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Event Calendar

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

Friday Afternoon Plant Sale

Friday, September 29, 2017
12:00 pm4:30 pm
UNL East Campus, 2150 N. 38th

Sale of native and regional trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials.

FREE 1st Thursday Brown-bags

Thursday, October 5, 2017
12:00 pm1:00 pm
UNL East Campus Keim 150

A brown-bag series on “all things green” sponsored by the Arboretum. Bring your lunch if you want. Topics for fall 2017:
Sept. 7 - Do your part for the environment: bring ideas for recycling, energy, water saving
Oct. 5 - Gathering for natural decorating
Nov. 2 - Variety in oaks
Dec. 7 - Beauty in every season

Friday Afternoon Plant Sale

Friday, October 6, 2017
12:00 pm4:30 pm
UNL East Campus, 2150 N. 38th

Sale of native and regional trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials.

Friday Afternoon Plant Sale

Friday, October 13, 2017
12:00 pm4:30 pm
UNL East Campus, 2150 N. 38th

Sale of native and regional trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials.

Curator's Meeting

Friday, October 20, 2017
10:00 am1:30 pm
Joslyn Art Museum

This meeting is exclusive to Curator's by invitation only.

Agenda:
10:00-11:30 Site updates and peer sharing on popular topics.
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-12:30 Tour by Kyle Johnson
12:30-1:00 Lunch ($6 price of attendance covers half the cost of lunch)
1:00-1:30 Information from NSA

Friday Afternoon Plant Sale

Friday, October 20, 2017
12:00 pm4:30 pm
UNL East Campus, 2150 N. 38th

Sale of native and regional trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials.

Joslyn Art Museum Arboretum Tour

Friday, October 20, 2017
3:00 pm4:30 pm
Joslyn Art Museum

Tour of the Joslyn Art Museum Arboretum lead by grounds keeper Kyle Johnson

Friday Afternoon Plant Sale

Friday, October 27, 2017
12:00 pm4:30 pm
UNL East Campus, 2150 N. 38th

Sale of native and regional trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials.

FREE 1st Thursday Brown-bags

Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00 pm1:00 pm
UNL East Campus Keim 150

A brown-bag series on “all things green” sponsored by the Arboretum. Bring your lunch if you want. Topics for fall 2017:
Sept. 7 - Do your part for the environment: bring ideas for recycling, energy, water saving
Oct. 5 - Gathering for natural decorating
Nov. 2 - Variety in oaks
Dec. 7 - Beauty in every season

Gardens Transformed- 2017 Young Lecture in Horticulture

Friday, November 10, 2017
7:00 pm8:00 pm
Lincoln, NE
Gardens Transformed- 2017 Young Lecture in Horticulture

Join the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum for a night with Sandra Youssef Clinton for a journey through "Gardens Transformed". Learn about the many landscapes Sandra has designed over the year, with a keen eye to plants and ecology and get inspiration for your own place! The lecture will be followed by a dessert reception.

What gardener is not looking for the element of the unexpected…the “WOW” factor in their garden? Many gardeners fall short in transforming their vision into a lush and imaginative reality. How can we create extraordinary outdoor living spaces and gardens that invite us in? How can we achieve four-season experiences of our own? What choices do we make to create a garden where there is always something of interest taking front stage? Where do the inside and outside meet? How do we create gardens for all creatures to enjoy?

Sandra Clinton’s painterly approach, extensive plant knowledge, and keen eye for proportion and spatial design combine in exuberant gardens that highlight the seasonal rhythms of the landscape and nature. With an understanding of the history of garden design, an astute observation of natural landscapes, and inspirations from extensive world travels, Sandy will share dramatic examples of gardens she has designed with her firm, Clinton & Associates.

FREE 1st Thursday Brown-bags

Thursday, December 7, 2017
12:00 pm1:00 pm
UNL East Campus Keim 150

A brown-bag series on “all things green” sponsored by the Arboretum. Bring your lunch if you want. Topics for fall 2017:
Sept. 7 - Do your part for the environment: bring ideas for recycling, energy, water saving
Oct. 5 - Gathering for natural decorating
Nov. 2 - Variety in oaks
Dec. 7 - Beauty in every season