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All-European Show and Shine
Art Exhibit: Before We're Gone by Dori Settles
Art Exhibit: Funtastic Fibers Group
Art Exhibit: Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild
Art Exhibit: Pam Harp and Judy Thompson
Bonsai Exhibition
Deck the Holidays
Easter Brunch
Easter Extravaganza
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Garden Twilight
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
Glee Handbell Choir of Japan
Guild Spring Luncheon and Lecture
Holiday Harmony
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Holiday Poinsettia Show Aglow
Ikebana Exhibition
Japanese Ambience Festival
Leashes at Lauritzen
Mothers Day Brunch
National Poinsettia Day
Omaha Gives!
Orchid Show and Sale
Patriotic Perches
Railroad Days
Rose Day and Show
Sandhill Crane Migration Trip
Tempo of Twilight
The Amazing Stinko
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Valentine's Day Dinner
Walking Club
Great Gnome Escape
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Events and Exhibits
WHAT'S IN BLOOM?
Fall colors have arrived! Sumac, monkshood, lead plant, sugar maples, black gums, Eastern red cedars, Washington hawthorns, and more are adding color and interest to the landscape.

November 2, 2019 through January 6, 2020
  
Art Exhibit: Funtastic Fibers at the Garden
A collective exhibition of textiles and fiber art inspired by the natural world.

November 23, 2019 through January 5, 2020
  
Merry & Bright: Holiday Poinsettia Show
Be amazed by this spectacular floral display featuring a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree, model trains and other nostalgic decorations. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

November 23 and 24, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Bright Nights (formerly Holiday Poinsettia Show AGLOW)
Once again, Lauritzen Gardens is making the holiday season merry and BRIGHT! The holiday poinsettia show and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with light as the garden extends its hours on select evenings to celebrate the beauty of the season.

Wednesday, November 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Bright Nights (formerly Holiday Poinsettia Show AGLOW)
Once again, Lauritzen Gardens is making the holiday season merry and BRIGHT! The holiday poinsettia show and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with light as the garden extends its hours on select evenings to celebrate the beauty of the season.

Saturday, November 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Bright Nights (formerly Holiday Poinsettia Show AGLOW)
Once again, Lauritzen Gardens is making the holiday season merry and BRIGHT! The holiday poinsettia show and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with light as the garden extends its hours on select evenings to celebrate the beauty of the season.

Sunday, December 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Bright Nights (formerly Holiday Poinsettia Show AGLOW)
Once again, Lauritzen Gardens is making the holiday season merry and BRIGHT! The holiday poinsettia show and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with light as the garden extends its hours on select evenings to celebrate the beauty of the season.

December 5, 2019
  
Deck the Holidays featuring David Eads
The Lauritzen Gardens Guild is excited to welcome David Eads, Executive Director and CEO of the Tournament of Roses to share an exclusive look at what it takes to create this spectacular celebration of flowers and the turning of the calendar year. David, who revels in “the opportunity to be a part of something with such immense global impact,” will walk us through the year-round planning by the staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to create this premiere holiday event.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
  
National Poinsettia Day
Celebrate this national holiday, commemorating this gorgeous holiday plant, while visiting the poinsettia show. The first 100 households receive a free poinsettia.

December 7 and 8 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Bright Nights (formerly Holiday Poinsettia Show AGLOW)
Once again, Lauritzen Gardens is making the holiday season merry and BRIGHT! The holiday poinsettia show and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with light as the garden extends its hours on select evenings to celebrate the beauty of the season.

Thursday, December 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  
Holiday Cheers: A Festive Night for Adults 21+
Get into the holiday spirit at this ultra-merry event for adults only! Explore the holiday poinsettia show with a drink in hand, enjoy the lights of Merry & Bright, play games on the patio, create a festive masterpiece on our Lite-Brite trees, buy a S'mores kit and roast a marshmallow by the fire, and listen to live music by Tracy Skretta. Perfect for a date night or an evening with friends. Admission ($20, $10 for members if purchased by December 5) includes one drink ticket. Cash-only bars will be set with a selection of beer, cider and wine, as well as a signature cocktail available for purchase. The cafe will be open for dinner service and Coneflower Creamery will be onsite dishing up some sweet treats. MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND.

December 14 through 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Bright Nights (formerly Holiday Poinsettia Show AGLOW)
Once again, Lauritzen Gardens is making the holiday season merry and BRIGHT! The holiday poinsettia show and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with light as the garden extends its hours on select evenings to celebrate the beauty of the season.

December 26 through 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Bright Nights (formerly Holiday Poinsettia Show AGLOW)
Once again, Lauritzen Gardens is making the holiday season merry and BRIGHT! The holiday poinsettia show and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with light as the garden extends its hours on select evenings to celebrate the beauty of the season.

January 2 through 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Bright Nights (formerly Holiday Poinsettia Show AGLOW)
Once again, Lauritzen Gardens is making the holiday season merry and BRIGHT! The holiday poinsettia show and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with light as the garden extends its hours on select evenings to celebrate the beauty of the season.

November 23, 2019 through January 5, 2020
  
Holiday Harmony
Listen to live holiday music that enhances the ambience of the festive surroundings and makes for a joyous afternoon outing.

January 9 through March 30, 2020
  
Art Exhibit: Before We're Gone by Dori Settles
An exhibit of paintings featuring endangered species of the animal and plant kingdoms by Dori Settles, a multi-passionate artist working with a variety of mediums to bring awareness to the environment and encourage others to make small changes to create a positive impact.

Friday, February 14, 2020
  
Valentine's Day Dinner
Experience one of the most beautiful, exquisite Valentine’s Day dinners in Omaha, in the intimate surroundings of the visitor and education center.

February 19 through March 3, 2020
  
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
In honor of the Japanese celebration of Hinamatsuri, also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, discover a vast set of ornamental Imperial dolls, or hina-ningyo, representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period (A.D. 794 - 1185) on display.

March 12, 2020 at 7 p.m.
  
Gardenlust: Loveland Garden Club Lecture with Chris Woods
For three years, Chris Woods traveled the world seeking out contemporary gardens and found fifty of the best. With wit and humor, he describes the most arresting features in public parks in exotic locations like New Delhi and Dubai, mission-redefining botanic gardens in Chile and Australia, and the most enviable details of lavish private estates and gemlike city yards. Throughout his lecture, he reveals the fascinating people, plants, and stories that make these gardens so lust-worthy. $15, $10 for garden members (includes a dessert reception).

March 17 and 18, 2020
  
Sandhill Crane Migration Bus Tour
Journey along the Platte River Valley and experience hundreds of thousands of beautiful Sandhill cranes in their majestic migration. This is a must-see tour where you will enjoy one of nature’s treasures, and is also a great chance for unique birding and photography opportunities.

March 28 and 29, 2020
  
Greater Omaha Orchid Society's Orchid Show and Sale
Don't miss the 2020 Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s 33rd Annual Orchid Show and Sale. Visitors will get the opportunity to see and prime specimens of these exotic plants up close and purchase a plant of their own.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from noon to 3 p.m.
  
Easter Extravaganza
Don't miss this afternoon of fun with crafts, egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Tuesday mornings, April through October
  
Walking Club
Get your morning exercise with a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden.

Sunday, April 12, 2020
  
Easter Brunch
An annual tradition for many area families, enjoy a fabulous Easter brunch at the garden.

2020 date to be announced
  
Inspiring: Guild Spring Luncheon

2020 date to be announced
  
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Don't miss a TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration- a fun day dedicated to trees. Enjoy a variety of tree-themed educational activities designed for families to learn about a variety of tree topics. The first 100 households will receive a FREE tree seedling. Children who dress like a tree get in free.

May 1 through 3, 2020
  
Ikebana Exhibition
This Ikebana exhibition features arrangements from both classical and contemporary schools of Ikebana. Members of Ikebana International Omaha #60 will be present during show hours to meet guests and answer questions about the art of Ikebana.

May 1 through 3, 2020
  
Bonsai Exhibition
Members of the Nebraska Bonsai Society will share their passion for the art of styling trees and help you better understand both the art and the science of bonsai in Nebraska.

Sunday, May 10, 2020
  
Mother's Day Brunch
Treat the special women in your life with a day of delicious food, botanical beauty and family togetherness.

Mondays and Tuesdays During the Summer Months
  
Garden Twilight
Visit the garden during the twilight hours for a relaxing way to end the summer days. Monday and Tuesday evenings from May 13 through September 10, 2019.

Wednesday, May 22 from midnight to midnight
  
Omaha Gives!
A community-wide event to show off Omaha's spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Anyone can participate and ANY AMOUNT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

2020 dates TBD
  
Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Concert Series
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

2020 dates to be announced
  
Rose Day and Show
Join the Omaha Rose Society for their annual Rose Day and Show, to promote the culture and appreciation of the rose.

2020 dates TBD
  
Patriotic Perches
A collection of 51 handcrafted birdhouses that combines art, geography, horticulture and birding to educate visitors about state birds and flowers and how to attract wildlife to their garden space.

July 13 and 14, 2019
  
Railroad Days
Celebrate all things train and track while visiting the model railroad garden.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
  
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.

2020 dates TBD
  
Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show
Entering its seventeenth year, the show brings a wide range of museum quality antiques, as well as renowned experts in antiques, gardening, art and design to Omaha.

2020 dates TBD
  
Japanese Ambience Festival
For an entire weekend, the garden grounds are alive with merriment as guests celebrate the joys of autumn and experience the Japanese culture first-hand.

Sunday, October 27 from noon to 4 p.m.
  
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Dress in costume and trick-or-treat through the garden at various Halloween activity stations.
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