Events

Event Calendar

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

Free First Thursday Brownbag Series

Thursday, March 7, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
228 N. 21 in Lincoln, Jayne Snyder Trail Center

"Fun Facts about Trees," Justin Evertson. Free First Thursday all-things-green series sponsored by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln Parks & Recreation and the Lincoln Downtown Association

Free First Thursday Brownbag Series

Thursday, April 4, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
228 N. 21 in Lincoln, Jayne Snyder Trail Center

"Some of Our Favorite Plants," Christina Hoyt. Free First Thursday all-things-green series sponsored by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln Parks & Recreation and the Lincoln Downtown Association

Prairie Pines 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:30 am12:00 pm

Tree Climb at Earth Day Omaha

Saturday, April 13, 2019
12:00 pm5:00 pm
Elmwood Park, 808 S 60th in Omaha

Sign up in advance that day to climb Nebraska’s State Champion swamp white oak. Participants are trained, secured and supervised by facilitators to take climb lines 50' up into the tree; located near the center of Elmwood Park's east edge, west of 60th and Leavenworth.

Spring Affair, Midwest's largest plant sale & garden event

Free sale Saturday, Ticketed meal & sale Friday night
Lancaster Event Center

Sale of 700+ perennials, herbs, grasses, trees and shrubs selected for region, uniqueness, demand and provided by Bluebird Nursery. Sponsored by NSA as an educational tool, fundraising event and to promote regional plants. Admission to the sale is free. The plant sale, presentations, educational booths and vendors are all in Pavilion I with plenty of free parking. For best plant choices, the ticketed Preview Party is Friday night, April 26 from 6-9pm, including a meal, live music and first selection of plants before Saturday sale.

Free First Thursday Brownbag Series

Thursday, May 2, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
228 N. 21 in Lincoln, Jayne Snyder Trail Center

"Botanical Illustration," Lana Johnson. Free First Thursday all-things-green series sponsored by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln Parks & Recreation and the Lincoln Downtown Association

Omaha Plant Sale

Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00 am12:00 pm
Omaha Douglas-Sarpy Extension, 8015 W Center Rd.

Prairie Pines 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, May 11, 2019
9:30 am12:00 pm

Friday Afternoon Plant Sale

Friday, May 17, 2019
12:00 pm4:30 pm
NSA greenhouse, north 38th entrance to UNL east campus

Friday Afternoon Plant Sale

Friday, May 24, 2019
12:00 pm4:30 pm
NSA greenhouse, north 38th entrance to UNL east campus

Friday Afternoon Plant Sale

Friday, May 31, 2019
12:00 pm4:30 pm
NSA greenhouse, north 38th entrance to UNL east campus

Free First Thursday Brownbag Series

Thursday, June 6, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
228 N. 21 in Lincoln, Jayne Snyder Trail Center

Talk and tour of Union Plaza (weather permittingi) with Mark Canney. Free First Thursday all-things-green series sponsored by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln Parks & Recreation and the Lincoln Downtown Association

Prairie Pines 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:30 am12:00 pm

Omaha Plant Sale at Fontenelle Forest

Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:00 am12:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd N in Bellevue

Friday Afternoon Plant Sale

Friday, June 21, 2019
12:00 pm4:30 pm
NSA greenhouse, north 38th entrance to UNL east campus

Friday Afternoon Plant Sale

Friday, June 28, 2019
12:00 pm4:30 pm
NSA greenhouse, north 38th entrance to UNL east campus

Free First Thursday Brownbag Series

Thursday, July 4, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
228 N. 21 in Lincoln, Jayne Snyder Trail Center

NONE - 4th of July holiday

Prairie Pines 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, July 13, 2019
9:30 am12:00 pm

Free First Thursday Brownbag Series

Thursday, August 1, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
228 N. 21 in Lincoln, Jayne Snyder Trail Center

Free First Thursday all-things-green series sponsored by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln Parks & Recreation and the Lincoln Downtown Association

Prairie Pines 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:30 am12:00 pm

Free First Thursday Brownbag Series

Thursday, September 5, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
228 N. 21 in Lincoln, Jayne Snyder Trail Center

Free First Thursday all-things-green series sponsored by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln Parks & Recreation and the Lincoln Downtown Association

Prairie Pines 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:30 am12:00 pm

Free First Thursday Brownbag Series

Thursday, October 3, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
228 N. 21 in Lincoln, Jayne Snyder Trail Center

Free First Thursday all-things-green series sponsored by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln Parks & Recreation and the Lincoln Downtown Association

Prairie Pines 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, October 12, 2019
9:30 am12:00 pm

Free First Thursday Brownbag Series

Thursday, November 7, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
228 N. 21 in Lincoln, Jayne Snyder Trail Center

Free First Thursday all-things-green series sponsored by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln Parks & Recreation and the Lincoln Downtown Association

Prairie Pines 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:30 am12:00 pm

Free First Thursday Brownbag Series

Thursday, December 5, 2019
12:00 pm1:00 pm
228 N. 21 in Lincoln, Jayne Snyder Trail Center

Free First Thursday all-things-green series sponsored by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln Parks & Recreation and the Lincoln Downtown Association

Prairie Pines 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, December 14, 2019
9:30 am12:00 pm

Prairie Pines 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, January 11, 2020
9:30 am12:00 pm

Prairie Pines 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, February 8, 2020
9:30 am12:00 pm