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Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Gardens
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What to Know Before You Go
Plan your garden visit!
Familiarize yourself with the new guidelines we have in place so that you can have a meaningful experience in nature, while staying healthy and safe!
Frequently Asked Questions
A friendly guide to answer common questions regarding our current operating procedures.
An Important Note Regarding Garden Entry and Tram Service
Due to construction on the main pedestrian walkway from the back of the visitor and education center into the garden, no tram tours will be offered after July 4, 2022. Trams will be repurposed and will move all garden guests around the construction area for a limited time. All items you bring with you must fit on the tram. Stroller parking will be available inside of the visitor and education center. Narrated tram tours will resume this fall as soon as the sidewalk construction project is complete.
Timed Ticketing
In order to expedite entry, all guests are encouraged to secure a ticket online for garden entry, but they are no longer required. Tickets are for an arrival time (there is not a limit to the length of your garden visit). Please reserve or purchase your arrival timeslot using the link above.
Garden Map

Events and Exhibits
What's In Bloom?
The early summer garden is full of color with coreopsis, coneflowers, hydrangeas, salvia, and roses. The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory is bursting with lush, green foliage in the tropical house, while the temperate house is dotted with hydrangeas and agapanthus.
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?
In the Gallery: Herbarium by Camille Werther
An herbarium is a dried collection of plant material arranged for future study. Kept by scientists and poets alike (Emily Dickinson prepared one), they are often beautiful, too. In this exhibit, Camille Werther shares some of her personal herbarium, including many species familiar to Nebraskans. Most of the collection was prepared in 1986 as part of a dendrology class, and with care continues to inspire her today.
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.
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.
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Educational Programs
Program and Events Guide
Get the latest dirt on upcoming, fun, nature-based programs, classes, and events for adults and children.
Programs for Adults
Courses at the garden cover a wide variety of topics. From floral design, to painting, to practicing wellness or learning about edible plants- There’s something for everyone! REGISTER TODAY!
Programs for Groups
Find out about the opportunities available for your group, class, or scouting troop to explore our 100-acre outdoor learning laboratory.
Programs for Children and Families
Register today for hands-on, educational programming that is sure to bring a smile to you and your child. Engaging classes and camps are available at the garden year-round.
Summer Camps
2022 CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Find out what we're doing to provide a safe, healthy and fun summer learning experience for your child! Summer Adventure Camps at Lauritzen Gardens provide an exciting and educational environment for children to explore science, nature and art. All-inclusive camps are offered in week-long, full-day formats.
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