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Member Appreciation Week 2024

Get ready to be showered with gratitude and greenery because Member Appreciation Week is happening July 15-21! This is your chance to bask in the spotlight and revel in the love we have for our incredible community of members.

Throughout this special week, we're celebrating YOU—our devoted supporters who make everything we do possible. From bringing life to our gardens to spreading the joy of nature far and wide, your passion and dedication are the roots that keep us grounded and flourishing.

Join us for garden tours, virtual chats, and exclusive perks designed just for you. It's our way of saying thank you for being the driving force behind our mission to plant Nebraska for healthy people, vibrant communities, and a more resilient environment.

With boundless gratitude,

-- Nebraska Statewide Arboretum

If you aren't a current member, but want to participate, click here to join our ever-growing community of plant lovin' folks!

Free Admission at Lauritzen Gardens - 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha
Monday, July 15 - Sunday, July 21
Open daily for exploration - Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Our friends at Lauritzen Gardens are happy to offer Nebraska Statewide Arboretum members FREE admission (up to 2 people per member card) to their gardens from July 15-21 as part of our Member Appreciation Week. We ask that you present your NSA member cards and a photo ID at the front desk to redeem the offer.

Omaha’s public garden is a haven for plant enthusiasts and green thumbs, birdwatchers and butterfly spotters, photographers and artists, with more than 20 themed garden areas that invite YOU to experience and be inspired by the beauty of every season.

Virtual Garden Q&A with Justin Evertson and Bob Henrickson
Monday, July 15
12-1 p.m. (Central)

Join us for a lovely afternoon virtual garden talk. Green Infrastructure Coordinator, Justin Evertson, and NSA's Horticulture Program Coordinator, Bob Henrickson, will be hosting a virtual garden Q&A. This is offered to our members only, so make sure to join the conversation and ask all those gardening and tree questions you have! In fact, why don't you send us your questions in advance so we can try to cover as many as possible?!


Insect Stories: How Nebraska Native Plants Support Life!
Tuesday, July 16
12-1 p.m. (Central)

Join our friends at Xerces Society for a virtual chat as they profile native plants and their super cool relationship with insects!


Metropolitan Community College Arboretum Tour
Wednesday, July 17
10-11 a.m. (Central)

Join Nebraska Statewide Arboretum as we explore the green spaces of Metropolitan Community College led by MCC Arboretum curator, Kristina Engler. The historical site of Fort Omaha is the setting for the MCC Arboretum, an affiliate site of Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. The arboretum site encompasses five acres of the 70-acre campus. Metro's arboretum offers a profusion of trees, plants and shrubs; some that have existed on the site for over 100 years. As both a historic site and learning laboratory, this environment presents educational opportunities for their students that aren't available anywhere else.

This is a walking tour, so wear your comfy walking shoes and be prepared for Nebraska weather!

Space is limited, so register soon!


Tree-via at Zipline Beer Hall in Lincoln
Wednesday, July 17
 6-8 p.m. (Central)

Wanna show off your tree, plant, and shrub knowledge with friends over a pint? Have we got the trivia event for you!

Bring a team (up to 6) to Zipline Beer Hall (5740 Hidcote Dr. Ste B, Lincoln) and expect 50ish questions over 2 hours. This is a free event (but we know our friends at Zipline would love if it ya bought something). Also, non-members are welcome to attend, too, so bring your friends and introduce them to NSA!

To learn more, CLICK HERE

Garden Tour at St. Leo's Church
Thursday, July 18
9-10 a.m. (Central)

Join Nebraska Statewide Arboretum as we explore the gardens of St. Leo Church. St. Leo's has been working with Nebraska Statewide Arboretum on several plantings and it's time to show them off!

This is a walking tour, so wear your comfy walking shoes and be prepared for Nebraska weather.

Space is limited, so register today!


Member Discount on NSA Merchandise
July 15-21

All week long, take advantage of our member-only discount on all NSA merchandise! Use code MEMBER15 to receive 15% off your order July 15-21. And be on the lookout for new merchandise dropping just in time for Member Appreciation Week!