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All-European Show and Shine
Art Exhibit: Albert Rhea
Art Exhibit: Funtastic Fibers Group
Art Exhibit: Illustrating Nature
Art Exhibit: Omaha Artists, Inc.
Art Exhibit: Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild
Art Exhibit: Omaha-Council Bluffs Miniature Guild
Art Exhibit: Pam Harp and Judy Thompson
Art Exhibit: Studio Art Quilt Associates
Bonsai Exhibition
Deck the Holidays
Dinosaur UpROAR
Easter Brunch
Easter Extravaganza
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Garden Twilight
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
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
National Public Gardens Day
Omaha Gives!
Orchid Show and Sale
Patriotic Perches
Railroad Days
Rose Day and Show
Sandhill Crane Migration Trip
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Tempo of Twilight
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Valentine's Day Dinner
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Events and Exhibits
ALERT: Holiday Poinsettia Tree under construction
On Monday, December 10, the poinsettia tree will be under construction as it is changed out to a new poinsettia variety. The tree will be not be full or of "show quality" for a portion of the day.

on display through December 31
  
Art Exhibit: Illustrating Nature by GNSI Great Plains Chapter
Members of the GNSI Great Plains Chapter are professional scientific illustrators and educators with an informal goal of education and outreach to generate awareness of our unique regional Great Plains ecosystems.

on display through January 1
  
Miracle on Farnam
Miracle on Farnam is back at Midtown Crossing at Turner Park and the garden has two holiday windows to share with you this year. Vote online for window #6 or #13 to help the garden win a cash prize at www.miracleonfarnamomaha.com. Voting ends December 25, 2018. Get in the holiday spirit and visit Midtown Crossing to see the creative work of area artists and organizations!

November 23, 2018 through January 6, 2019
  
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Be amazed by this spectacular floral display featuring a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree, model trains and other nostalgic decorations.

November 24-25, December 1-2, 8-9, 14-23, 26-30 and January 2-6, 2019
  
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
  
Holiday Harmony
Listen to live holiday music that enhances the ambience of the festive surroundings and makes for a joyous afternoon outing.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  
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 14 through 16, 2018
  
Art Exhibit: The Holidays in Miniature by the Omaha-Council Bluffs Miniature Guild
The Omaha-Council Bluffs Miniature Guild will showcase a wee winter wonderland, as they display a series of miniatures inspired by and decorated for the holiday season.

January 4 through February 11, 2019
  
Art Exhibit: Nebraska Habitat by Albert Rhea
This exhibition of macrophotography takes the guest into a smaller universe of vibrant colors, exquisite details and extraordinary patterns that are found in nature.

January 17 through May 12, 2019
  
Dinosaur UpROAR
Don't miss this life-sized adventure through the fauna and fearsome flora of Lauritzen Gardens that's fun for the whole family. Dinosaur UpROAR offers a realistic glimpse into the prehistoric world, allowing visitors to experience what life was like millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The indoor exhibit will feature 20 life-sized installations positioned throughout the garden, where massive creations by Guy Darrough and Lost World Studios will appear right at home nestled among plants that have survived through the ages and jungle-like landscapes.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
  
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 15-17, 22-24, March 1-3, 8-10, 2019
  
Dino-Nights
When the gates close and the sun goes down, guests get to explore the garden's "Jurassic dark." Get an evening fossil fix that's fun for the whole family when the sculptures of Dinosaur UpROAR are illuminated for a limited time.

February 19 through March 3, 2019
  
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 13 and 14, 2019
  
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. Pre-registration is required by February 27, 2019.

2019 date TBD
  
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 23 and 24, 2019
  
Greater Omaha Orchid Society's Orchid Show and Sale
Don't miss the 2019 Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s 32nd 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.
Art Exhibit: Flora & Feathers by Pam Harp and Judy Thompson
The delicate beauty of birds and blooms are portrayed in the expressive watercolors of artists Pam Harp and Judy Thompson. Each artist, in their own unique style, captures the vivid colors and gentle gestures of their garden subjects. Come experience the delightful, colorful creations of these two accomplished artists.

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

2019 date TBD
  
Inspiring: Guild Spring Luncheon
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.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
  
Easter Extravaganza
Don't miss this morning of fun with crafts, egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, April 21, 2019
  
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.

2019 dates TBD
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

May 3 through 5, 2019
  
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.

May 3 through 5, 2019
  
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 9 through June 17, 2019
  
Art Exhibit: Nature's Colorful Threads by the Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild
Members of the Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild have created pieces, individually or collaboratively, that showcase the various ways that fibers and dyes found in nature can become works of art.

Sunday, May 12, 2019
  
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.

2019 date TBD
  
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.

2019 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.

2019 date TBD
  
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.

June 18 through July 14, 2019
  
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 8, 2019
  
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.

September 19 through 22, 2019
  
Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show
Entering its sixteenth year, the show brings a wide range of museum quality antiques, as well as renowned experts in antiques, gardening, art and design to Omaha.

November 14, 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.

2019 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.

2019 date TBD
  
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Dress in costume and trick-or-treat through the garden at various Halloween activity stations.

2019 date TBD
  
Deck the Holidays featuring Bill Quade
Save the date to celebrate the holiday season with Bill Quade, Landscape Manager at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. A marvel of elegance and charm, learn about the estate’s gardens and grounds and find out how the historic property comes to life with fresh evergreens, holiday décor, magnificent Christmas trees and colorful holiday blooms.
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