Awesome Adventure | Lauritzen Gardens – Omaha’s Botanical Center

By Shivana Maharaj
March 12, 2015

A look inside the new Marjorie K. Daugherty conservatory. City style and living magazine     A look inside the new Marjorie K. Daugherty conservatory

A look inside the new Marjorie K. Daugherty conservatory. City style and living magazine A look inside the new Marjorie K. Daugherty conservatory./ K&S Media

Pathway at Lauritzen Gardens City Style and Living Magazine

Pathway at Lauritzen Gardens. /K&S Media

Exterior of Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha

Exterior of Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha. / K&S Media

Awesome Adventure Lauritzen Gardens.   CSL discovers the beauty of this beautiful garden center including the newly opened Marjorie K. Daugherty conservatory in Omaha.

“I love the juxtaposition of the native prairie grasses outside that really feel so Nebraska, and the tropical temperate plants inside that open people up a whole new world of plants,” says Mia Jenkins of Lauritzen Gardens, referring to the newly opened Marjorie K. Daugherty conservatory.

Flowers inside Lauritzen Gardens City Style and living magazine

Flowers inside Lauritzen Gardens./ K&S Media

A 20 000 square foot space separated into three sections, it starts in the temperate south and moves up in an elevated walkway toward a tropical house encompassing a palm collection, koi pond and more than 165 species of plants.

Orchid inside the Conservatory

Orchid inside the Conservatory. /K&S Media

 

This new addition is part of Lauritzen Gardens, a 100 acre site opened to the public in 2001 that includes a Woodland trail, four season plant displays and a yearly antique show. I sit down on a bench, listening to the flowing water, stare at the fern grotto and float a million miles away.


This article on the Lauritzen Gardens first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of City Style and Living Magazine. Do you want more Awesome Adventures in Omaha?