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All-European Show and Shine
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Art Exhibit: Ann Brugenhemke
Art Exhibit: Katrina Methot-Swanson
Art Exhibit: Margaret Berry
Art Exhibit: Omaha Artists, Inc.
Art Exhibit: Pastels by Ann O'Hara
Art Exhibit: Studio Art Quilt Associates
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 Happening
Holiday Harmony
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Holiday Poinsettia Show Aglow
Japanese Ambience Festival
Leashes at Lauritzen
LEGO® Brick Artists Expo
Members Poinsettia Show Preview Party
Metamorphosis
Mothers Day Brunch
National Poinsettia Day
Nature Connects: Art With LEGO® Bricks
Nebraska Wildflower Week
Omaha Gives!
Orchid Show and Sale
Patriotic Perches
Railroad Days
Rose Day and Show
Sandhill Crane Migration Trip
Spring into Spring
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Summer Solstice Lecture
Sweet Corn Festival
Tempo of Twilight
The Amazing Stinko
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Valentine's Day Dinner
Walking Club
Cactus and Succulent Display
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Events and Exhibits

October 7 through November 17
  
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Discover a fascinating fabrication of flowers. Bold mums combine with brilliant colors, rich fabrics, diverse textures, gifts from the people of Shizuoka to the people of Omaha, and other exotic design elements- representative of the storied Japanese culture.

November 9 through December 31, 2018
  
Art Exhibit: Pastels by Ann O'Hara
The works in this show are a culmination of Ann O'Hara's recent experiences and represent the everyday moments and places that bring joy to life: a child picking berries, a field of wildflowers, sunrises and sunsets, the ocean, the prairie.

November 24 through January 4
  
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Be amazed by this spectacular floral display featuring a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree, model trains and other nostalgic decorations.

November 25 and 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 15-23, 26-30, January 2 and 3
  
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.

Select dates throughout the holiday season
  
Holiday Harmony
Listen to live holiday music that enhances the ambience of the festive surroundings and makes for a joyous afternoon outing.

Thursday, December 7
  
Deck the Holidays: Holiday Soiree featuring Danielle Rollins
Heralding the holiday season, this year's Lauritzen Gardens Guild Holiday Luncheon features renowned hostess and party planner, Danielle Rollins. Mixing a dash of glamour with an approachable flair, Danielle sets the standard for Gracious Living and Stylish Entertaining™.

December 9 and 10, 2017
  
Holiday Happening
Share holiday wishes with Santa, engage in make-and-take activities with the family and enjoy the holiday cheer.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  
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.

January 4 through February 27, 2018
  
Art Exhibit: Persistence: Branches, Barks & Berries by Margaret Berry
This exhibition explores the theme of persistence in nature through the winter months. Look for the sculptural beauty of bare branches, the brightness of berries and the mesmerizing texture of barks.

January 20 through May 13, 2018
  
Metamorphosis
Through amazing creations- inspired by nature and built from reclaimed materials, artists Sayaka Ganz and Aurora Robson will change the way you see art, plastics and our environment.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  
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.

March 2 through April 9, 2018
  
Art Exhibit: Passages by Studio Art Quilt Associates

February 20 through March 4, 2018
  
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.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
  
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the greenest place in Omaha with a scrumptious lunch that's full of Irish spirit.

March 20 and 21, 2018
  
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 24 and 25, 2018
  
Orchid Show
Don't miss the 2018 Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s 31st Annual Orchid Show and Sale (dates to be announced), Visitors will get the opportunity to see and prime specimens of these exotic plants up close and purchase a plant of their own.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
  
Easter Extravaganza
Don't miss this morning of fun with crafts, egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, April 1, 2018
  
Easter Brunch
An annual tradition for many area families, enjoy a fabulous Easter brunch at the garden. To make reservations, call Merri at (402) 346-4002, ext. 201.

Tuesdays, April 3 through October 30, 2018
  
Walking Club
Get your morning exercise with a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden.

April 12 through June 4, 2018
  
Art Exhibit: Widespread Flowering by Ann Brugenhemke

Thursday, April 19, 2018
  
Inspiring: Guild Spring Luncheon featuring Sybil Sylvester
As a "creative think tank" for flower fun, Sybil Sylvester and her prized team of floral designers have created one of the South's most talked-about flower shops, gaining national recognition for their captivating arrangements and event design.

2018 date TBD
  
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
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! In the spirit of Nebraska's homegrown holiday, children who dress like a tree will get in FREE!

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 15 through September 5, 2017.

2018 date TBD
  
Spring into Spring Plant Sale
A unique opportunity for the public to shop from an incredible variety of plants sold to benefit Lauritzen Gardens and a hand-picked selection of plants from area garden clubs and vendors.

Monday, May 7, 2018
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Sunday, May 13, 2018
  
Mother's Day Brunch
Treat the special women in your life with a day of delicious food, botanical beauty and family togetherness.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  
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.

Monday, June 4, 2018
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

June 7 through July 23
  
Art Exhibit: Another Bloomin' Exhibit by Omaha Artists, Inc.
An exhibition of art depicting flowers, landscapes and botanical themes in a variety of media by local artists.

Sunday, June 10, 2018
  
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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  
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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  
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.

June 20 through July 15, 2018
  
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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  
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.

Monday, July 2, 2018
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  
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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  
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.

July 14 and 15, 2018
  
Railroad Days
Celebrate all things train and track while visiting the model railroad garden.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  
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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  
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.

July 26 through September 16, 2018
  
Art Exhibit: Taking Root by Kristine Allphin
When Kristine Allphin began to play with batik on paper and discovered her passion for prairie grass, everything fell into place. This exhibit, full of color and texture, celebrates Batik (an ancient decorative art used to embellish textiles) and the many forms of beauty found in nature.

Monday, August 6, 2018
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

2018 dates TBD
  
Sweet Corn Festival
Indulge in all things sweet corn during this summer fun festival at Lauritzen Gardens.

Monday, September 3, 2018
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Sunday, September 9, 2018
  
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.

September 20 through 23, 2018
  
Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show
Entering its fifteenth year, the show brings a wide range of museum quality antiques, as well as renowned experts in antiques, gardening, art and design to Omaha.

Monday, October 1, 2018
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

October 6 and 7, 2018
  
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 28, 2018
  
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Dress in costume and trick-or-treat through the garden at various Halloween activity stations.
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