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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 guidelines we have in place so that you can have a meaningful experience in nature, while staying healthy and safe! The garden currently opens daily at 9 a.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day). Closing hours vary due to holiday events.
Frequently Asked Questions
A friendly guide to answer common questions regarding our current operating procedures.
Timed Ticketing
In order to expedite entry, all guests are encouraged to secure a ticket online for garden entry, but they are not required for daytime visits. To reserve daytime tickets, purchase your arrival timeslot using the link above. Timed tickets are required for Bright Nights events and may be reserved at lauritzengardens.org/bright
Garden Map

Events and Exhibits
What's In Bloom?
Current highlights include: fall foliage, ornamental grasses, evergreens, barks, berries, seed pods, and poinsettias.
Merry and Bright - Holiday Poinsettia Show
Whether it’s a visit to the iconic 20’ tall poinsettia tree, a tour through the lush conservatory to see the holiday express, roasting marshmallows on the festival garden patio, or finding the perfect gift in the gift shop, there is a natural magic at Lauritzen Gardens that makes the season Merry & Bright. The garden closes at 4 p.m. with the last daytime entry at 3 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Daytime tickets DO NOT include admission to Bright Nights.
In the Gallery: That Which Connects Us by Keith Buswell
In 2016, ecologist Suzanne Simard found a network of fungi underground connecting the roots of trees that not only relayed information to each other, but also provided nutrients for young and dying plants. This discovery is an embodiment of community. Through the imagery of trees, the collection of etchings in That Which Connects Us… examines those networks as an analogy of our interpersonal relationships.
Deck the Holidays: Fa-La Fantasy- Guild Holiday Luncheon
Celebrate the holiday season and support the garden by attending the Lauritzen Gardens Guild’s annual Deck the Holidays luncheon featuring Kiana Underwood, the celebrated floral artist at the creative helm of Tulipina. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Bright Nights
Set a merry mood with friends and family and explore the illuminated indoor gardens. From a 20’ tall poinsettia tree to a tropical paradise, see festive installations that glow and shine, showcasing nature in a new light. Timed tickets are required for this event.
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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
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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