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Easter Extravaganza
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Holiday Poinsettia Show
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Leashes at Lauritzen
National Poinsettia Day
Orchid Show and Sale
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Events and Exhibits
What's In Bloom?
The fall garden is coming to life with a new flush of roses, chrysanthemums, and other blooms, as well as ornamental grasses and foliage color.

October 16-31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  
Wicked Plants Display
While there are far more heroes than villains in the botanical world, some plants are REALLY wicked. This display will showcase plants from our collection that poison, paralyze, puncture, intoxicate, eat flesh, and otherwise offend, some of which we commonly grow in our homes and gardens.

NOW on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from noon to 4 p.m.
  
Ghoulish Garden Adventure - RESCHEDULED!
Discover the things in nature that make the fall so festive! Dress in costume and explore a variety of fun and educational activity stations throughout the garden.

November 20, 2021 through January 3, 2022
  
Merry and Bright - Holiday Poinsettia Show
It's been said that "There's no place like home for the holidays", and the living room is certainly the heart of the home. This holiday season, we invite you to step into our living room, as the floral display hall is transformed into a comfy, cozy space that is full of joy, cheer, and of course, plants.

November 20-21, 2021
  
Bright Nights
Experience a multitude of festive delight as flowers and foliage combine with light to make the season Merry & Bright!

Thursday, December 2 at 11:30 a.m.
  
Deck the Holidays: Guild Holiday Luncheon featuring Bob Soloff
The Lauritzen Gardens Guild invites you to learn about the larger than life décor that adorns the streets of the Big Apple, as we welcome Bob Soloff of American Christmas to Lauritzen Gardens.

December 3-5, 2021
  
Bright Nights
Experience a multitude of festive delights as flowers and foliage combine with light to make the season Merry & Bright!

December 11-23, 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Bright Nights
Experience a multitude of festive delight as flowers and foliage combine with light to make the season Merry & Bright!

Sunday, December 12, 2021
  
National Poinsettia Day
Celebrate this national holiday, commemorating this gorgeous holiday plant, while visiting the poinsettia show. The first 100 households receive a free poinsettia.

December 26-30, 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Bright Nights
Experience a multitude of festive delight as flowers and foliage combine with light to make the season Merry & Bright!

Various dates and times
  
Holiday Harmony
Join us during the holiday season to listen to live music amid the festive garden surroundings. Visitors are invited to stroll through the poinsettia show or cozy up next to the fireplace and enjoy lunch or a snack. 

January 2-3, 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Bright Nights
Experience a multitude of festive delight as flowers and foliage combine with light to make the season Merry & Bright!

2022 date TBD
  
Valentine's Day Dinner
Our intimate Valentine's Day dinner is full for 2021. We are no longer accepting reservations.

2022 dates TBD
  
Sandhill Crane Migration Bus Tour
To be placed on a list for future trips, contact Christine at (402) 346-4002, ext. 212. 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.

2022 dates TBD
  
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
In honor of the Japanese celebration of Hinamatsuri, also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, discover a vast set of ornamental Imperial dolls, or hina-ningyo, representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period (A.D. 794 - 1185) on display.

March 26 and 27, 2022
  
Greater Omaha Orchid Society Orchid Show and Sale
See the latest and greatest in orchids and purchase orchid specimens and growing supplies from the most knowledgeable orchid experts in the area.

April 4-18, 2022
  
Easter Extravaganza
This isn't your garden variety Easter egg hunt! The Easter bunny has an empty basket! See if you can find all 14 of his missing eggs by matching colors and patterns as you explore the spring garden.

Friday, April 29, 2022
  
Arbor Day TREE Giveaway
Celebrate Arbor Day by taking a walk through the arboretum or the woodland walk. The first 100 households will receive a FREE tree seedling.

Monday, May 2, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

2022 dates TBD
  
Ikebana Exhibition
This Ikebana exhibition features arrangements from both classical and contemporary schools of Ikebana. Members of Ikebana International Omaha #60 will be present during show hours to meet guests and answer questions about the art of Ikebana.

2022 dates TBD
  
Bonsai Exhibition
Members of the Nebraska Bonsai Society will share their passion for the art of styling trees and help you better understand both the art and the science of bonsai in Nebraska.

Monday, May 9, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, June 6, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, June 13, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, July 4, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, July 11, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, August 1, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, August 8, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Monday, September 5, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Sunday, September 11, 2022 from noon to 3 p.m.
  
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.

Monday, September 12, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

September 29 through October 2, 2022
  
Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show

Monday, October 3, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.

October 8 to 31, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  
Fall Chrysanthemum Display
Bold mums combine with vibrant colors, diverse textures from other plant materials, and added design elements to bring the feeling of the outdoors in.

October 8 and 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  
Japanese Ambience Festival
For an entire weekend, the garden grounds are alive with merriment as guests celebrate the joys of autumn and experience the Japanese culture first-hand.

Monday, October 10, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  
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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