Events

Event Calendar

To enjoy garden events year-round, bookmark this page and check in frequently.

Stars, Strolls & S'mores

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
7:30 pm9:30 pm
Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area near Norfolk

“Stars, Strolls & S’mores” Moon Walk includes presentations on plants for native pollinators, fireflies and star-gazing sponsored by Nebraska Game & Parks, Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District and Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau.

NO July Brown-bag

Thursday, July 5, 2018
12:00 pm1:00 pm

Summer in the Sandhills: A Tree & Landscape Exploration

Friday, July 20, 201810:00 amSaturday, July 21, 201811:00 am
Taylor, Nebraska

Explore the trees, prairies and wetlands of the eastern Sandhills with good food, local brews and friends of the Statewide and Taylor Arboretum.

REGISTER NOW for July 20 evening meal: $25/adults and $20/under 18. ALSO specify participation in other events.

EVENTS include tours and talks all day Friday. Registration is required for meal and recreation counts:
• Friday Lunch from menu at Bootleg Brewers https://bootlegbrewers.com/
• Friday afternoon River Tanking or Sandhills Jeep Ecotour from Calamus Outfitters $20/person, limit of 15 people for ecotour. http://www.calamusoutfitters.com/
• Sandhills Beef Dinner and joke-telling contest at Loup County Event Center. After-dinner talks on the Nebraska Passport Program, history of the Taylor Juniper, and “An Artist’s View of Taylor” by Marah Sandoz, creator of the Taylor Villagers. After-dinner stargazing and tale-telling at Bootleg Brewers

Saturday, July 21. Drive on your own for a group tour of ecosystems with blowout prairie, a bur oak grove, and Loup River wetland plants and animals at the Olson Nature Preserve north of Albion (free)

LODGING options
• Taylor Area Accommodations: http://www.taylornebraska.com/lodging.html
• The cabins at Bootleg Brewers: https://bootlegbrewers.com/lodging/.
• Cabins and Lodges at Calamus Outfitters, North Shore of Calamus Reservoir: http://www.calamusoutfitters.com/lodging.html
• Wildlife Inn on Hwy 183, south side of Taylor - Phone (308) 942-6234.
• Crest Motel – one mile south of Taylor on Hwy183 – Phone (308) 942-3430
• Various hotels and B&Bs in Burwell and Ord

Brown-bag (to be announced)

Thursday, August 2, 2018
12:00 pm1:00 pm
UNL east campus Keim Hall 150

A free, first Thursday of the month brown-bag series on “all things green” sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Bring your lunch to eat, and ideas or questions about plants and landscapes.

Brown-bag (to be announced)

Thursday, September 6, 2018
12:00 pm1:00 pm
UNL east campus Keim Hall 150

A free, first Thursday of the month brown-bag series on “all things green” sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Bring your lunch to eat, and ideas or questions about plants and landscapes.

Brown-bag (to be announced)

Thursday, October 4, 2018
12:00 pm1:00 pm
UNL east campus Keim Hall 150

A free, first Thursday of the month brown-bag series on “all things green” sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Bring your lunch to eat, and ideas or questions about plants and landscapes.

Brown-bag (to be announced)

Thursday, November 1, 2018
12:00 pm1:00 pm
UNL east campus Keim Hall 150

A free, first Thursday of the month brown-bag series on “all things green” sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Bring your lunch to eat, and ideas or questions about plants and landscapes.

Brown-bag (to be announced)

Thursday, December 6, 2018
12:00 pm1:00 pm
UNL east campus Keim Hall 150

A free, first Thursday of the month brown-bag series on “all things green” sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Bring your lunch to eat, and ideas or questions about plants and landscapes.