What We Do
Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum providing unique four-season plant displays maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship and creating memorable educational and aesthetic experiences for all. As one of the region's premier botanical centers and garden resources, Lauritzen Gardens includes more than 100 acres of unique horticultural displays on rolling bluffs overlooking the Missouri River.
Known for its cultural events and horticultural knowledge, the garden provides a setting for the study, preservation, and propagation of some of the region's most precious natural resources and native flora. As the garden matures, it remains dedicated to the collection, cultivation and display of a wide range of plants for the enjoyment and education of the community.
Lauritzen Gardens adheres to a three-fold mission of botanical display, education and conservation: the foundational elements of any successful botanical garden.
For almost 20 years, Lauritzen Gardens has collaborated with schools throughout the Omaha metro area to offer free field trips that provide valuable hands-on learning experiences for students and supplement teachers' classroom instruction.
Lauritzen Gardens is also actively engaged in plant conservation,conducting field studies of endangered plants in their natural habitat to better understand their ecology and conservation needs. We also have laboratory and greenhouse facilities on-site for conservation seed banking and for growing transplants for the restoration and recovery of natural plant populations.