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All-European Show and Shine
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Art Exhibit: James Laurent
Art Exhibit: Katrina Methot-Swanson
Art Exhibit: Tyler King
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
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

On display through October 1, 2017
  
Cactus and Succulent Display
See a curated exhibit of the garden's rarely seen cactus and succulent collection and learn about these interesting plants, their adaptations, growing requirements, beautiful blooms and more!

Tuesdays, April 4 through October 31, 2017
  
Walking Club
Get your morning exercise with a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden.

July 13 through September 11, 2017
  
Art Exhibit: Inspired by Color by Katrina Methot-Swanson

September 27 through October 15, 2017
  
Lithuanian Folk Wood Sculpture Carving
In celebration of Omaha's Sister City of Šiauliai, Lithuania, Lauritzen Gardens will host a third live demonstration of Lithuanian wood sculpture carving this fall. Aurimas Šimkus will return to the garden to create a series of three carvings that depict characters from an ancient Lithuanian folk tale, Jūratė and Kastytis, as part of the Saulės Takas project.

Monday, October 2, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

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.

October 7 and 8, 2017
  
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 29, 2017
  
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Dress in costume and trick-or-treat through the garden at various Halloween activity stations.

Select Sundays during 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.

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 24 and 25, 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.

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.

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.

2018 dates TBD
  
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 2017 Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s 30th 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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
  
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.

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.

2018 dates TBD
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring The Brits
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

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.

July 1 through 4, 2017
  
Fourth of July Weekend | Red, White and BLOOM!
The summer garden is BURSTING with color! Spend a bit of your holiday weekend with us- open Friday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

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

2018 date TBD
  
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.
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