A tropical vacation sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have the means to just jet off around the world. But did you know there’s a tropical escape right here at Lauritzen Gardens in Nebraska?

Entrance to the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory is included in your admission to Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska. The gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except for New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For information on admission prices, special events, and other parts of the gardens, visit the Lauritzen Gardens website.

There’s another, little-known garden in Omaha not too far from this one, tucked away in Omaha’s Old Market. You may want to check out a Nebraska greenhouse in Alliance that grows oranges in the snow!

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Lauritzen Gardens in Nebraska

Are there special Lauritzen Gardens events?

Yes. A large green space in such a cool city will always have something fun and interesting happening. 

The sweet corn festival is in August, which includes crafts, educational activities, and demonstrations. Plus you will experience different ways to prepare and eat one of the most sacred vegetables.

The Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show happens every year. You’ll have the chance to see experts in antiques, art, design, and gardening. There is plenty to see and buy. It’s an exciting few days. 

There are also chances to practice Flow/Vinyasa Yoga in the garden. Seems like a nice place to stretch and connect with the breath. 

The article, 24 Festivals In Nebraska That Food Lovers Should NOT Miss, is a list of neat stuff to consider looking out for. (The sweet corn festival is mentioned.)

Are there other interesting Nebraska greenhouses?

You can’t get much more interesting than a greenhouse that serves ice cream. Read all about it in the article: This Greenhouse Restaurant In Nebraska Is The Most Enchanting Place To Eat.

Pfanny's Farm in Randolph, Nebraska has all sorts of neat stuff going on. They also happen to have a geothermal greenhouse that’s pretty amazing. 

An interesting botanical garden in Nebraska can be found at the Henry Doorly Zoo. It’s called the Lied Jungle and it’s a warm, tropical environment complete with animals. Check it out!

Where can I find the best flowers in Nebraska?

If you are reading this in May, it’s National Wildflower Week. The Agate Fossil Beds and Daemonelix Trail are well-known places to see wildflowers. Read more about both in the article It’s Impossible Not To Love This Breathtaking Wild Flower Trail In Nebraska. 

Simpler Thymes Flower Farm is a great place to walk around and see all kinds of flowers. There is also a flower maze worth checking out in Prague, Nebraska. You get to pick your own flowers in both spots.

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