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Day Trips and Bus Tours

Friday, August 23 at 7 a.m.
  
Inspiration in Iowa Bus Tour
Join us for a day trip to Des Moines, Iowa, to visit Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Reiman Gardens, and the Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden for some wonderful garden inspiration. Visit these gorgeous gardens, bursting with annuals, perennials, and other vibrant plants that you have to see to believe. Cost includes transportation, meals, beverages, and admission to each venue. $120, $100 for members. Pre-registration is required by August 16.

September 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  
Wine and Roses Twilight Tour
-THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT-Join a trained docent on a tour of the Robert H. Storz Family Rose Garden and learn about different types of roses, what care they need, and what works well here in Omaha. Perfect prelude to a wonderfully romantic date night or evening out with friends. Includes tram ride to the rose garden and one class of wine.

Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m.
  
Monarch Walk
Since butterfly counters in Mexico are seeing 150% more Monarch butterflies this year than last year, we should be seeing higher numbers of Monarchs in the garden this fall. Bring your family for a short classroom presentation, followed by a leisurely guided walk through the garden to spot and count Monarch butterflies.

Friday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Conservation Discovery Garden Twilight Tour
Join the garden's director of conservation Jim Locklear to discover the native species grown in the conservation discovery garden and learn about the efforts of the conservation programs at Lauritzen Gardens. Includes a tram ride.

Friday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Arboretum Fall Color Twilight Tour
Come into our "garden of trees" and celebrate autumn with us and these magnificent specimens. Also explore the Oberman Bird Sanctuary, which attracts different bird species that fly along the great Missouri River. This is a great opportunity to celebrate all that nature provides. This tour is timed for the lovely hours before sunset. A tram ride to the garden is included.

Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m.
  
Winter Garden Wonderland Tour
Many people say "What is there to see in a garden in winter?" Our answer is "Plenty!" Come see winter points of interest in this garden tour. Dress for the weather and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa before we venture out into the garden.

March 17 and 18, 2020
  
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.
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