a meditative experience where attendees are "bathed" in sound waves. These waves are produced by a variety of means, including healing instruments such as gongs, himalayan singing bowls, percussion, chimes, , shruti boxes, and more. Participants report feeling more relaxed, with improved sleep and overall sense of wellbeing. Pre-registration is required. $45, $35 for garden members.

Monday, March 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: The Strength of Pink
In March, we recognize International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. In celebration, participants in this class will create an arrangement themed to honor that iconic lady from Malibu who had a lifetime of fun and careers. This fresh arrangement will fit right into your dream house. Pre-registration is required one week before the workshop. $65, $55 for garden members.

Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Keeping an Illustrated Garden Journal- Spring
TWO SESSIONS. March 19 and 20. Learn to make a paper journal as a record of your garden or as an observation of the natural world around you. In this workshop, you'll be invited to slow down, tune in to the experience of the garden, and sketch to relax. Each class will make their paper journals, learn the technique to make more at home, and fill their journals with beautiful illustrations and foraged nature. Pre-registration is required. $65, $55 for garden members.

Thursday, March 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Mounted Orchids Workshop
Step into the enchanting world of botanical artistry at an orchid mounting workshop, where we invite you to explore the symbiosis between orchids and cork bark. Join us for a serene and insightful experience, led by with Nodest Home Plants, as we delve into the meticulous process of elevating orchids through the ancient technique of mounting on cork bark. $85, $75 for garden members.

Thursday, March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Botanical Gelli-Print Painting with Ariel Shearer
Join us to capture the delicate details of leaves and flowers through Gelli printing. In this art form, creators layers acrylic paint on a flexible plate using organic materials to make interesting shapes and textures. Each student will learn Gelli printing techniques and make 3-5 prints of their own design to take home. $35, $25 for garden members.

Thursday, March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  
Textile Art: Give it a Whorl
This introductory spinning class with Sydney Sehi will help you go from fluff to stuff! Learn about different types of supported and suspended (drop) spindles and learn the ancient practice of creating yarn. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic vocabulary, try different techniques and learn the science behind the fiber magic! $55, $45 for garden members.

Tuesday, April 2 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Walk your way to good health on Tuesday mornings by exploring more than 1.5 miles of trails. Walking in nature will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body, and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday through October 29. No reservations are required. Drop in and bring your membership card and photo ID!

Tuesday, April 2 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga
Created to soothe the nervous system, this class is gentle on the body yet dynamic in cultivating inner peace. Led by Jen Guerrero, the series will include standing and seated postures for strength & balance, but will be plank-free with minimal time on the knees & easy on the joints. No yoga experience needed. $15, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, April 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  
Paleobotany Conservatory Tour
Take a guided stroll through botanical time! On this tour, Dr. Mackenzie Taylor will lead participants on a walking tour of the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory and explore plant life of the past and present. See examples of several major plant groups, including ferns and cycads, and learn about their biology and history. Learn how ancient plants may have interacted with prehistoric animals and why plants have been so successful throughout Earth’s history. Pre-registration is required. $20, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, April 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  
Basics of Watercolor Painting
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. Explore the world of watercolor with Sydney Sehi, and learn basic techniques to create beautiful and colorful works of art. This course will focus on the fundamentals of watercolor painting, including techniques, materials, tools, color, value, and rendering in watercolor. No experience is necessary! All supplies are provided. $55, $45 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, April 6 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  
Papermaking: Plant to Paper, Grown & Gathered Fibers
Join Chelsea Herman to explore hand papermaking with grown and gathered plant fibers from the garden and beyond. In this class you will learn which plants are suitable for making paper and how to process plants for papermaking at home. Form sheets of paper to take home with you. $40, $30 for garden members.

Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon
  
Phone Photography 2 Workshop
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT! In this class, we will go beyond simply how to take photos and take a deep dive into editing and ways to take your phone photos to the next level! You will learn the tips and tricks of how to create artistic images both before and AFTER you take a photo. You will leave this class with an understanding of how to use the editing tools on your phone for truly stunning images, how to keep your photos organized, and more. Pre-requisite: Phone Photography 1. $30, $25 for garden members.

Saturday, April 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography: Macro Garden Photography
In this class, participants will learn the fundamental techniques of macro photography in order to capture stunning extreme close-up images of the garden’s exquisite florals. They will gain knowledge on using specific settings, macro lenses, why manual focus matters, and creative elements to make their photos stand out. Pre-registration is required. $30, $25 for garden members.

Tuesday, April 9 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Walk your way to good health on Tuesday mornings by exploring more than 1.5 miles of trails. Walking in nature will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body, and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday through October 29. No reservations are required. Drop in and bring your membership card and photo ID!

Tuesday, April 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Floral and Flowering Tea
THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT. Celebrate the garden coming alive again with a cup of tea. Come along on a sensory journey of flowering and floral teas with experts from The Tea Smith. We will steep and taste several different teas from all around the garden and teas made to create an impressive display as they steep. It should be an informative and delightful sensory experience for all! $25, $20 for garden members.

Tuesday, April 9 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga
Created to soothe the nervous system, this class is gentle on the body yet dynamic in cultivating inner peace. Led by Jen Guerrero, the series will include standing and seated postures for strength & balance, but will be plank-free with minimal time on the knees & easy on the joints. No yoga experience needed. $15, $10 for garden members.

Wednesday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Botanical Gelli-Print Painting with Ariel Shearer
Join us to capture the delicate details of leaves and flowers through Gelli printing. In this art form, creators layers acrylic paint on a flexible plate using organic materials to make interesting shapes and textures. Each student will learn Gelli printing techniques and make 3-5 prints of their own design to take home. $35, $25 for garden members.

Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Cyanotype Printing with Josie Langbehn
Cyanotype is a beautiful photographic printing process that produces a Prussian blueprint with UV lighting. Today, this striking art form is not only used to document nature but also to create unique images on paper, fabric or other found materials. In this inspiring workshop, we will explore cyanotype with natural flowers on paper and you will be able to take home your own beautiful artwork. All materials provided. No experience is necessary! $45, $35 for garden members.

Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Sound Bathing with Shrader Healing
Join Ellie and Matthew Shrader for an evening of sound bathing, a meditative experience where attendees are "bathed" in sound waves. These waves are produced by a variety of means, including healing instruments such as gongs, himalayan singing bowls, percussion, chimes, , shruti boxes, and more. Participants report feeling more relaxed, with improved sleep and overall sense of wellbeing. Pre-registration is required. $45, $35 for garden members.

Friday, April 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Charcuterie
Welcome to Boarding School! Join Sandy Vacanti of Artisan Boards of Omaha for a charcuterie class, where you'll learn how to create and design your own board to take home (one board per 2 registered people). A custom board will be provided to sample from during the event. $100, $85 for garden members (2 people per registration).

Saturday, April 13 from noon to 5 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving: Book Tote
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. Join Jeannie Sisson this month to create your own book tote, a stylish way to carry your essentials wherever you go. $55, $45 for garden members.

Saturday, April 13 from 8 to 10 p.m.
  
Night Skies: Waxing Crescent Moon
THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT. Join the Omaha Astronomical Society in viewing the night skies at Lauritzen Gardens. This program includes a tram ride out to the rose garden and a viewing of the gorgeous night sky using the Omaha Astronomical Society’s telescopes. Participants can observe faint deep-sky objects, planets, and the moon in the darkness of the garden. Pre-registration is required. $30, $20 for garden members.

Monday, April 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Tax Day, Relax Day
Join instructor Karen Vice for a botanical design workshop and learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. This month's class gives participants the chance to recharge at the end of Tax Day with aromatic flowers and varieties of value- silver dollar eucalyptus, stock, diamond Limonium, Lysimachia, and more, all arranged in a copper vase. Pre-registration is required one week before the workshop. $65, $55 for garden members.

Tuesday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Walk your way to good health on Tuesday mornings by exploring more than 1.5 miles of trails. Walking in nature will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body, and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday through October 29. No reservations are required. Drop in and bring your membership card and photo ID!

Thursday, April 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  
Spring Ephemerals Garden Tour
Join plant records curator, Trent Erickson, for a guided tour of the garden, as early spring emerges in the form of ephemerals like bloodroots, shooting stars, and bluebells. These short-live beauties pop up to add color to the landscape before trees overhead block the light. The tram will drive through the garden, and we will make many walking stops along the way. Pre-registration is required. $20, $10 for garden members.

Monday, April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Earth Day Succulent Mugs
THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT! Celebrate Earth Day by recycling and planting all in one class! Each participant should bring a mug of their choosing, and the instructor will teach how to drill holes for drainage. Then, each mug will be filled with a new succulent plant to take home, plus a drill bit to continue making recycled plant vessels. $25, $15 for garden members.

Tuesday, April 23 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Walk your way to good health on Tuesday mornings by exploring more than 1.5 miles of trails. Walking in nature will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body, and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday through October 29. No reservations are required. Drop in and bring your membership card and photo ID!

Thursday, April 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  
Basics of Watercolor Painting
Explore the world of watercolor with Sydney Sehi, and learn basic techniques to create beautiful and colorful works of art. This course will focus on the fundamentals of watercolor painting, including techniques, materials, tools, color, value, and rendering in watercolor. No experience is necessary! All supplies are provided. $55, $45 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, April 27 from 9 to 10 a.m.
  
Birdability Hike with the Audubon Society of Omaha
Join us for an inclusive and accessible bird outing designed for all skill levels and those with mobility or health concerns. The potential route of this bird outing will be approximately 1.5 miles in total and exclusively on asphalt and concrete. Led by the president of the Audubon Society of Omaha, Christine Jacobsen, during the peak of spring migration. $20, $10 for garden members

Saturday, April 27 from noon to 4 p.m.
  
Needle Felting: Zipper Iris
Join Rhonda Berman of Zipply Art to create an art piece adding a new twist to needle felting. In each class, students will learn also how to prepare a zipper, apply a pattern, embellishment tips and finishing options. $40, $30 for garden members.

Saturday, April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Build Your Own Moss Terrarium Workshop
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT! Bring a little nature into your life and tap into your creativity by making a moss terrarium with Moss Hunters. We hand pick all of our own moss, shells, and rocks for our terrariums, and would love to show you all how to make them too! We will provide all the materials needed, just bring yourself and any friends that are ready to learn and have a good time while doing it! $55, $45 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  
Indigo Fabric Dyeing with Ashton Page
In this class we will look at the history of blue dyes in human culture as well as the methods of creating an indigo vat through a fermentation process - think sourdough, kefir, or kombucha. We will also look at the Japanese mark making process called shibori to create our own pieces of unique cloth artwork. $60, $50 for garden members.

Tuesday, April 30 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Walk your way to good health on Tuesday mornings by exploring more than 1.5 miles of trails. Walking in nature will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body, and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday through October 29. No reservations are required. Drop in and bring your membership card and photo ID!

Tuesday, April 30 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga
Created to soothe the nervous system, this class is gentle on the body yet dynamic in cultivating inner peace. Led by Jen Guerrero, the series will include standing and seated postures for strength & balance, but will be plank-free with minimal time on the knees & easy on the joints. No yoga experience needed. $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, April 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: May Day
Join instructor Karen Vice for a botanical design workshop and learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. This class will get participants prepared for May Day, as they create 3 petite, fresh arrangements to hang on doors on May 1. Pre-registration is required one week before the workshop. $65, $55 for garden members. Picture is representative of, but not identical to the project.

Saturday, May 4 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  
Warbler Walk
Lauritzen Gardens hosts a surprising diversity of bird life. The list of 161 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, director of conservation Jim Locklear will lead a walking tour of Lauritzen Gardens that will highlight the natural history of these captivating travelers. $20, $10 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  
Bonsai Workshop
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. Join recognized bonsai artist, Max Miller, for a bonsai workshop - to learn the art of Bonsai, work hands-on with experienced Nebraska Bonsai Society members, and most importantly, have fun! If you are new to bonsai or want to get started, this workshop is for you. Each participant will receive a plant specimen, a pot with soil, and will learn how to perfect and maintain their bonsai plant. Pre-registration is required one week prior to the class. $95, $85 for garden members.

Sunday, May 5 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  
Bonsai Workshop
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. Join recognized bonsai artist, Max Miller, for a bonsai workshop - to learn the art of Bonsai, work hands-on with experienced Nebraska Bonsai Society members, and most importantly, have fun! If you are new to bonsai or want to get started, this workshop is for you. Each participant will receive a plant specimen, a pot with soil, and will learn how to perfect and maintain their bonsai plant. Pre-registration is required one week prior to the class. $95, $85 for garden members.

Monday, May 6 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Forest Immersion
Also known as “forest bathing” or shinrin-yoku, this is a type of nature therapy that immerses your senses and helps you feel connected with nature. This hour-long session will allow you to unplug from technology and bring you into the present moment. Take this time to slow down from your work week and feel refreshed and relaxed. Forest immersion will be led by Jenelle Emory, founder of Energy Healing Omaha. $20, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Walk your way to good health on Tuesday mornings by exploring more than 1.5 miles of trails. Walking in nature will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body, and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday through October 29. No reservations are required. Drop in and bring your membership card and photo ID!

Tuesday, May 7 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga
Created to soothe the nervous system, this class is gentle on the body yet dynamic in cultivating inner peace. Led by Jen Guerrero, the series will include standing and seated postures for strength & balance, but will be plank-free with minimal time on the knees & easy on the joints. No yoga experience needed. $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Drawing Flowers
TWO SESSIONS. Meets May 7 and 8. This is a repeating class with different beautiful flowers to draw each session. We'll draw the flowers and learn more about their floral families. Drawings from each class can be put together in a sketchbook that becomes a colorful record of different plant families. Feel free to jump in at any session! $65, $55 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, May 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Japanese Tea
THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT! Explore tea culture and the history of tea throughout Japan. We will taste a variety of brews including matcha and learn about the rich culture and history interwoven with tea. Discover what sets apart the quality of true Japanese teas and matcha from that of teas around the world. $25, $20 for garden members.

Thursday, May 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  
Spring Arboretum Tour with Steve Rodie
Enjoy a detailed dive into the diversity of the tree collection in the garden’s Arboretum and Oberman Bird Sanctuary. This educational tour features a tram drive into Lauritzen Gardens and a guided walk with Steve Rodie to talk about the wonders of trees in the the spring- including blossoms, catkins, and leaves. Pre-registration is required. $20, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, May 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Relief Printmaking with Josie Langbehn
Learn the basics of printmaking in a fun and inspiring environment. In this hands-on workshop students will be creating prints using relief and monotype methods of printmaking. All materials provided. Absolutely no experience is necessary! $45, $35 for garden members.

Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to noon
  
Phone Photography Workshop
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. They say the best camera is the one in your hand– your phone! In this class you will learn how to take beautiful pictures with your smartphone. Led by Michele Zephier, you will learn how to focus, compose, and expose images correctly. You will learn about the different adjustment options, how to use filters, and how to take fun, creative images with fresh perspectives. $30, $25 for garden members.

Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography: Garden Macro Photography
In this class, participants will learn the fundamental techniques of macro photography in order to capture stunning extreme close-up images of the garden’s exquisite florals. They will gain knowledge on using specific settings, macro lenses, why manual focus matters, and creative elements to make their photos stand out. Pre-registration is required. $30, $25 for garden members.

Monday, May 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  
Spring Guided Garden Tour
Join us for a specialized tram tour, with plant records curator Trent Erickson, that highlights the incredible spring plants and scenery throughout the garden’s 100 acres. Enjoy beautiful spring colors and learn about the plants that arrive early in the growing season, as the gardens transition between winter and summer. The tram will drive through the garden, and we will make many walking stops along the way. Pre-registration is required. $20, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, May 14 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Walk your way to good health on Tuesday mornings by exploring more than 1.5 miles of trails. Walking in nature will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body, and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday through October 29. No reservations are required. Drop in and bring your membership card and photo ID!

Tuesday, May 14 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga
Created to soothe the nervous system, this class is gentle on the body yet dynamic in cultivating inner peace. Led by Jen Guerrero, the series will include standing and seated postures for strength & balance, but will be plank-free with minimal time on the knees & easy on the joints. No yoga experience needed. $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Keeping an Illustrated Garden Journal- Summer
TWO SESSIONS. May 14 and 16. Learn to make a paper journal as a record of your garden or as an observation of the natural world around you. In this workshop, you'll be invited to slow down, tune in to the experience of the garden, and sketch to relax. Each class will make their paper journals, learn the technique to make more at home, and fill their journals with beautiful illustrations and foraged nature. Pre-registration is required. $65, $55 for garden members.

Wednesday, May 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Book Club: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
FOUR SESSIONS- We will be reading and discussing Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. This autobiography and memoir tell all about the life of scientist Hope Jahren. As she shares her life experiences, Jahren gives us the exciting details of her scientific work and adventures of love and friendship. Meets May 15 and 29 and June 12 and 26. $45, $35 for garden members.

Sunday, May 19 from noon to 4 p.m.
  
Needle Felting: Zipper Rose
Join Rhonda Berman of Zipply Art to create an art piece adding a new twist to needle felting. In each class, students will learn also how to prepare a zipper, apply a pattern, embellishment tips and finishing options. $40, $30 for garden members.

Sunday, May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  
Build Your Own Moss Terrarium Workshop
Bring a little nature into your life and tap into your creativity by making a moss terrarium with Moss Hunters. We hand pick all of our own moss, shells, and rocks for our terrariums, and would love to show you all how to make them too! We will provide all the materials needed, just bring yourself and any friends that are ready to learn and have a good time while doing it! $55, $45 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, May 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Sound Bathing with Shrader Healing
Join Ellie and Matthew Shrader for an evening of sound bathing, a meditative experience where attendees are "bathed" in sound waves. These waves are produced by a variety of means, including healing instruments such as gongs, himalayan singing bowls, percussion, chimes, , shruti boxes, and more. Participants report feeling more relaxed, with improved sleep and overall sense of wellbeing. Pre-registration is required. $45, $35 for garden members.

Tuesday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Walk your way to good health on Tuesday mornings by exploring more than 1.5 miles of trails. Walking in nature will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body, and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday through October 29. No reservations are required. Drop in and bring your membership card and photo ID!

Tuesday, May 21 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga
Created to soothe the nervous system, this class is gentle on the body yet dynamic in cultivating inner peace. Led by Jen Guerrero, the series will include standing and seated postures for strength & balance, but will be plank-free with minimal time on the knees & easy on the joints. No yoga experience needed. $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, May 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Bonsai Kokedama Workshop
Unveil the enchanting world of bonsai kokedama in our upcoming workshop, where nature and art converge to create miniature masterpieces. With an instructor from Nodest Home Plants, participants will be using Ficus ginseng plants and twine to bind their kokedamas. $75, $65 for garden members.

Thursday, May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Botanical Gelli-Print Painting with Ariel Shearer
Join us to capture the delicate details of leaves and flowers through Gelli printing. In this art form, creators layers acrylic paint on a flexible plate using organic materials to make interesting shapes and textures. Each student will learn Gelli printing techniques and make 3-5 prints of their own design to take home. $35, $25 for garden members.

Saturday, May 25 from 9 to 11 p.m.
  
Night Skies: Waning Gibbous Moon
THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT. Join the Omaha Astronomical Society in viewing the night skies at Lauritzen Gardens. This program includes a tram ride out to the rose garden and a viewing of the gorgeous night sky using the Omaha Astronomical Society’s telescopes. Participants can observe faint deep-sky objects, planets, and the moon in the darkness of the garden. Pre-registration is required. $30, $20 for garden members.

Sunday, May 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  
Indigo Fabric Dyeing with Ashton Page
In this class we will look at the history of blue dyes in human culture as well as the methods of creating an indigo vat through a fermentation process - think sourdough, kefir, or kombucha. We will also look at the Japanese mark making process called shibori to create our own pieces of unique cloth artwork. $60, $50 for garden members.

Monday, May 27 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Garden Guided Meditation
Mondays can be one of the most stressful days of the week! Start your week off with an easy-to-follow, rejuvenating experience that enhances or achieves a meditative state. Each session will focus on different techniques so you can find out which type of meditation works for you! Meditations will be led by Jenelle Emory, founder of Energy Healing Omaha. $20, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, May 28 at 8:30 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Walk your way to good health on Tuesday mornings by exploring more than 1.5 miles of trails. Walking in nature will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body, and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday through October 29. No reservations are required. Drop in and bring your membership card and photo ID!

Tuesday, May 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga
Created to soothe the nervous system, this class is gentle on the body yet dynamic in cultivating inner peace. Led by Jen Guerrero, the series will include standing and seated postures for strength & balance, but will be plank-free with minimal time on the knees & easy on the joints. No yoga experience needed. $15, $10 for garden members

Thursday, May 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  
Watercolor Painting: YUPO
Explore mixed media techniques on the unique surface of YUPO paper. YUPO is a thin synthetic paper that is nonabsorbent and can be used to capture loose, striking textures and colors. Dive into a world beyond your palette by experimenting with liquid watercolors, and ink to create unique, spontaneous paintings. $55, $45 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, June 8 from noon to 5 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving: American Large Market 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. Join Jeannie Sisson to create your own basket! $55, $45 for garden members.

Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
  
Summer Solstice Lecture with Jim Locklear
Join Jim Locklear, founding director of conservation at Lauritzen Gardens and author of In the Country of the Kaw: A Personal Natural History of the American Plains, for a joyous exploration of the realm of the Kaw River. Locklear will discuss the region's rich biological diversity and share stories of human interaction with the landscape-how nature has shaped culture and culture nature. $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Drawing Flowers
TWO SESSIONS. Meets July 9 and 11. This is a repeating class with different beautiful flowers to draw each session. We'll draw the flowers and learn more about their floral families. Drawings from each class can be put together in a sketchbook that becomes a colorful record of different plant families. Feel free to jump in at any session! $65, $55 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Keeping an Illustrated Garden Journal- Summer
TWO SESSIONS- Meets July 17 and 18. This is a repeating class with different beautiful flowers to draw each session. We'll draw the flowers and learn more about their floral families. Drawings from each class can be put together in a sketchbook that becomes a colorful record of different plant families. Feel free to jump in at any session! $65, $55 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, July 20 from noon to 5 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving: Wheels Go Round and Round 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. Join Jeannie Sisson to create your own basket! $55, $45 for garden members.

Tuesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Drawing Flowers
TWO SESSIONS. Meets August 6 and 8. This is a repeating class with different beautiful flowers to draw each session. We'll draw the flowers and learn more about their floral families. Drawings from each class can be put together in a sketchbook that becomes a colorful record of different plant families. Feel free to jump in at any session! $65, $55 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m.
  
Loveland Garden Club Lecture with Camille T. Dungy
Join us for an evening with award-winning poet and celebrated author Camille T. Dungy. In Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden, Dungy recounts the 7-year odyssey to diversify her garden to reflect her heritage in a predominately white community. Don't miss this discussion that will examine history, the environment, social justice, culture, and family and expand how we all talk about the natural world. $15, $10 for garden members.
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