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All-European Show and Shine
Art Exhibit: Before We're Gone by Dori Settles
Art Exhibit: Funtastic Fibers Group
Art Exhibit: Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild
Art Exhibit: Pam Harp and Judy Thompson
Bonsai Exhibition
Bright Nights
Deck the Holidays
Easter Brunch
Easter Extravaganza
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Garden Twilight
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
Glee Handbell Choir of Japan
Guild Spring Luncheon and Lecture
Holiday Harmony
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Ikebana Exhibition
Japanese Ambience Festival
Leashes at Lauritzen
Mothers Day Brunch
National Poinsettia Day
Omaha Gives!
Orchid Show and Sale
Patriotic Perches
Railroad Days
Rose Day and Show
Sandhill Crane Migration Trip
Tempo of Twilight
The Amazing Stinko
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Valentine's Day Dinner
Walking Club
Great Gnome Escape
Pollination Investigation
Group Tours
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Events and Exhibits

June 1 through September 7
  
Pollination Investigation
Explore Lauritzen Gardens and discover bees, butterflies and other creatures that make our gardens grow!
  
Adopt-a-Pollinator
Adopt-A-Pollinator and help support our summer-long educational event, Pollination Investigation, designed to bring awareness to native pollinators and their habitats through art and nature.

Learn at home!
  
FEATHERED FRIENDS
Enjoy this lesson about birds and field markings with Miss Christine and Miss Kate, and design a bird of your own!

Learn at home!
  
GARDEN MAGIC: A lesson on the wonder of seeds
Enjoy this lesson about the magic of growing things and the life cycle of a bean, with garden educators Miss Kate and Miss Mindy.

Tuesday mornings through October
  
Walking Club
Early access Walking Club starts for MEMBERS ONLY On July 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Monday, July 6 at 5 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.

2020 season cancelled
  
Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Concert Series
The 2020 concert season has been cancelled. We look forward to sharing a harmonious blend of music and nature with you in 2021. This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Monday, July 13 at 5 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 13, 2020
  
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.

October 3 and 4, 2020
  
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 25 from noon to 4 p.m.
  
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Dress in costume and trick-or-treat through the garden at various Halloween activity stations.

Saturday, December 12, 2020
  
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.

Friday, February 14, 2020
  
Valentine's Day Dinner
SOLD OUT | Please call Merri at (402) 346-4002, ext. 201 to be placed on a waiting list.

February 19 through March 3, 2020
  
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 17 and 18, 2020
  
Sandhill Crane Migration Bus Tour
DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF ROWE SANCTUARY, THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELED. To be placed on a wait list, contact Shelby at (402) 346-4002, ext. 263. 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.

2021 dates TBD
  
Greater Omaha Orchid Society's Orchid Show and Sale
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Don't miss the 2020 Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s 33rd Annual Orchid Show and Sale. 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 4, 2020 from noon to 3 p.m.
  
Easter Extravaganza
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Don't miss this afternoon of fun with crafts, egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, April 12, 2020
  
Easter Brunch
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. An annual tradition for many area families, enjoy a fabulous Easter brunch at the garden.

Friday, April 24, 2020
  
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Don't miss a TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration- a fun day dedicated to trees. 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. Children who dress like a tree get in free.

May 1 through 3, 2020
  
Ikebana Exhibition
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. 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.

May 1 through 3, 2020
  
Bonsai Exhibition
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. 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.

Sunday, May 10, 2020
  
Mother's Day Brunch
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Treat the special women in your life with a day of delicious food, botanical beauty and family togetherness.

Wednesday, May 20 from midnight to midnight
  
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.

2021 dates TBD
  
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 11 and 12, 2020
  
Railroad Days
Celebrate all things train and track while visiting the model railroad garden.

September 9-12, 2021
  
Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show
The 2020 Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show has been canceled. We are grateful for the community's support in the past, present, and in all the shows to come. The 2021 show will be held September 9-12 to benefit Lauritzen Gardens.
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