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Every Tuesday morning through October 29 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, June 13 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.

Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga in the Garden
Vinyasa yoga keeps your body moving in sync with your breath- leading towards an alignment of your physical, mental and spiritual self. Join instructor Jose Villegas for an expansive range of poses (and modifications) that make each class interesting and fun! Classes are for all levels of experience and every body. $15, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, June 13 from 6 to 8 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, June 15 from noon to 4 p.m.
  
Needle Felting: Flag Heart
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, June 15 from 3 to 5 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, June 16 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  
Candle Making Workshop with Telle & Resa Candle Co.
Join us for a fun and easy candle-making workshop to make and customize your own 10 oz. soy candle. Includes all natural ingredients and the materials needed to create a candle perfect for any space. Pre-registration is required. $50, $40 for garden members

Sunday, June 16 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  
Eco-Friendly Wreath Making with Holly Lukasiewicz
Immerse yourself in the unique charm each season offers as you delve into the art of creating eco-friendly wreaths through sustainable bundling techniques. Using seasonal flora from local farms, these wreaths capture the essence of changing seasons. All elements are compostable, showcasing an intentional approach to design. Pre-registration is required. $65, $55 for garden members.

Monday, June 17 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Guided Garden 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, June 18 from 8 to 9 a.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and start your day! $15, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga in the Garden
Vinyasa yoga keeps your body moving in sync with your breath- leading towards an alignment of your physical, mental and spiritual self. Join instructor Jose Villegas for an expansive range of poses (and modifications) that make each class interesting and fun! Classes are for all levels of experience and every body. $15, $10 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.

Sunday, June 23 from 1 to 2 p.m.
  
Origami Flowers with Linda Stephen
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Join origami artist, author and illustrator Linda Stephen to explore origami and the possibilities of paper. In this hands-on class for adults, participants will work step-by-step to fold 2D and 3D origami flowers, starting with tulips and irises. Materials will be provided, but participants can also bring their own favorite papers. $30, $20 for garden members.

Monday, June 24 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, June 25 from 8 to 9 a.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and start your day! $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, June 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
The Botanical Bar: Wine 101
Join us for wine education in a fun, approachable format! Expand your knowledge of the properties in each sip— the perfect intro for the wine enthusiast. Must be 21 to attend. $40, $30 for garden members.

Thursday, June 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Botanical Painting and Wine
You bring the wine and we’ll bring the paint. The instructor, Ariel Shearer, will lead a guided painting session that will leave you with a botanical painting of your own creation. Pre-registration is required. $40, $30 for garden members

Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga in the Garden
Vinyasa yoga keeps your body moving in sync with your breath- leading towards an alignment of your physical, mental and spiritual self. Join instructor Jose Villegas for an expansive range of poses (and modifications) that make each class interesting and fun! Classes are for all levels of experience and every body. $15, $10 for garden members.

Sunday, June 30 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and wind down your weekend! $15, $10 for garden members.

Monday, July 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Tea Cocktails
Party time comes just in time for your July 4th BBQ! Learn about some ways to incorporate tea into your cocktails and mocktails to include some creative fun into your social beverage experiences this summer! We will taste a few different creations and make them in class, so this event is 21+ only. $25, $20 for garden members.

Tuesday, July 2 from 8 to 9 a.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and start your day! $15, $10 for garden members.

Saturday, July 6 from 6 to 8 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, July 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  
Polymer Clay Pen Workshop
Join us for a pen making workshop! Alongside instructor Skyler Koehn, participants will each customize 3 desk pens with polymer clay and learn how to bake/finish them at home. All supplies are provided. No experience is necessary! Pre-registration is required. $35, $25 for garden members.

Sunday, July 7 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and wind down your weekend! $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, July 9 from 8 to 9 a.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and start your day! $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 10 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Book Club: The Lost Apothecary
FOUR SESSIONS- Join us as we discuss The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner, a historical novel that explores 18th century London, focusing on an apothecary, a secret network of women, and revenge filled poisonings. Meets July 10 and 24, August 7 and 21. $45, $35 for garden members.

Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga in the Garden
Vinyasa yoga keeps your body moving in sync with your breath- leading towards an alignment of your physical, mental and spiritual self. Join instructor Jose Villegas for an expansive range of poses (and modifications) that make each class interesting and fun! Classes are for all levels of experience and every body. $15, $10 for garden members.

Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to noon
  
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. Discover how to use portrait lenses and how to incorporate the tiniest details like catchlights using reflectors and natural light. Pre-registration is required. $30, $25 for garden members.

Saturday, July 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  
Butterfly Walk
Join Holly Hofreiter and Joanne Langabee on a walking tour of the "hot spots" for butterfly activity in the garden. As you visit the garden areas favored by butterflies, you will learn how to identify butterflies and how to attract butterflies to your garden for years to come. Pre-registration is required. $25, $15 for garden members.

Saturday, July 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  
Phone Photography Workshop
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, July 13 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  
Pet Photography Workshop
In this class we will learn tips and tricks to capture fantastic images of our furry friends. Bring your preferred camera, lenses, or phone and learn how to achieve sharp focus, perfect subject placement, good composition, maintain your pet’s attention, and capture that perfect expression–including the adorable inquisitive head tilt! Pre-registration is required. $30, $25 for garden members.

Saturday, July 13 from 9 to 11 p.m.
  
Night Skies with the Omaha Astronomical Society
THIS SESSION 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, July 14 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  
Candle Making Workshop with Telle & Resa Candle Co.
Join us for a fun and easy candle-making workshop to make and customize your own 10 oz. soy candle. Includes all natural ingredients and the materials needed to create a candle perfect for any space. Pre-registration is required. $50, $40 for garden members

Sunday, July 14 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and wind down your weekend! $15, $10 for garden members.

Monday, July 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: The Return of the Korean-style Floral Wrap
Join instructor Karen Vice for a botanical design workshop! This month's class brings a dash of TikTok magic as we dive into the design techniques of viral Korean-style floral wraps. Hand-tied, styled bouquets, jazzy paper, and pretty accents will have you ready to show off your creation on your social accounts! Pre-registration is required. $65, $55 for garden members.

Tuesday, July 16 from 8 to 9 a.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and start your day! $15, $10 for garden members.

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.

Thursday, July 18 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.

Thursday, July 18 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.

Thursday, July 18 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga in the Garden
Vinyasa yoga keeps your body moving in sync with your breath- leading towards an alignment of your physical, mental and spiritual self. Join instructor Jose Villegas for an expansive range of poses (and modifications) that make each class interesting and fun! Classes are for all levels of experience and every body. $15, $10 for garden members.

Saturday, July 20 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  
Papermaking: Seed Paper
Participants will create their own handmade seed paper suitable for stationary, greeting cards, planting in the garden or all of the above! Learn what kinds of paper pulp and seeds work best for creating seed paper as well as sheet forming techniques using a mould and deckle. Pre-registration is required. $50, $40 for garden members.

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.

Sunday, July 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  
Pressed and Framed Flora with Holly Lukasiewicz
This pressed flower workshop will introduce participants to the art and science of preserving botanical elements through flattening and drying techniques. Attendees will learn different pressing methods, explore composition strategies, and leave with a nature-inspired keepsake, framed and mounted on handmade paper. Pre-registration is required. $65, $55 for garden members.

Sunday, July 21 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and wind down your weekend! $15, $10 for garden members.

Monday, July 22 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Guided Garden 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, July 23 from 8 to 9 a.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and start your day! $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, July 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  
Guided Garden Tour: Pollinator Plants
Native milkweeds, flowers, shrubs and other plants throughout the garden provide essential food, water and shelter for pollinators and other wildlife. Join us for a hybrid tram and walking tour to discover some of our favorite plants to attract pollinators. Pre-registration is required. $25, $15 for garden members.

Thursday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Botanical Gelli-Printing 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, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Textile Art: Give it a Whorl
This introductory spinning class 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! Pre-registration is required. $55, $45 for garden members.

Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga in the Garden
Vinyasa yoga keeps your body moving in sync with your breath- leading towards an alignment of your physical, mental and spiritual self. Join instructor Jose Villegas for an expansive range of poses (and modifications) that make each class interesting and fun! Classes are for all levels of experience and every body. $15, $10 for garden members.

Friday, July 26 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, July 27 from noon to 4 p.m.
  
Needle Felting: Garden Gnome
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, July 28 from 1 to 2 p.m.
  
Origami Vases and Baskets with Linda Stephen
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, a tradition of more than 1,000 years. Join origami artist, author and illustrator Linda Stephen to explore origami and the possibilities of paper. In this hands-on class for adults, we will work step-by-step to fold 3D origami vases and baskets. Materials will be provided, but participants can also bring some their own favorite papers. $30, $20 for garden members.

Monday, July 29 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.

Thursday, August 1 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.

Saturday, August 3 from 3 to 5 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, August 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  
Polymer Clay Owl Planter and Pen Workshop
Join us for a planter and pen making workshop! Alongside instructor Skyler Koehn, participants will each create a planter and a desk pen with polymer clay and learn how to bake/finish them at home. All supplies are provided. No experience is necessary! Pre-registration is required. $35, $25 for garden members.

Sunday, August 4 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and wind down your weekend! $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, August 6 from 8 to 9 a.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and start your day! $15, $10 for garden members.

Wednesday, August 7 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga with Andrea Porter
Breathe, get grounded, and enjoy gentle balancing & stretching movement in this Hatha Yoga class that honors the seasons. Take the time to unwind and treat your senses to the beauty of Lauritzen Gardens — a wonderful mid-week break for body, mind, and spirit. All levels and everybody welcome. $15, $10 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, August 8 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, August 10 from 9 to 10 a.m.
  
Papermaking: Journal Bookbinding
Bind your own journal with a ‘wrap-around’ pineapple leather cover! This workshop will guide participants through sewing procedures for a long-stitch binding and introduce some variations on this ancient and versatile binding. Take home a journal that is strong, beautiful, and portable—perfect for indoor or outdoor journaling or sketching. Pre-registration is required. $60, $50 for garden members.

Saturday, August 10 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, August 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  
Butterfly Walk
Join Holly Hofreiter and Joanne Langabee on a walking tour of the "hot spots" for butterfly activity in the garden. As you visit the garden areas favored by butterflies, you will learn how to identify butterflies and how to attract butterflies to your garden for years to come. Pre-registration is required. $25, $15 for garden members.

Saturday, August 10 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. Discover how to use portrait lenses and how to incorporate the tiniest details like catchlights using reflectors and natural light. Pre-registration is required. $30, $25 for garden members.

Saturday, August 10 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  
Pet Photography Workshop
In this class we will learn tips and tricks to capture fantastic images of our furry friends. Bring your preferred camera, lenses, or phone and learn how to achieve sharp focus, perfect subject placement, good composition, maintain your pet’s attention, and capture that perfect expression–including the adorable inquisitive head tilt! Pre-registration is required. $30, $25 for garden members.

Saturday, August 10 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
  
Night Skies with the Omaha Astronomical Society
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, August 11 from noon to 2 p.m.
  
Candle Making Workshop with Telle & Resa Candle Co.
Join us for a fun and easy candle-making workshop to make and customize your own 10 oz. soy candle. Includes all natural ingredients and the materials needed to create a candle perfect for any space. Pre-registration is required. $50, $40 for garden members

Sunday, August 11 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and wind down your weekend! $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, August 13 from 8 to 9 a.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and start your day! $15, $10 for garden members.

Wednesday, August 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Couples Terrarium Workshop with Nodest Plants
It’s never too early to celebrate, and grow, with your loved one, even 6 months before Valentine's Day! Come and enjoy the art of terrarium building with a partner. Each registration is for two people to create and take home one terrarium. Pre-registration is required. $60, $50 for garden members.

Wednesday, August 14 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga with Andrea Porter
Breathe, get grounded, and enjoy gentle balancing & stretching movement in this Hatha Yoga class that honors the seasons. Take the time to unwind and treat your senses to the beauty of Lauritzen Gardens — a wonderful mid-week break for body, mind, and spirit. All levels and everybody welcome. $15, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, August 15 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, August 16 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).

Sunday, August 18 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  
Pressed and Framed Flora with Holly Lukasiewicz
This pressed flower workshop will introduce participants to the art and science of preserving botanical elements through flattening and drying techniques. Attendees will learn different pressing methods, explore composition strategies, and leave with a nature-inspired keepsake, framed and mounted on handmade paper. Pre-registration is required. $65, $55 for garden members.

Sunday, August 18 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and wind down your weekend! $15, $10 for garden members.

Monday, August 19 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Guided Garden 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.

Monday, August 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Foliage and Foam Free
Karen Vice will challenge participants to get creative without floral foam or relying on the typical greenery grid. This workshop will help participants release their inner artist and create a stunning vase arrangement using blooms only, such as ranunculus and hydrangea. Pre-registration is required. $75, $65 for garden members.

Tuesday, August 20 from 8 to 9 a.m.
  
Tai Chi and Qigong
Take time for yourself with a moving meditation that will reduce stress, increase flexibility, relax your muscles, and leave you with inner peace- all in the beautiful backdrop of the garden. Join Michelle Cooper for the flowing movements of Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s a great way to cultivate energy and start your day! $15, $10 for garden members.

Wednesday, August 21 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga with Andrea Porter
Breathe, get grounded, and enjoy gentle balancing & stretching movement in this Hatha Yoga class that honors the seasons. Take the time to unwind and treat your senses to the beauty of Lauritzen Gardens — a wonderful mid-week break for body, mind, and spirit. All levels and everybody welcome. $15, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, August 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Botanical Painting and Wine
You bring the wine and we’ll bring the paint. The instructor, Ariel Shearer, will lead a guided painting session that will leave you with a botanical painting of your own creation. Pre-registration is required. $40, $30 for garden members

Friday, August 23 from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
  
Singing Insect Twilight Tour with Dr. Ted Burk
Join Dr. Ted Burk on a guided tour of the garden at twilight, when the insect chorale is at its peak. See what insects are active and learn to identify different insects by their song. Pre-registration is required. $25, $15 for garden members.

Saturday, August 24 from noon to 4 p.m.
  
Needle Felting: Sunflower
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, August 24 from noon to 5 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving: Harvest
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 harvest basket in earthy hues, a long and lovely addition to the dinner or bedside table. Pre-registration is required. $55, $45 for garden members.

Sunday, August 25 from 1 to 2 p.m.
  
Origami Trees and Art Landscapes with Linda Stephen
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Join origami artist, author and illustrator Linda Stephen to explore origami and the possibilities of paper. In this hands-on class for adults, we will work step-by-step to fold origami trees and simple landscapes for handmade cards or wall art. Materials will be provided. $30, $20 for garden members.

Monday, August 26 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.

Wednesday, August 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  
Guided Garden Tour: Native Plants
Let's learn about the native plants of Nebraska and the Midwest that thrive in your public garden! Join us for a hybrid tram and walking tour to discover a selection of the resilient, yet beautiful native plants in our living collection. Pre-registration is required. $25, $15 for garden members.

Wednesday, August 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga with Andrea Porter
Breathe, get grounded, and enjoy gentle balancing & stretching movement in this Hatha Yoga class that honors the seasons. Take the time to unwind and treat your senses to the beauty of Lauritzen Gardens — a wonderful mid-week break for body, mind, and spirit. All levels and everybody welcome. $15, $10 for garden members.

Saturday, August 31 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  
Papermaking: Plant Embossed Paper
Learn techniques for creating embossed paper by hand. Participants will use leaves, string, grasses, and other textured elements from the garden to press raised or recessed designs into their own handmade paper. Create a stand-alone paper piece or stationery with an embossed design to take home. Pre-registration is required. $50, $40 for garden members.

Sunday, September 1 from 9 to 11 a.m.
  
Candle Making Workshop with Telle & Resa Candle Co.
Join us for a fun and easy candle-making workshop to make and customize your own 10 oz. soy candle. Includes all natural ingredients and the materials needed to create a candle perfect for any space. Pre-registration is required. $50, $40 for garden members

Sunday, September 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  
Eco-Friendly Wreath Making with Holly Lukasiewicz
Immerse yourself in the unique charm each season offers as you delve into the art of creating eco-friendly wreaths through sustainable bundling techniques. Using seasonal flora from local farms, these wreaths capture the essence of changing seasons. All elements are compostable, showcasing an intentional approach to design. Pre-registration is required. $65, $55 for garden members.

Monday, September 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Couples Terrarium Workshop with Nodest Plants
It's a different kind of date night! Come and enjoy the art of terrarium building with a partner and take home a beautiful terrarium. Each registration is for two people to build one terrarium. Pre-registration is required. $60, $50 for garden members.

Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Drawing Flowers
TWO SESSIONS. Meets September 3 and 4. 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, September 4 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga with Andrea Porter
Breathe, get grounded, and enjoy gentle balancing & stretching movement in this Hatha Yoga class that honors the seasons. Take the time to unwind and treat your senses to the beauty of Lauritzen Gardens — a wonderful mid-week break for body, mind, and spirit. All levels and everybody welcome. $15, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, September 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  
Watercolor Painting: Basics of Pigments
Explore the world of pigments and inks in this beginner-friendly watercolor class. Learn how to choose, mix and blend your paints to get a wide range of colors. Then explore additional water-soluble mediums to enhance your creative experience. Pre-registration is required. $55, $45 for garden members.

Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to noon
  
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.

Saturday, September 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  
Phone Photography Workshop
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, September 7 from 8 to 10 p.m.
  
Night Skies with the Omaha Astronomical Society
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, September 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice
Sweater- check. Exclusive seasonal latte- check. Crunchy leaves- on their way. Fall flower arrangement- signing up now! This month’s workshop with Karen Vice is the perfect opportunity to tap into your creative side and immerse yourself in the rich, moody flowers and colors of autumn. Pre-registration is required. $70, $60 for garden members.

Tuesday, September 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  
The Botanical Bar: Sparkling Wines
Take a deep dive into how sparkling wines are made; the difference between Champagne method and Crémant styles and sweet vs dry styles, plus much more. Alongside Deanna Albertson of Vino Mas, treat yourself to a side-by-side tasting of sparklers of different kinds. Must be 21 to attend. $40, $30 for garden members.

Wednesday, September 11 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Book Club: Soil by Camille T. Dungy
FOUR SESSIONS- Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden by Camille T. Dungy explores a seven year journey to plant diversity in her garden and connects her gardening experience to the need to diversify the world. Meets September 11 and October 2, 16, and 30. Includes a ticket to the Loveland Garden Club Lecture featuring the author on November 7 at 7 p.m. $45, $35 for garden members.

Wednesday, September 11 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga with Andrea Porter
Breathe, get grounded, and enjoy gentle balancing & stretching movement in this Hatha Yoga class that honors the seasons. Take the time to unwind and treat your senses to the beauty of Lauritzen Gardens — a wonderful mid-week break for body, mind, and spirit. All levels and everybody welcome. $15, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, September 12 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.

Thursday, September 12 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.

Saturday, September 14 from noon to 4 p.m.
  
Needle Felting: Pumpkin
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.

Wednesday, September 18
  
Bus Tour: Gardens in Kansas City
Take a bus trip with fellow plant enthusiasts and gardeners on an excursion to explore some of the horticultural highlights in the Kansas City, Missouri area. $300, $275 for garden members

Wednesday, October 2 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga with Andrea Porter
Breathe, get grounded, and enjoy gentle balancing & stretching movement in this Hatha Yoga class that honors the seasons. Take the time to unwind and treat your senses to the beauty of Lauritzen Gardens — a wonderful mid-week break for body, mind, and spirit. All levels and everybody welcome. $15, $10 for garden members.

Wednesday, October 9 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  
Yoga with Andrea Porter
Breathe, get grounded, and enjoy gentle balancing & stretching movement in this Hatha Yoga class that honors the seasons. Take the time to unwind and treat your senses to the beauty of Lauritzen Gardens — a wonderful mid-week break for body, mind, and spirit. All levels and everybody welcome. $15, $10 for garden members.

Saturday, October 19 from noon to 5 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving
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 a tall, handled basket with botanical accents. Pre-registration is required. $55, $45 for garden members.

Saturday, December 7 from noon to 5 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving: Cardinal
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. This month, join Jeannie Sisson to create your own door or wall basket woven in shades of natural, red, and gray! $55, $45 for garden members.
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