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Programs for Adults

Saturday, March 4
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Whimsical Window Garden
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Wednesday, March 8
  
Yoga: Rest and Restore
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Saturday, March 11
  
Photography Workshop: Hands-On Digital Photography
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, March 11
  
Photography Workshop: Moving Beyond Auto
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Monday, March 13
  
Yoga: Calm, Cool and Collected
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Lindsay D'Amour.

Saturday, March 18
  
Botanical Design Workshop: The Blushing Shades of Spring
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Monday, March 20
  
Botanical Design Workshop: European Spring Garden
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Saturday, April 1
  
Crafty Creations: Reverse Painting on a Window Pane
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Tuesday, April 4
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Wednesday, April 5
  
Yoga: Spring Renewal
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, April 6
  
Tai Chi: Feel the Qi
Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Learn this ancient exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance, while cultivating mental focus and physical strength. Instructed by Chris Cady-Jones.

Saturday, April 8
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, April 8
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, April 8
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Bountiful, Blooming Basket
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Saturday, April 8
  
Crafty Creations: Mosaic Color on Glass
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Tuesday, April 11
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Monday, April 17
  
Yoga: Your Colorful Life
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Lindsay D'Amour.

Monday, April 17
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Alive and Growing with Passion
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Tuesday, April 18
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, April 18
  
Canvas and Chocolates: Painting Workshop with Canvas and Cabernet
These casual painting courses help to develop your artistic skills and further your understanding of art. Paint your own interpretation of Sean Kenney's LEGO® brick sculptures and enjoy the garden as your studio.

Saturday, April 22
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Spring's Enchanted Splendor
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Monday, April 24, 2017
  
International Sculpture Day
Lauritzen Gardens will celebrate International Sculpture Day with walking tours of our outdoor sculpture collections led by Lauritzen Gardens docents, including our current sculpture exhibit, Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks by New York based artist, Sean Kenney.

Tuesday, April 25
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Saturday, April 29
  
Crafty Creations: Create an Artistic Stepping Stone
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Tuesday, May 2
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Wednesday, May 3
  
Yoga: Moondance
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, May 4
  
Tai Chi: Bring In Sweet Aroma
Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Learn this ancient exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance, while cultivating mental focus and physical strength. Instructed by Chris Cady-Jones

Saturday, May 6
  
Crafty Creations: Paper Flowers Abloom
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Tuesday, May 9
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, May 9
  
Canvas and Chocolates: Painting Workshop with Canvas and Cabernet
These casual painting courses help to develop your artistic skills and further your understanding of art. Paint your own interpretation of springtime at the garden and enjoy using Lauritzen Gardens as your studio.

Saturday, May 13
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, May 13 2017
  
Nature Experience: Warbler Walk
In celebration of Nebraska Migratory Bird Month in May, director of conservation Jim Locklear will lead a walking tour of Lauritzen Gardens that will highlight the natural history of the warbler.

Saturday, May 13
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Expressions of Motherly Love
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Saturday, May 13
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Monday, May 15
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Pavé, From France with Love
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Tuesday, May 16
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Saturday, May 20
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Inspirations of Old and New
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops.

Saturday, May 20
  
Crafty Creations: Painting Designs on a Wine Glass
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Tuesday, May 23
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, May 30
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Thursday, June 1
  
Tai Chi: Grounding Series
Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Learn this ancient exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance, while cultivating mental focus and physical strength. Instructed by Chris Cady-Jones.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
  
Nature Experience: Pollination Ramble
In honor of Nebraska Wildflower Week, explore the amazing interactions between plants and the butterflies and bees that serve as their pollinators.

Tuesday, June 6
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Wednesday, June 7
  
Yoga: Salute the Sun
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Saturday, June 10
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, June 10
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, June 10
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Bright, Bold and Brash Summertime Creations!
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops.

Saturday, June 10
  
Crafty Creations: Reverse Painting on a Window Pane
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Tuesday, June 13
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Monday, June 19
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Vertical, Encased in Glass
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Tuesday, June 20
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Saturday, June 24
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Dynamic Tones in Tropicals
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Saturday, June 24
  
Crafty Creations: Painting Designs on a Wine Glass
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Tuesday, June 27
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Saturday, July 1
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Patriotic Petals in Red, White and Blue
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Tuesday, July 4
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Thursday, July 6
  
Tai Chi: Breathe and Flow
Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Learn this ancient exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance, while cultivating mental focus and physical strength. Instructed by Chris Cady-Jones.

Saturday, July 8
  
Crafty Creations: Mosaic Color on Glass
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Tuesday, July 11
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Monday, July 17
  
Botanical Design Workshop: The Heat of Summer
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Tuesday, July 18
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, July 25
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Saturday, July 29
  
Botanical Design Workshop: A Splash of Summer Fun!
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Tuesday, August 1
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Thursday, August 3
  
Tai Chi: Enjoy the Balance
Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Learn this ancient exercise form, designed to increase flexibility and balance, while cultivating mental focus and physical strength. Instructed by Chris Cady-Jones.

Saturday, August 5
  
Crafty Creations: Paper Flowers Abloom
Create a different and colorful garden themed craft in this series of workshops geared towards beginners and intermediate artists. Each workshop will be led by a friendly and talented instructor from “The Potting Shed.”

Tuesday, August 8
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, August 15
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Monday, August 21
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Autumn Surprise
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Tuesday, August 22
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, August 29
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, September 5
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, September 12
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, September 19
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, September 26
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, October 3
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, October 10
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, October 17
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, October 24
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Tuesday, October 31
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.
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