Lauritzen Gardens | SHARE Omaha

Lauritzen Gardens

« Back to Nonprofit Search

Year Founded:
1985
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
John Newman
Main Address:
100 Bancroft Street
Omaha, NE 68108

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.

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.
Lauritzen Gardens is also actively engaged in plant conservation.

Interesting Info

Lauritzen Gardens welcomed 277,101 visitors in 2019, our highest annual attendance ever.
Fifty-seven species of butterflies and more than 100 species of birds have been identified at Lauritzen Gardens.
Lauritzen Gardens would like to add a Japanese Garden to its array of display gardens.

Give Shop® Wish List

Volunteer Opportunities

Keep Us Growing! Find your volunteer fit with us!
Repeats every day until Wed Apr 13 2022.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Read more »

Upcoming Events

Volun-Thursday April 22, 2021 - 12:00am Read more »
Fund It Friday April 23, 2021 - 12:00am Read more »
Celebration Saturday April 24, 2021 - 12:00am Read more »

Photos and Videos