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Friday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Spring Flowering Walk Tour
Experience the layers of beauty in one of the most spectaular spring gardens, the spring flowering walk. Join a trained docent for a guided walking tour of daffodils, crabapples, lilacs, and more. A tram ride is included. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, May 21 at 8 a.m.
  
Golden Light Shines - Qigong Practice for Energy Awareness
Qigong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) is a practice of coordinated movements and breathing done in repetition for clearing, cultivating, and balancing energy within the body while also building strength and stability. It is a gentle form of exercise that can be though of as a moving meditation.

Saturday, May 21 at Noon
  
Basket Weaving: Bolt
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.

Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Bookend Planter
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. Add some color and life into your home or office with a potted arrangement made using a set of bookends.

Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m.
  
Forest Immersion
THIS EXPERIENCE IS SOLD OUT. Next session is June 13. Also known as “forest bathing” or shinrin-yoku, this is a type of nature therapy that immerses your senses, slows down your mind and body, and helps you feel connected with the forest life around you. This hour-long guided session in the woodland trail will allow you to unplug from technology and bring you into the present moment. Take this time to unwind from your work week and feel refreshed and relaxed by deepening your relationship with nature. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, May 24 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 club will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday morning from April 6 through October 25. No reservations or timed tickets required. Bring your membership card and photo ID.

Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Lauritzen Gardens. Yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday, will thoughtfully guide you through traditional, sustained postures with attention to flexibility and basic alignment.

Tuesday, May 31 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 club will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday morning from April 6 through October 25. No reservations or timed tickets required. Bring your membership card and photo ID.

Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m.
  
Basics of Watercolor Painting
Explore the world of watercolor 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. Absolutely no experience is necessary! $50, $40 for garden members.

Saturday, June 4 at 8 a.m.
  
Opening to Our Energy Being with Qigong
Qigong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) is a practice of coordinated movements and breathing done in repetition for clearing, cultivating, and balancing energy within the body while also building strength and stability. It is a gentle form of exercise that can be though of as a moving meditation.
Fairy Doors
Welcome fairies into your home and garden by creating your own portal into their magical realm. We will be painting and putting a flourish of floral touches on fairy doors to take home and start your own fairy garden. Fun for the whole family! $30, $20 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, June 4 at 9:30 p.m.
  
Night Sky at Lauritzen Gardens: Crescent Moon and Stars
THIS NATURE EXPERIENCE 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. $20, $10 for garden members.

Monday, June 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Hanging Succulent Garden
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. Using an adorable hanging vessel, participants will design a trendy succulent garden to add extra flair, and a bit of green, to their home.

Tuesday, June 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 club will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday morning from April 6 through October 25. No reservations or timed tickets required. Bring your membership card and photo ID.

Wednesday, June 8 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Lauritzen Gardens. Yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday, will thoughtfully guide you through traditional, sustained postures with attention to flexibility and basic alignment.

Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m.
  
Resonant Sounds
An immersive, meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves from the crystal singing bowls and various instruments. This is an intentional space that uses sound to help relax and calm the mind, leading the mind from an active state to a more calmed state. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Friday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Wildflower Walk
Nebraska Wildflower Week is a celebration of wildflowers and native plants in the wild and in the landscape. Join Director of Conservation, Jim Locklear, on a tour of the wildflowers in the garden. Pre-registration is required

Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Polymer Clay Bottle Opener Class
Just in time for Father's Day, learn how to make the perfect gift for dad! In this class, you'll be decorating one bottle opener with polymer clay. This is a beginner class and no experience is required. Pre-registration is required. $30, $20 for garden members.

Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera.

Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, June 11 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 3: Point of View
More than 85% of all photos taken are created from a standing up, eye-level height. As we change our POV we change the perspective and the elements within the frame. This class is about exploring new points of view. Prerequisite: Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor.

Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m.
  
Wildflower Walk
Nebraska Wildflower Week is a celebration of wildflowers and native plants in the wild and in the landscape. Join Director of Conservation, Jim Locklear, on a tour of the wildflowers in the garden.

Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Forest Immersion
Also known as “forest bathing” or shinrin-yoku, this is a type of nature therapy that immerses your senses, slows down your mind and body, and helps you feel connected with the forest life around you. This hour-long guided session in the woodland trail will allow you to unplug from technology and bring you into the present moment. Take this time to unwind from your work week and feel refreshed and relaxed by deepening your relationship with nature. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, June 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 club will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday morning from April 6 through October 25. No reservations or timed tickets required. Bring your membership card and photo ID.

Wednesday, June 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m.
  
Watercolor Painting: Expressive Botanicals
Learn to loosen up your paintings and create vibrant, expressive pieces in watercolor. Focusing on botanical subject matter, this course will explore the art of capturing the ethereal nature of blooms and foliage through the study of light, composition, and layered washes. $50, $40 for garden members.

Friday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Rose Garden Tour with the Omaha Rose Society
Enjoy a tram ride out to the Robert H. Storz Family Rose Garden at twilight followed by a tour of the garden from Don Swanson of the Omaha Rose Society. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, June 18 at 8 a.m.
  
Pathway to the Heart - Qigong for the Cardiovascular System
Qigong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) is a practice of coordinated movements and breathing done in repetition for clearing, cultivating, and balancing energy within the body while also building strength and stability. It is a gentle form of exercise that can be though of as a moving meditation.

Tuesday, June 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 club will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday morning from April 6 through October 25. No reservations or timed tickets required. Bring your membership card and photo ID.

Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m.
  
Summer Solstice Lecture with Rick Darke
Our garden is our home habitat. For most of us, it's the landscape we spend the most time in and a place we turn to for solace, beauty and inspiration. If it's designed to support a great variety of life it will be full of surprise, adding intrigue and interest to every day. Expanding on the subject of The Living Landscape, this richly illustrated talk will present ideas for the plant selection, design, and care of home and community landscapes that are practical and durable, but also beautiful and joyfully livable. $15, $10 for garden members.

Wednesday, June 22 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Lauritzen Gardens. Yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday, will thoughtfully guide you through traditional, sustained postures with attention to flexibility and basic alignment.

Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m.
  
Resonant Sounds
An immersive, meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves from the crystal singing bowls and various instruments. This is an intentional space that uses sound to help relax and calm the mind, leading the mind from an active state to a more calmed state. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m.
  
Papermaking: Watermarks
Watermarks are designs set into a sheet of paper while the sheets are being formed. These hidden images are revealed when light shines through the thinner parts of the sheet. Learn techniques for creating watermarks and form your own watermarked sheets of paper to take home. $35, $25 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m.
  
Butterfly Walk
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 a docent 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. Pre-registration is required.
Paint Pool Totes
Make a splash by creating your own beach bag pool tote! Get inspired to create lush beach scenes or relaxing tropical plants using waterproof paint on canvas tote bags. Bring your friends and start the summer fun! $40, $30 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m.
  
Intro to Natural Dyes
This class will look at the history of natural dyes as well as an overview of some of the most well known dye plants and insects. Participants will get to experience the process of dyeing cellulose fibers in the provided natural dye vats. Pre-registration is required. $30, $20 for garden members.

Monday, June 27 at 6 p.m.
  
Forest Immersion
Also known as “forest bathing” or shinrin-yoku, this is a type of nature therapy that immerses your senses, slows down your mind and body, and helps you feel connected with the forest life around you. This hour-long guided session in the woodland trail will allow you to unplug from technology and bring you into the present moment. Take this time to unwind from your work week and feel refreshed and relaxed by deepening your relationship with nature. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, June 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 club will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday morning from April 6 through October 25. No reservations or timed tickets required. Bring your membership card and photo ID.

Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Tuesday, July 5 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 club will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday morning from April 6 through October 25. No reservations or timed tickets required. Bring your membership card and photo ID.

Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Leaves - SESSION 1
Join us as we investigate the incredible world of leaf forms with our pencils! Learn how to create an accurate leaf illustration in graphite using line techniques and measurements. THREE SESSIONS. Class meets July 5, July 12, July 13. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, July 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Lauritzen Gardens. Yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday, will thoughtfully guide you through traditional, sustained postures with attention to flexibility and basic alignment.

Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Resonant Sounds
An immersive, meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves from the crystal singing bowls and various instruments. This is an intentional space that uses sound to help relax and calm the mind, leading the mind from an active state to a more calmed state. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Basics of Watercolor Painting
Explore the world of watercolor 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. Absolutely no experience is necessary! $50, $40 for garden members.

Saturday, July 9 at Noon
  
Basket Weaving: Ocean Blue
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.

Saturday, July 9 at 9:30 p.m.
  
Night Sky at Lauritzen Gardens: Quarter Moon and Stars
THIS EXPERIENCE 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. $20, $10 for garden members.

Monday, July 11 at 6 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.

Tuesday, July 12 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 club will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday morning from April 6 through October 25. No reservations or timed tickets required. Bring your membership card and photo ID.

Tuesday, July 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Leaves - SESSION 2
Join us as we investigate the incredible world of leaf forms with our pencils! Learn how to create an accurate leaf illustration in graphite using line techniques and measurements. THREE SESSIONS. Class meets July 5, July 12, July 13. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing for Beginners: Leaves - SESSION 3
Join us as we investigate the incredible world of leaf forms with our pencils! Learn how to create an accurate leaf illustration in graphite using line techniques and measurements. THREE SESSIONS. Class meets July 5, July 12, July 13. Pre-registration is required.
Wine Bottle Painting: Fireflies
Capture the magic of summer in a jar. Create your own scene of fireflies and flowers with paint on a wine bottle! We will fill them with fairy lights to create that perfect centerpiece for your picnic or summer ambiance in your home. $40, $30 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, July 19 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 club will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday morning from April 6 through October 25. No reservations or timed tickets required. Bring your membership card and photo ID.

Wednesday, July 20 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Lauritzen Gardens. Yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday, will thoughtfully guide you through traditional, sustained postures with attention to flexibility and basic alignment.

Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m.
  
Watercolor Painting: Exploring Texture
Learn advanced techniques of applying pigments to create more texture in your work. Explore different kinds of pigments and media that be can used alongside watercolor for dynamic compositions that draw the eye to look more closely. $50, $40 for garden members.

Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m.
  
Resonant Sounds
An immersive, meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves from the crystal singing bowls and various instruments. This is an intentional space that uses sound to help relax and calm the mind, leading the mind from an active state to a more calmed state. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Saturday, July 23 at 9 a.m.
  
Papermaking: Pulp Painting
Paint with a colorful array of paper pulp. Pulp painting is the technique of adding pigmented pulp into a sheet of paper as the sheet is being formed. Explore painting with pigmented pulp, as well as the natural hues of plant fibers and create your own paintings to take home. $35, $25 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m.
  
Butterfly Walk
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 a docent 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. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, July 25 at 6 p.m.
  
Forest Immersion
Also known as “forest bathing” or shinrin-yoku, this is a type of nature therapy that immerses your senses, slows down your mind and body, and helps you feel connected with the forest life around you. This hour-long guided session in the woodland trail will allow you to unplug from technology and bring you into the present moment. Take this time to unwind from your work week and feel refreshed and relaxed by deepening your relationship with nature. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Tuesday, July 26 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 club will help you fight stress, strengthen your mind and body and feel rejuvenated. Every Tuesday morning from April 6 through October 25. No reservations or timed tickets required. Bring your membership card and photo ID.

Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Tuesday, August 2 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing: Flowers - SESSION 1
Are you interested in learning more about flowers? In this class, we will draw flowers and learn more about what makes floral families different from each other. We will use basic line drawing techniques and record our hands-on explorations in a sketchbook. TWO SESSIONS. August 2 and 3. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, August 3 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Lauritzen Gardens. Yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday, will thoughtfully guide you through traditional, sustained postures with attention to flexibility and basic alignment.

Wednesday, August 3 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing: Flowers - SESSION 2
Are you interested in learning more about flowers? In this class, we will draw flowers and learn more about what makes floral families different from each other. We will use basic line drawing techniques and record our hands-on explorations in a sketchbook. TWO SESSIONS. August 2 and 3. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, August 4 at 6 p.m.
  
Resonant Sounds
An immersive, meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves from the crystal singing bowls and various instruments. This is an intentional space that uses sound to help relax and calm the mind, leading the mind from an active state to a more calmed state. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, August 4 at 6 p.m.
  
Basics of Watercolor Painting
Explore the world of watercolor 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. Absolutely no experience is necessary! $50, $40 for garden members.

Friday, August 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Polymer Clay Desk Pen Set
The perfect back to school project, in this class you'll be decorating a trio of desk pens with polymer clay. This is a beginner class and no experience is required. Great for ages 12+. Pre-registration is required. $30, $20 for garden members

Monday, August 8 at 6 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.

Tuesday, August 9 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing: Flowers - SESSION 1
Are you interested in learning more about flowers? In this class, we will draw flowers and learn more about what makes floral families different from each other. We will use basic line drawing techniques and record our hands-on explorations in a sketchbook. TWO SESSIONS. August 9 and 10. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, August 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Wednesday, August 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing: Flowers - SESSION 2
Are you interested in learning more about flowers? In this class, we will draw flowers and learn more about what makes floral families different from each other. We will use basic line drawing techniques and record our hands-on explorations in a sketchbook. TWO SESSIONS. August 9 and 10. Pre-registration is required.
Sunflowers in Acrylic
Channel your inner Van Gogh and come paint “en plein air” with us. For the lovers of summer’s golden beauty, we will be painting with acrylic paint on canvas outside near the sunflowers. Come capture this beautiful experience of classic contentment in the garden. All experience levels welcome. $40, $30 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, August 14 at 2 p.m.
  
Introduction to Indigo
Learn all about indigo, one of the oldest dyes on record. Learn its history, how to create dye, and the Japanese mark-making process called Shibori. Participants will create their own piece of unique cloth artwork. Appropriate for all levels. Pre-registration is required. $30, $20 for garden members

Wednesday, August 17 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Lauritzen Gardens. Yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday, will thoughtfully guide you through traditional, sustained postures with attention to flexibility and basic alignment.

Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m.
  
Watercolor Painting: Expressive Botanicals
Learn to loosen up your paintings and create vibrant, expressive pieces in watercolor. Focusing on botanical subject matter, this course will explore the art of capturing the ethereal nature of blooms and foliage through the study of light, composition, and layered washes. $50, $40 for garden members.

Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m.
  
Resonant Sounds
An immersive, meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves from the crystal singing bowls and various instruments. This is an intentional space that uses sound to help relax and calm the mind, leading the mind from an active state to a more calmed state. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Saturday, August 20 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera.

Saturday, August 20 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Tailgater
Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. $50, $40 for garden members

Saturday, August 20 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use.
Spa Focus
Tap into nature's secrets and create your own day spa kit. Utilizing the soothing power of plants, make relaxing green tea eye masks, soothing epsom salt soaks, invigorating sugar scrubs and more. Then use them to help transition through the seasons in the tranquility of your own home spa! $40, $30 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, August 20 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 3: Mindfulness
Mindfulness is about becoming more aware of your entire viewfinder, use of positive negative space and paying attention to the background. Prerequisite: Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor.

Monday, August 22 at 6 p.m.
  
Forest Immersion
Also known as “forest bathing” or shinrin-yoku, this is a type of nature therapy that immerses your senses, slows down your mind and body, and helps you feel connected with the forest life around you. This hour-long guided session in the woodland trail will allow you to unplug from technology and bring you into the present moment. Take this time to unwind from your work week and feel refreshed and relaxed by deepening your relationship with nature. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Friday, August 26 at 8 p.m.
  
Singing Insects Twilight Tour
Join Dr. Ted Burk for an evening exploration of the garden- as he helps you learn to listen for the sounds of insect life in the summer garden. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, August 27 at 9 a.m.
  
Papermaking: Lamination
Lamination is the technique of sealing objects between two sheets of handmade paper while the paper is being formed. Create sheets embedded with gathered materials from the garden and beyond to take home. $35, $25 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, August 29 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Sunset on Summer
In this workshop, participants will learn basic vase design skills using regional, late-summer blooms. Pre-registration is required by August 22. $55, $45 for garden members.

Wednesday, September 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Wednesday, September 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Sketchbooks and Plants of Interest
Keeping a botanical sketchbook is a great way to preserve your memory of time in the garden and keep a record of when plants and flowering or fruiting each year. In this drawing class, we will explore one of the plants on Lauritzen Gardens' plants of interest list. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Lauritzen Gardens. Yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday, will thoughtfully guide you through traditional, sustained postures with attention to flexibility and basic alignment.

Thursday, September 8 at 6 p.m.
  
Basics of Watercolor Painting
Explore the world of watercolor 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. Absolutely no experience is necessary! $50, $40 for garden members.

Monday, September 12 at 6 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.

Wednesday, September 14 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Lauritzen Gardens. Yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday, will thoughtfully guide you through traditional, sustained postures with attention to flexibility and basic alignment.

Thursday, September 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Resonant Sounds
An immersive, meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves from the crystal singing bowls and various instruments. This is an intentional space that uses sound to help relax and calm the mind, leading the mind from an active state to a more calmed state. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Saturday, September 17 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera.

Saturday, September 17 at noon
  
Crochet Workshop: Block Builder
Give new life to yarn scraps as you learn to crochet two block motifs: the classic granny square and the jazzy circle square. Participants will learn how to assemble blocks and how to chain, slip stitch, and how to single and double crochet. $30, $20 for garden members.

Saturday, September 17 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use.
Hanging Lantern
Create your own lantern! Perfect for a backyard garden party or to bring a lovely glow in your home. Let silent silhouettes cast shadows of the scene on your lantern. Use it to add ambiance to any room or gathering. $40, $30 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, September 17 at 6 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 3: Speaking in More Than One Tense
With the proliferation of modern zoom lenses, we’ve gotten into the habit of just zooming to fill the frame with our subject. But different focal lengths create very different effects. This class is about becoming aware of your focal length and using it to the advantage of the image you want to create. Prerequisite: Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor.

Sunday, September 18 at 2 p.m.
  
Eco-Print Upcycle
It's time to use the yearly harvest to make something extra special to enter into the winter with. We'll be using the eco-print process to create exciting and energetic color designs on old fabrics that are as drab as the winter weather. Feel free to bring any natural material garment you would like, fabric yardage, or old linens for this process. Pre-registration is required. $30, $20 for garden members.

Monday, September 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Accessorize with Blooms
Love flowers? Why not wear them? Spend the evening creating your own jewelry pieces with beautiful florals. Pre-registration is required by September 12. $55, $45 for garden members.

Wednesday, September 21 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Thursday, September 22 at 6 p.m.
  
Watercolor Painting: Exploring Texture
Learn advanced techniques of applying pigments to create more texture in your work. Explore different kinds of pigments and media that be can used alongside watercolor for dynamic compositions that draw the eye to look more closely. $50, $40 for garden members.

Friday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Celebrate the Conservation Discovery Garden Twilight Tour
Join Jim Locklear, our Director of Conservation, as we celebrate our native plants in the Conservation Garden. We will tram out to the garden to see a collection of amazing native specimens and hear what we are doing to study and conserve them at Lauritzen Gardens. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, September 24 at 9 a.m.
  
Papermaking: Dyeing Paper
Use gathered materials from the garden and beyond to dye handmade paper. Learn which plants make good dyes for paper, how to process the plants, and about the range of color that can be achieved from one plant. $35, $25 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m.
  
Forest Immersion
Also known as “forest bathing” or shinrin-yoku, this is a type of nature therapy that immerses your senses, slows down your mind and body, and helps you feel connected with the forest life around you. This hour-long guided session in the woodland trail will allow you to unplug from technology and bring you into the present moment. Take this time to unwind from your work week and feel refreshed and relaxed by deepening your relationship with nature. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Wednesday, September 28 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Lauritzen Gardens. Yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday, will thoughtfully guide you through traditional, sustained postures with attention to flexibility and basic alignment.

Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m.
  
Resonant Sounds
An immersive, meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves from the crystal singing bowls and various instruments. This is an intentional space that uses sound to help relax and calm the mind, leading the mind from an active state to a more calmed state. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Wednesday, October 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Sketchbooks and Plants of Interest
Keeping a botanical sketchbook is a great way to preserve your memory of time in the garden and keep a record of when plants and flowering or fruiting each year. In this drawing class, we will explore one of the plants on Lauritzen Gardens' plants of interest list. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, October 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Thursday, October 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Basics of Watercolor Painting
Explore the world of watercolor 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. Absolutely no experience is necessary! $50, $40 for garden members.

Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m.
  
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 pot with soil, and will learn how to perfect and maintain their bonsai plant. Presented by the Nebraska Bonsai Society

Sunday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m.
  
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 pot with soil, and will learn how to perfect and maintain their bonsai plant. Presented by the Nebraska Bonsai Society

Monday, October 10 at 6 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.

Tuesday, October 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing: Trees and Leaves- SESSION 1
In this class, we will explore different forms of tree leaves, fruits, and overall growth pattern. Learn how trees are classified and how this applies to illustrating them. Explore ways of recording leaf structure through rubbings, tracings, and sketches. Learn strategies for sketching trees in the landscape.

Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by the unmatched beauty of Lauritzen Gardens. Yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday, will thoughtfully guide you through traditional, sustained postures with attention to flexibility and basic alignment.

Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Drawing: Trees and Leaves- SESSION 2
In this class, we will explore different forms of tree leaves, fruits, and overall growth pattern. Learn how trees are classified and how this applies to illustrating them. Explore ways of recording leaf structure through rubbings, tracings, and sketches. Learn strategies for sketching trees in the landscape.

Thursday, October 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Resonant Sounds
An immersive, meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves from the crystal singing bowls and various instruments. This is an intentional space that uses sound to help relax and calm the mind, leading the mind from an active state to a more calmed state. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Saturday, October 15 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera.

Saturday, October 15 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Colors Of The Season
Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. $50, $40 for garden members

Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, October 15 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 3: Point of View
More than 85% of all photos taken are created from a standing up, eye-level height. As we change our POV we change the perspective and the elements within the frame. This class is about exploring new points of view. Prerequisite: Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor.

Wednesday, October 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m.
  
Watercolor Painting: Expressive Botanicals
Learn to loosen up your paintings and create vibrant, expressive pieces in watercolor. Focusing on botanical subject matter, this course will explore the art of capturing the ethereal nature of blooms and foliage through the study of light, composition, and layered washes. $50, $40 for garden members.

Friday, October 21 at 5 p.m.
  
Fall Color in the Arboretum Twilight Tour
Fall colors at dusk and sunset are some of the most magnificent times to be in the Arboretum and Oberman Bird Sanctuary. Come learn what trees produce the most vibrant and varied colors and experience the arboretum in its colorful fall glory. Includes a tram ride. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, October 22 at 9 a.m.
  
Papermaking: Sculptural Techniques
Learn about a plethora of 3-d forms that artists have created using paper pulp and techniques such as wrapping, dipping, casting, and moulding. Using gathered materials from the garden and beyond, experiment with creating your own sculptural forms from handmade paper. $35, $25 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, October 22 at noon
  
Weaving on a Frame Loom
Create a beautiful tapestry as you learn the ancient art of weaving. Participants will learn how to warp the loom and weave with a variety of flat and flexible materials. Pre-registration is required. $30, $20 for garden members.

Monday, October 24 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Flowers of Fright
Get into the Halloween spirit with this spooky-themed design class. Pre-registration is required by October 17. $55, $45 for garden members.

Monday, October 24 at 6 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.

Wednesday, October 26 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Hatha Yoga Basics
Practice yoga vinyasa in Omaha’s most spectacular and tranquil setting, Lauritzen Gardens. Join instructor, Theresa Cassaday, as she expertly guides you through gentle, sequenced movement and classic postures – designed to build strength and deepen your connection to breath.

Thursday, October 27 at 6 p.m.
  
Resonant Sounds
An immersive, meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves from the crystal singing bowls and various instruments. This is an intentional space that uses sound to help relax and calm the mind, leading the mind from an active state to a more calmed state. Pre-registration is required. $15, $10 for garden members.

Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m.
  
Loveland Garden Club Lecture: “Learning From The Indigenous Roots of Sustainably Forestry in the U.S.A.: Promoting Sustainability, Community Healing, and Partnerships” with Michael Dockry
Join Professor Michael Dockry as he details the Indigenous roots of sustainable forestry, starting with the Memominee Nation in Wisconsin, and how that history can inform contemporary forestry practices, ecological restoration efforts, and lead to community healing.

Saturday, December 3 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Flurries
Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. $50, $40 for garden members
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