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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:32 am

For comparison, I looked at Des Moines' botanical center attendance and for the most recent full year, they only had 55,000. Nice to see Lauritzen should easily have 4x as many people.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:24 pm

One of the few notable places that I have never been to in town. Might have to make a trip when the colors start to change.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:05 am

The Lauritzen Gardens were looking great on Saturday!

1. Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory
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2. Gazebo on a small pond leading up to the new Administrative Offices Building. This pond is the last in a series of four ponds that clean the rainwater that runs off the administrative office parking lot.
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3. The trail leading from the gardens up to the new Administrative Offices Building. This pond is the third in a series of four ponds that clean the rainwater that runs off the administrative office parking lot.
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4. This is the same trail as photo three, but looking back the other way. So pond three is on the left. The first two ponds are on the right, they are small and actually look like one pond, but there is a berm dividing them in the middle.
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5. The new offices also harvests rain water. The water is actually collected in to a tank below ground then then pumped up in to this tank above ground for storage.
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6. One other thing I noticed, there are now 3 ponds surrounding Mt Fuji. This is not the new one, just a photo to remind me. There were the two smaller ponds on the south side of Mt Fuji, but now there is a much larger one on the north side.
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If you haven't been, the Lauritzen Gardens are absolutely worth a trip!

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nativeomahan » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:32 pm

Lauritzen is truly an amazing place, and destined to only get better as the Japanese Gardens area is developed in the coming years.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:46 am

nativeomahan wrote:Lauritzen is truly an amazing place, and destined to only get better as the Japanese Gardens area is developed in the coming years.

I disagree that it is amazing, but I agree that it can only get better. The conservatory is pretty impressive.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:36 am

Free admission this Sunday from 9-5. With the weather expected to be perfect, I wonder if there is going to be all the same parking problems as last time.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:37 pm

We went to Check out Holiday Poinsettia Show Aglow at the Gardens Sunday Night.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby EATapodcast » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:18 pm

That blue palm tree left me awestruck. Brad you've done it again. Which is your favorite of the bunch?

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:41 am

Great photos!

Have they had this event in the past? I don't remember hearing about it.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:02 am

EATapodcast wrote:That blue palm tree left me awestruck. Brad you've done it again. Which is your favorite of the bunch?


Thanks, probably #10. I really wish I could get in there with a tripod and no people, I could really get some good photos then. These are all hand held with my camera settings cranked way up and trying to dodge people.

skinzfan23 wrote:Great photos!

Have they had this event in the past? I don't remember hearing about it.


Thanks, no this is the first year of being opened at night.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby EATapodcast » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:21 pm

Brad wrote:
Thanks, probably #10.


It's a lovely shot. Have you tried contacting the garden director to ask for permission or talking with the closing manager?

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nativeomahan » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:50 pm

Wonderful photos of a what is fast becoming an important annual Omaha tradition,

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:25 pm

EATapodcast wrote:It's a lovely shot. Have you tried contacting the garden director to ask for permission or talking with the closing manager?


Yes, there have been some discussions.

nativeomahan wrote:Wonderful photos of a what is fast becoming an important annual Omaha tradition,


Yes, they sure do make it better and better each year.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:34 am

The LEGOs are back. Some sculptures are the same and some are different. Apparently there are 3 different "Nature Connects" traveling exhibits and this is the 3rd of the 3 to come to Omaha.

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:59 am

Awesome pics as always Brad. Those are pretty impressive with legos.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:54 pm

Thanks! They really are impressive to see.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:53 pm

Beautiful time of year to get to the gardens. We went yesterday and a lot of things outisde were starting to bloom. The front room in the conservatory was probably in peak bloom a week or two ago, but there was still plenty of color in there too.

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6. Inside the front room of the conservatory.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:35 am

Love that last pic.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:01 am

skinzfan23 wrote:Love that last pic.


Thanks, that was in the first furthest south room in the conservatory.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 29, 2017 9:26 am

They had over 10,000 in attendance yesterday alone to see the Big Stinko. No doubt this year is going to be another record year for attendance.

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Postby Coyote » Mon May 29, 2017 10:25 am

skinzfan23 wrote:They had over 10,000 in attendance yesterday alone to see the Big Stinko. No doubt this year is going to be another record year for attendance.

Wow. I heard that the lines were long but that is a huge number.
I also heard that parking at the zoo and surrounding neighborhoods was crazy.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nebugeater » Mon May 29, 2017 1:38 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:They had over 10,000 in attendance yesterday alone to see the Big Stinko. No doubt this year is going to be another record year for attendance.



I cannot image 10,000 going through there in a single day, even with extended hours. The parking had to be a nightmare.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Mon May 29, 2017 6:15 pm

I went and seen the Big Stinko Wednesday about 5pm and they were packed but there was no lines. Admission was free and the Big Stinko kept people amused for all of about 20 seconds. It was all going fairly smooth. Stinko was a stinker but he didn't stink because he don't stink until he blooms :roll: Turns out we been waiting for it to bloom all week and it bloomed Saturday night while they were closed because someone had rented out the place for a wedding. Free admission is what got us all down there ........it is what it is! We used that Big Stinker as a free pass to get in take a look around. The place is pretty darn nice without a doubt. It is a spectacular building in a pretty cool place on that bluff.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Mon May 29, 2017 10:07 pm

We arrived just after 7am on Sunday morning. Waited in line about 45 min before we saw stinko. Unfortunately most of the smell was already gone by then. Whoever the luck wedding party was the night before sure got an extra treat.

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