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Easter Extravaganza
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Holiday Poinsettia Show
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Leashes at Lauritzen
Mothers Day Brunch
National Poinsettia Day
Orchid Show and Sale
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Events and Exhibits
What's In Bloom?
The garden is full of seedpods, berries, and grasses that add interest to the late season landscape. The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory is bursting with lush, green foliage in the tropical house.

January 29 through May 8, 2022
  
Wonders Under Glass
We have only scratched the surface of understanding plants, but what we do know is WONDROUS! Through a series of glass art installations by Matthew Shrader of Shrader Art Glass, paper art installations by garden staff, and photography by Chris Helzer, guests will explore how a plant grows from a tiny seed to a beautiful bloom and learn about the beauty and fragility of nature. Find out what plants need to help them grow, how seeds move, and the role plants play in Nebraska's ecosystems.

Monday, February 14, 2022
  
Valentine's Day Dinner
Join us for an intimate Valentine's Day dinner. Reservations are now open.

March 29 and 30, 2022
  
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.

February 22 through March 6, 2022
  
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 26 and 27, 2022
  
Greater Omaha Orchid Society Orchid Show and Sale
See the latest and greatest in orchids and purchase orchid specimens and growing supplies from the most knowledgeable orchid experts in the area.

April 4-18, 2022
  
Easter Extravaganza
This isn't your garden variety Easter egg hunt! The Easter bunny has an empty basket! See if you can find all 14 of his missing eggs by matching colors and patterns as you explore the spring garden.

Friday, April 29, 2022
  
Arbor Day TREE Giveaway
Celebrate Arbor Day by taking a walk through the arboretum or the woodland walk. The first 100 households will receive a FREE tree seedling.

April 29 and 30, May 1, 2022
  
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.

April 29 and 30, May 1, 2022
  
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.

Monday, May 2, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

May 8, 2022
  
Mother's Day Brunch
Treat the special women in your life with a day of delicious food, botanical beauty and family togetherness. Space is limited, so make your reservations early!

Monday, May 9, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

May 28 through September 5, 2022
  
Great Gnome Escape
With their tiny stature, pointy hats, and long beards, garden gnomes have become staples in gardens worldwide. At Lauritzen Gardens, the little fellas have broken loose and taken up residency in the garden- and it is up to guests to find them! Can you explore the trails and find them all?

Monday, June 6, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, June 13, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, July 4, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, July 11, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, August 1, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, August 8, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, September 5, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Sunday, September 11, 2022 from noon to 3 p.m.
  
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.

Monday, September 12, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

September 29 through October 2, 2022
  
Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show

Monday, October 3, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

October 8 to 31, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  
Wicked Plants Display
While there are far more heroes than villains in the botanical world, some plants are REALLY wicked. This display will showcase plants from our collection that poison, paralyze, puncture, intoxicate, eat flesh, and otherwise offend, some of which we commonly grow in our homes and gardens.

October 8 and 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  
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.

Monday, October 10, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Sunday, October 30, 2022 from noon to 4 p.m.
  
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Discover the things in nature that make the fall so festive! Dress in costume and explore a variety of fun and educational activity stations throughout the garden.

2022 dates TBD
  
Merry and Bright - Holiday Poinsettia Show
Thousands of poinsettias bursting with rich, vibrant color fill the floral display hall in a glowing tribute to the holidays during the spectacular holiday poinsettia show, Merry & Bright.

2022 dates TBD
  
Bright Nights

Various dates and times
  
Holiday Harmony
Join us during the holiday season to listen to live music amid the festive garden surroundings. Visitors are invited to stroll through the poinsettia show or cozy up next to the fireplace and enjoy lunch or a snack. 

Monday, December 12, 2022
  
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.
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