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All-European Show and Shine
Easter Brunch
Easter Extravaganza
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Japanese Ambience Festival
Leashes at Lauritzen
Mothers Day Brunch
National Poinsettia Day
Omaha Gives!
Orchid Show and Sale
Railroad Days
Sandhill Crane Migration Trip
Tempo of Twilight
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Valentine's Day Dinner
Walking Club
Pollination Investigation
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Great Gnome Escape

The Great Gnome Escape 

A Family Scavenger Hunt 

June 1 through September 2 


Once upon a time… 

garden gnomes worked their magic in the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory. Now the little fellas have revolted, gone rogue, broken loose, and taken up residency throughout the wooded arboretum. Together, they have a long list of misdeeds against the garden and its guests, and the department of gnomeland security needs your help to find them.   


While you explore the trail, see how many of our roaming gnomes you can find hidden throughout the arboretum and receive a special reward from the department of gnomeland security.  


Go BIG or Go Gnome! 

Follow the StoryWalk® in the arboretum and enjoy the adventures of Albert the Gnome and his bearded friends in the book Go BIG or Go Gnome! by Kristen Mayer.  


Gnome Zone  

 Hang out on the festival garden patio and play an assortment of family-friendly games.   


World Record Attempt 

August 9 | details TBA 

Put on your finest gnome attire and help us break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as garden gnomes.   


Hanging with Our Gnomies 

Nights in the garden for adults 21 and over 

June 20 and August 1 | 6 to 9 p.m. 




















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