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Easter Extravaganza
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Japanese Ambience Festival
Leashes at Lauritzen
Mothers Day Brunch
National Poinsettia Day
Orchid Show and Sale
Sandhill Crane Migration Trip
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Events and Exhibits
What's In Bloom?
The late spring garden is full of blooms with bleeding hearts, redbuds, allium, shooting stars, and tree peonies. The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory is bursting with lush, green foliage in the tropical house and camellias in the temperate house.

May 13 through June 30
  
StoryWalk® - Caring For the Environment
Take a stroll along the spring flowering walk and learn about the importance of caring for the environment and how to keep the world we live in clean and healthy. Following along with the story “Caring For the Environment” by Kristen Chang, your family can take part in some healthy, fun activities that fit the theme of the story and exercise your brain and body.

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?

Thursday, June 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Concert Series featuring Stan & The Chain Gang
We can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening than listening to live music in the garden! Join us for a harmonious blend of music and nature. Included with garden admission or membership.

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.

Tuesday, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Concert Series featuring The Persuaders
We can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening than listening to live music in the garden! Join us for a harmonious blend of music and nature. Included with garden admission or membership.

Thursday, June 9 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
  
Take Me To The Garden: Summer Soiree
Join the Lauritzen Gardens Guild for a summer soiree to benefit the garden's education programs. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be immersed in the splendor of the summer garden- with colorful blooms, beautiful foliage, and always delightful fireflies. Enjoy tram rides through the garden, opportunities to mix and mingle, and the chance to dance the night away under the stars.

Sunday, June 12
  
Omaha Rose Society's 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. Gardeners from throughout the region will exhibit a variety of superb rose blooms grown in their home gardens. Guests can also explore the rose garden to see more than 200 cultivars of garden roses and visit with rosarians to learn about roses and their care.

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.

Tuesday, June 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Concert Series featuring DAYBREAK
We can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening than listening to live music in the garden! Join us for a harmonious blend of music and nature. Included with garden admission or membership.

Thursday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Concert Series featuring Lemon Fresh Day
We can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening than listening to live music in the garden! Join us for a harmonious blend of music and nature. Included with garden admission or membership.

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 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Concert Series featuring Joystick
We can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening than listening to live music in the garden! Join us for a harmonious blend of music and nature. Included with garden admission or membership.

Tuesday, June 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Concert Series featuring The Brits
We can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening than listening to live music in the garden! Join us for a harmonious blend of music and nature. Included with garden admission or membership.

Thursday, June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  
Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Concert Series featuring R Style
We can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening than listening to live music in the garden! Join us for a harmonious blend of music and nature. Included with garden admission or membership.

July 1 through August 15
  
StoryWalk® - Honeybees
Take a stroll along the spring flowering walk and get an up-close look at the amazing world of honeybees. Following along with the story “Honeybees” by Colleen Sexton, your family can take part in some healthy, fun activities that fit the theme of the story and exercise your brain and body.

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.

August 16 through September 30
  
StoryWalk® - Acorn to Oak Tree
Take a stroll along the spring flowering walk and get an up-close look at the life cycle of an oak tree- from tiny acorn to mighty tree. Following along with the story “Acorn to Oak Tree” by Elizabeth Neuenfeldt, your family can take part in some healthy, fun activities that fit the theme of the story and exercise your brain and body.

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.

2023 event details TBD
  
Valentine's Day Dinner
Join us for an intimate Valentine's Day dinner. Reservations are now open.

March 25 and 26, 2023
  
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.

2023 dates TBD
  
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.

2023 event details TBD
  
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 28, 2023
  
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.

2023 event details TBD
  
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.

2023 event details TBD
  
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 8, 2022
  
Mother's Day Brunch
RESERVATIONS ARE FULL. To be placed on a waiting list, please call (402) 346-4002, ext. 201. 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!
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