Lauritzen Gardens – one of Omaha’s awesome sights. This place is huge! More than 100 acres of lush beautiful flowers and plants. Grab the sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sunhat – then check out the grounds.
What I love about visiting gardens in other climates is seeing the various flowers that flourish in different environments. We saw a lot of flowers and plants that we have at home, but others that we couldn’t possibly grow in zone 4a, yet I’d say we’re a 3b. Omaha, just as a reference, is 5a. Okay, let’s check out some photos!
Be sure to grab a map – there are many winding paths and you don’t want to miss anything. This is one of the more formal gardens. It’s so beautiful – not something we’d want (not a fan of the upkeep) but it’s beautiful nonetheless.
There are some neat spots just off the paths like this lily pad pond.
Now for some bright flowers!
Did you catch the butterfly above? So many bees, butterflies, and buzzing insects around with all the flowers. It was like a party for small winged bugs.
I just love Tiger Lilies – they remind me of our Great Dane, Lily (whose full name was actually Tiger Lily). All of that to say, these are such bright beauties.
Oh, and we founds some foliage that we liked – so I snapped a photo with the sign.
A few tips if you do visit the Lauritzen Gardens, bring water, wear comfortable shoes, and have a snack handy. On the day we visited the gardens we walked about 22km. We took the bus (post about Omaha transit coming soon) and walked about 1.5km to the gardens.
Well, there you have it – one of Omaha’s top must see places.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope the flowers brightened your day. See you again soon.