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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:31 pm

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nativeomahan » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:42 am

This new addition will really cement Lauritzen Gardens as a 12 month a year attraction. It will be so nice to see greenery in the winter.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:46 pm

Can't post the link on my phone, but on KETV there is a story about a bunch if the building and such from the railroad garden getting stolen!!!

What's wrong with people!!!
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Coyote » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:00 pm

Brad wrote:Can't post the link on my phone, but on KETV there is a story about a bunch if the building and such from the railroad garden getting stolen!!!

What's wrong with people!!!


Award offered for Lauritzen Gardens theft
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:11 pm

Wow I hope they find who did it and are able to get the pieces back...I was just looking at Brad's pictures of the models a few days ago. I think that is one of the most unique things about the train set up and the gardens.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby omahahawk » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:47 am

from OWH


Lauritzen Gardens has recovered over half of the birdhouses and the model of Union Station that were stolen from an off-site storage unit.

Tips led to the return of 34 of the 51 birdhouses, which are used in the annual “Patriotic Perches” exhibit, said Mia Jenkins, marketing director.


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I was really saddened to see these things stolen and am glad to see them recovered. I wonder if these would be covered under some type of insurance. Even so, I wonder about the possibility of having the original artist/company rebuild the structures. Would love to have Union Station restored and especially another Central High replica.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:19 pm

That's good to hear! Hope they can find the rest.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nativeomahan » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:43 pm

Judging from all the crime reports of break-ins at off-site storage facilities, apparently they aren't very safe places to store valuables.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nativeomahan » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:46 pm

On a happier note, Lauritzen Gardens will be offering four evenings this summer where both members (free of charge) and non members may walk the gardens with their dogs. Up to two leashed dogs per guest.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:06 pm

nativeomahan wrote:On a happier note, Lauritzen Gardens will be offering four evenings this summer where both members (free of charge) and non members may walk the gardens with their dogs.  Up to two leashed dogs per guest.

Any idea on the dates?

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Coyote » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:16 pm

Went to see the progress today:

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But found they are adding on the North Entrance also:

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nativeomahan » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:52 am

skinzfan23 wrote:
nativeomahan wrote:On a happier note, Lauritzen Gardens will be offering four evenings this summer where both members (free of charge) and non members may walk the gardens with their dogs.  Up to two leashed dogs per guest.

Any idea on the dates?


I can't seem to find my newsletter, but I suspect they are listed on the web site. I believe the first date is in late June and the final date is September 1.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:52 pm

Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha's Botanical Center wrote:Goats are now flash grazing our prairie areas until May 7, an ecologically-sound, cost-effective and efficient means of clearing invasive weeds while protecting native plant life.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Coyote » Mon May 05, 2014 4:53 pm

Just heard on the radio, Friday, May 9th, admission is free.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 05, 2014 10:19 pm

Coyote wrote:Just heard on the radio, Friday, May 9th, admission is free.

Dang, we are headed out of town for the weekend. Please keep us posted though if they have any more of these days.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Coyote » Mon May 05, 2014 10:22 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:
Coyote wrote:Just heard on the radio, Friday, May 9th, admission is free.

Dang, we are headed out of town for the weekend.  Please keep us posted though if they have any more of these days.


I'll ask when I'm enjoying the free day there. :P
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:30 am

This weekend, they have free admission from Saturday through Monday August 30- September 1.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Coyote » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:33 am

skinzfan23 wrote:This weekend, they have free admission from Saturday through Monday August 30- September 1.

Sweet. Thanks! Do they still not allow cameras in?
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

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Coyote wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:This weekend, they have free admission from Saturday through Monday August 30- September 1.

Sweet. Thanks! Do they still not allow cameras in?

I am not sure, when we went for Railroad Days, a lot of people, including myself were taking pictures.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:36 am

This is all I could find on their website:

No commercial photography please. Our photography policy is available at the admission desk. Tripods are not permitted.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:46 am

I have taken my camera every single time I have been there. The just don't want people doing family photos and senior portraits in there.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nativeomahan » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:45 am

The new addition opens October 13th or so. It should be fantastic.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:10 am

Looks really cool in there! I can't wait to check it out!
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Linkin5 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:43 pm

I can't wait to go inside there, I just went a month ago and they were almost done. Going to Lauritzen is way more fun and relaxing than the zoo IMO.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nativeomahan » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:00 pm

We will be there this weekend for the opening festivities.
Between the Doorly Zoo, Lauritzen Gardens, Fontenelle Forest, Heartland Park and the Kerrey Bridge, there is an amazing array of options for outdoor activity along and near the riverfront in the Omaha area.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby HR Paperstacks » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:38 pm

I'm going there with a friend from work. Really looking forward to it

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nativeomahan » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:54 pm

We were among the first to have access to the new conservatory. I was unbelievably impressed by the project, particularly with the incredible detail that went into every aspect of the finished product. This is a crown jewel that will have a positive impact on the quality of life in Omaha, and will add luster to Omaha's efforts at being a regional and even a national tourist attraction.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:56 pm

Very nice pictures, thank you for sharing. Can't wait to see it in person.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Coyote » Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:35 am

Very cool pics, hope to make it there in the next few days!

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Postby Brad » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:27 am

Great Photos Bill! Awesome addition to the Gardens!
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Postby nativeomahan » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:01 am

Thanks, everyone. Seeing the conservatory with your own two eyes will be a true feast for the senses.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Linkin5 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:38 pm

nativeomahan wrote:Thanks, everyone.  Seeing the conservatory with your own two eyes will be a true feast for the senses.


Those pics are awesome, can't wait to go.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nebugeater » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:54 am

Stopped at the gardens for a short visit last Friday. Here are a few quick shots.


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Postby Brad » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:44 am

Cool Photos! I still need to get down there!
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby nebugeater » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:06 am

Brad wrote:Cool Photos! I still need to get down there!


Thanks

Just looked at there here and they sure looked washed out or over exposed compared to my home versions. Wounder what Flickr did to them or if it is just my work monitor.
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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Brad » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:17 am

nebugeater wrote:
Brad wrote:Cool Photos! I still need to get down there!


Thanks

Just looked at there here and they sure looked washed out or over exposed compared to my home versions. Wounder what Flickr did to them or if it is just my work monitor.


Funny, when I process photos on our lap top and the look at them on another computer, they always look really really dark.

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:26 am

Lauritzen Gardens' new conservatory has boosted visitors and membership

Attendance for the first seven months of this year reached nearly 141,000, up 63 percent compared with the same period last year. He said attendance is on track to top 200,000 for the first time in the botanical center’s history. Its visitors center opened 15 years ago

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Re: Lauritzen Gardens

Postby Linkin5 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:28 am

Went to the new conservatory last week, it is awesome!


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