Upcoming Local Events

There are a lot of great events planned for this summer through various organizations in Iowa and Nebraska. I thought I would gather some gardening and art-focused events that look interesting to me and share with all of you. They are grouped by venue and not by date so be sure to check the date…

Six Favorite Garden Centers in Omaha/Council Bluffs

If you have the winter blues, you must visit a local garden center. It’s the only place that feels like summer in the dead of winter. After extensive research, these are my top six favorite nurseries or garden centers in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area in alphabetical order. Whether you are in Council Bluffs or out in…

Christmas at Lauritzen Gardens

The holiday season has arrived at Lauritzen Gardens! Their beautiful displays of poinsettias, Norfolk Island Pine, Christmas trees and dozens of miniature Omaha landmarks, features the theme of The Year of the Bird. “Thousands of poinsettias bursting with rich, vibrant color fill the floral display hall in a glowing tribute to the holidays during the…

Heron Haven

Last Tuesday, the West Pott. Master Gardeners met at Heron Haven in Omaha, NE for our monthly meeting. Heron Haven is a spring-fed wetland sanctuary. The sanctuary features one of the last oxbow wetlands of the Big Papillion Creek and it is within Omaha’s city limits. There is a butterfly garden near the entrance that was…


On this cold and dreary spring day, I decided to visit the Metamorphosis display at Lauritzen Gardens again. It was balmy in the upper greenhouse, so much that my lenses fogged over. The display includes artwork from by Sayaka Ganz and Aurora Robson. From the Laurtizen Gardens website: Millions of pieces of plastic find their way into…

Indian Creek Nursery – Omaha, NE

One of my favorite little spots in Omaha is the back greenhouse of Indian Creek Nursery in Omaha. The business was established in 1966 and is located at 303 N Saddle Creek Rd. The greenhouse is a year-round oasis where I can always find something interesting. I stopped in for a visit today while finishing…

Membership @ Lauritzen Gardens

I just recently renewed my Lauritzen Gardens membership for another year. Check out the membership options here. If you visit more than three times per year it is worth the $35 for an individual membership. Member Benefits · Free admission for one year · Invitations to exclusive members-only events · A 10% discount on all regularly…

2017 Fall Chrysanthemum Show

Located just north of Interstate 80 and south of Omaha’s historic Old Market at 100 Bancroft Street, Lauritzen Gardens is a year-round attraction. Each year the botanical center hosts its Fall Chrysanthemum Show. “Experience a fascinating fabrication of flowers at the garden’s annual fall chrysanthemum show. Bold mums combine with vibrant colors, rich fabrics, diverse textures and other…

Garden Mums at Lauritzen

I’ve visited Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, NE a few times over the last few weeks. Here are a few photos of the garden mums on the property during their Fall Chrysanthemum Show running through November 17. Such beautiful grounds. Have you been to Lauritzen Gardens yet? SaveSave

Hot Shops Spring Open House

You won’t want to miss Hot Shops Art Center 16th Annual Spring Open House on April 29 and 30, 2017. Open on both Saturday from 12 pm – 8 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm, the event features artist workshops, galleries and demonstrations throughout a multi-story building.

African Violet Show and Sale

The Omaha African Violet and Gesneriad Society Show and Sale will be held at Mulhalls next weekend on March 11th, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm. It is a great opportunity to check out prize winning African Violets along with having the opportunity to purchase them.

Orchid Show and Sale

The Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s annual Orchid Show and Sale will be held at Lauritzen Gardens on March 25 and 26, 2017. The show runs from 10 am – 4 pm on both days. Lauritzen Gardens located at 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108 is a major attraction in the Omaha, Nebraska area.

2016 Fall Chrysanthemum Show

Right now Lauritzen Gardens is hosting their annual Fall Chrysanthemum Show. The show runs Saturday, October 1 through Friday, November 18, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Travel: Mulhalls

The next time you are in Omaha, NE you have to visit Mulhalls.

Fall Chrysanthemum Show

Located just north of Interstate 80 and south of Omaha’s historic Old Market at 100 Bancroft Street, the Lauritzen Gardens is a year-round attraction. Each fall the botanical center hosts its Fall Chrysanthemum Show.