Founded in 1998 with the support of the Loveland Garden Club, the Lauritzen Gardens Guild membership is comprised of enthusiastic civic leaders from Omaha and its surrounding suburbs. The Lauritzen Gardens Guild is a volunteer organization dedicated to the support and growth of Lauritzen Gardens.
The guild is committed to assisting Lauritzen Gardens by broadening its awareness in the community, raising funds for its support and providing services that advance the garden's mission. Money raised through guild events supports educating children to celebrate the bond between people and plants- by engaging them through programs and displays that help to instill a deeper understanding of the need to conserve the earth's biological heritage and by promoting an ethic of environmental stewardship.
You are invited to join the Guild today.
Daffodils & Donuts | March 19, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come celebrate spring at Lauritzen Gardens with a day full of beautiful daffodils and delicious donuts. Online presales have now closed. Please visit the garden between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 19 to purchase daffodils and donuts (while supplies last). Bouquets ($50), Bundles ($20), Donuts ($1) and itty bitty bunches ($5) will be available for cash and carry. Proceeds benefit the guild and support educational programming at the garden. Project generously supported by Pinnacle Bank.
Take Me To The Garden: Summer Soiree | June 9, 2022 | 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Join the Lauritzen Gardens Guild for a casual summer gathering to benefit the garden and its educational programs.
Soirée: an intimate gathering of friends, ambient music, posh cocktails, refreshing craft beer, and elegant hors d'oeuvres. When the party happens in the garden, it becomes the Lauritzen Gardens Guild's second annual Take Me to the Garden: Summer Soirée. 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.
Reminiscent of the elegance of garden parties of the past, feel free to wear your favorite linen attire, a dapper fedora or an exquisite hat to set the mood for an evening of summer cheer and merriment.
$150 per person. Patron packages available. Supported by Tito's Handmade Vodka.
Event Reservations | Sponsor or Support the Event
Seasons of Giving Tree | November 18, 2022 through January 2, 2023
Add an ornament tag to the Seasons of Giving Tree to honor or remember a special person. Proceeds support holiday children's events at the garden.
Deck the Holidays: Lauritzen Gardens Guild Holiday Luncheon- Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the guild's annual holiday luncheon.
Guild Member Events
Previous Guild Projects:
- KidStructure (2008)
- Quilts in the Garden (2010-2012)
- Guild Educational Video- "Discover the Garden"
- Discovery Bags
- Garden Festivals and Event Hospitality
- Easter Extravaganza support
- Ghoulish Garden Adventure support
- Merry & Bright/Bright Nights support
- Special exhibit support
- Daffodil Deliveries
- Seasons of Giving Tree
2022 Guild Board:
Vice President of Community & Education
Vice President of Membership
2022 Antiques Show Liaison
2022 Take Me Out to the Garden Event Chairs
Carla Patton-Ochsner and Tod Ochsner and Mikaela and John Sibley
2021 Deck the Holidays Luncheon Chairs
Melissa Darling, Maddie Keeling, Maren Lakers, and Chrissy Sakkas
|Tara Arnold||Maren Lakers|
|Mikaela Borecky ||Regan Mackintosh|
|Alexis Boulos||Gina McDevitt|
|Elizabeth Bowman||Megan Monk-McNeal|
|Karen Burkley||Regan Muhs|
|Nicole Clifton-Mills||Christie Oberto|
|Melissa Darling||Carla Patton-Ochsner|
|Lia Diamantis||Kris Patton|
|Shelley Elson-Roza||Rachel Richards|
|Diana Failla||Chrissy Sakkas|
|Sheila Fitzgerald||Leigh Shea|
|Janette Garvin||Mikaela Sibley|
|Jackie Hoyt||Melissa Steffes|
|Kelly Jeffreys||Kelley Stuckey|
|Maddie Keeling||Carol Teggart|
|Taylor Kerschke||Amy Troshynski|