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Lauritzen Gardens Guild

Founded in 1998 with the support of the Loveland Garden Club, the Lauritzen Gardens Guild membership is comprised of enthusiastic civic leaders from Omaha and its surrounding suburbs. The Lauritzen Gardens Guild is a volunteer organization dedicated to the support and growth of Lauritzen Gardens.

The guild is committed to assisting Lauritzen Gardens by broadening its awareness in the community, raising funds for its support and providing services that advance the garden's mission. Money raised through guild events supports educating children to celebrate the bond between people and plants- by engaging them through programs and displays that help to instill a deeper understanding of the need to conserve the earth's biological heritage and by promoting an ethic of environmental stewardship.

You are invited to join the Guild today.   


Annual Guild Events:  

  • Spring Luncheon and Lecture - Hosting renowned floral designers from across the country, the spring luncheon is the perfect way to prepare for the arrival of spring. 

    Wednesday, April 22 | 11:30 a.m. | Kiana Underwood
    Kiana Underwood is the celebrated owner of Tulipina, an internationally-renowned floral design studio specializing in ultra-luxurious weddings and events. This spring, see why her use of unique color combinations and floral varieties has drawn admirers from all over the world and made her one of the most followed floral designers on Instagram and beyond.

  • Deck the Holidays: Lauritzen Gardens Guild Holiday Luncheon- Set your sights on a celebration of the winter season and the magic of the holidays at the guild's annual holiday luncheon. 

  • Guild Member Events 

Previous Guild Projects:   

  • KidStructure (2008)
  • Quilts in the Garden (2010-2012)
  • Guild Educational Video- "Discover the Garden"
  • Discovery Bags
  • Garden Festivals and Event Hospitality 
  • Easter Extravaganza support
  • Ghoulish Garden Adventure Support
  • Bright Nights Support

2020 Guild Board:  
Sarah Maaske


Sarah Harr

Christine Dostal

Melissa Steffes

Vice President of Community & Education
Aimee Ketcham

Vice President of Membership 
Amy Woodke

Vice President of Fundraising

2020 Antiques Show Liaison
Carmen Smith

2020 Spring Luncheon Chairs
Sheila Fitzgerald and Janette Garvin

2020 Deck the Holidays Luncheon Chairs
Kelly Jeffreys, Gina McDevitt, and Carolyn Sutton

2020 Annual Meeting Chair
Connie Kinnear

Teresa Matteson

Board Members-at-Large:  

Tara ArnoldBetsy Morrison
Melanie Boone  Regan Muhs
Mikaela BoreckyChristie Oberto
Alexis BoulosKris Patton
Liz BowmanCarla Patton-Ochsner
Karen BurkleyLisa Peters
Karla CasselsRachel Richards
Nicole Clifton-MillsPaige Ritter
Melissa DarlingChrissy Sakkes
Shelly Elson-RosaTroia Schonlau
Diana Failla
Carmen Smith
Jackie Hoyt
Kelley Stuckey
Sara Huse
Carol Taggert
Taylor Kershke
Barbara Wrobel
Regan Mackintosh

Jen Mitten






















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