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All-European Show and Shine
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Art Exhibit: Donald R. Buma
Art Exhibit: E. Taylor Shoop
Art Exhibit: James Laurent
Art Exhibit: Joan Fetter
Art Exhibit: Michael Flecky
Art Exhibit: Tyler King
Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale
Deck the Holidays
Easter Brunch
Easter Extravaganza
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Garden Twilight
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
Guild Spring Luncheon and Lecture
Holiday Happening
Holiday Harmony
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Japanese Ambience Festival
Leashes at Lauritzen
LEGO® Brick Artists Expo
LEGO® Brick Sculpture Invitational
Members Poinsettia Show Preview Party
Mothers Day Brunch
National Poinsettia Day
Nature Connects: Art With LEGO® Bricks
Nebraska Wildflower Week
Omaha Gives!
Orchid Show
Patriotic Perches
Railroad Days
Rose Day
Sandhill Crane Migration Trip
Spring Flower Show
Spring into Spring
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Summer Solstice Lecture
Sunpu Chaya
Sweet Corn Festival
Tempo of Twilight
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Valentine's Day Dinner
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International Sculpture Day
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Events and Exhibits

January 14 through May 15, 2017
  
Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks
Sean Kenney's third exhibit at Lauritzen Gardens features some fantastic NEW pieces, including a proud peacock, a giant dragonfly, and a not so itsy-bitsy spider, as well as a couple of old favorites. Inspired by nature and built from more than 450,000 LEGO® pieces, this indoor exhibit features 14 displays with larger-than-life sculptures that represent the web of incredible connections that sustain life on Earth.

Tuesdays, April 4 through October 31, 2017
  
Walking Club
Get your morning exercise with a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden.

April 6 through May 22, 2017
  
Art Exhibit: Seed-Cycle by James Laurent
A collection of works representative of the artist's love of incorporating found objects and natural elements (seeds, eggshells, reclaimed wood, etc.) into his 3-D art.

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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
  
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Enjoy a variety of tree-themed educational activities designed for families to learn about a variety of tree topics. The first 100 households will receive a FREE tree seedling! In the spirit of Nebraska's homegrown holiday, children who dress like a tree will get in FREE!

Monday, May 1, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
  
Spring into Spring Plant Sale
A unique opportunity for the public to shop from an incredible variety of plants sold to benefit Lauritzen Gardens and a hand-picked selection of plants from area garden clubs and vendors.

Saturday, May 13 2017
  
Warbler Walk
Join director of conservation Jim Locklear on a discovery tour highlighting the natural history of the warbler, the delightful little species of bird that migrate up the Missouri River in the spring.

Sunday, May 14, 2017
  
Mother's Day Brunch
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Treat the special women in your life with a day of delicious food, botanical beauty and family togetherness.

Mondays and Tuesdays During the Summer Months
  
Garden Twilight
Visit the garden during the twilight hours for a relaxing way to end the summer days. Monday and Tuesday evenings from May 15 through September 5, 2017.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  
Omaha Gives!
A community-wide event to show off Omaha's spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Anyone can participate and ANY AMOUNT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

May 25 through July 10, 2017
  
Art Exhibit: The Essence of our Natural World by Tyler King
Tyler King finds his inner peace outdoors; it feeds his soul. These images are the vision of his soul and longing for discovery coming to life for you to enjoy.

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

Sunday, June 4, 2017
  
Rose Day and Show
Join the Omaha Rose Society for their annual Rose Day and Show, to promote the culture and appreciation of the rose.

Monday, June 5, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring eNVy
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

June 22, 2017
  
Summer Solstice Lecture
In this lecture, which is based on the book Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, Claudia will discuss practical ways to integrate better planting into our communities so that we may again enjoy thriving green living spaces.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring Matt Gagne & The Blues Experience
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring Peace, Love, Etc.
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

June 27 through July 16, 2017
  
Patriotic Perches
A collection of 51 handcrafted birdhouses that combines art, geography, horticulture and birding to educate visitors about state birds and flowers and how to attract wildlife to their garden space.

July 1 through 4, 2017
  
Fourth of July Weekend | Red, White and BLOOM!
The summer garden is BURSTING with color! Spend a bit of your holiday weekend with us- open Friday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, July 3, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring The Grease Band
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

July 15 and 16, 2017
  
Railroad Days
Celebrate all things train and track while visiting the model railroad garden.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring Pet Rock
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring Daybreak Rock N Roll Show
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring The Brits
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Monday, August 7, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

August 12 and 13, 2017
  
Sweet Corn Festival
Indulge in all things sweet corn during this summer fun festival at Lauritzen Gardens.

Monday, September 4, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Sunday, September 10, 2017
  
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.

September 15 through 17, 2017
  
Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show
Entering its thirteenth year, the show brings a wide range of museum quality antiques, as well as renowned experts in antiques, gardening, art and design to Omaha.

Monday, October 2, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

October 7 through November 17
  
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Discover a fascinating fabrication of flowers. Bold mums combine with brilliant colors, rich fabrics, diverse textures, gifts from the people of Shizuoka to the people of Omaha, and other exotic design elements- representative of the storied Japanese culture.

October 7 and 8, 2017
  
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.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
  
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Dress in costume and trick-or-treat through the garden at various Halloween activity stations.

Select Sundays during the Holiday Season
  
Holiday Harmony
Listen to live holiday music that enhances the ambience of the festive surroundings and makes for a joyous afternoon outing.

December 9 and 10, 2017
  
Holiday Happening
Share holiday wishes with Santa, engage in make-and-take activities with the family and enjoy the holiday cheer.

November 24 through January 7
  
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Be amazed by this spectacular floral display featuring a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree, model trains and other nostalgic decorations.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  
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.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  
Valentine's Day Dinner
Experience one of the most beautiful, exquisite Valentine’s Day dinners in Omaha, in the intimate surroundings of the visitor and education center.

2018 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.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
  
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the greenest place in Omaha with a scrumptious lunch that's full of Irish spirit.

2018 dates TBD
  
Sandhill Crane Migration Bus Tour
THIS EXCURSION IS FULL. 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.

March 24 and 25, 2018
  
Orchid Show
Don't miss the 2017 Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s 30th Annual Orchid Show and Sale (dates to be announced), Visitors will get the opportunity to see and prime specimens of these exotic plants up close and purchase a plant of their own.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
  
Easter Extravaganza
Don't miss this morning of fun with crafts, egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny! DUE TO RAIN, activities will be indoors on Saturday, April 15.

Sunday, April 1, 2018
  
Easter Brunch
An annual tradition for many area families, enjoy a fabulous Easter brunch at the garden. To make reservations, call Merri at (402) 346-4002, ext. 201.
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