Omaha’s Cathedral flower show celebrates Nebraska’s history

Nebraska turns 150 years old in 2017. St. Cecelia Cathedral’s annual flower event showcased several displays related to the state’s history. From Native Americans to Mrs. B, the 32nd annual show intertwined flowers and history. Several Omaha-area florists designed displays that shared information about specific historical events or people. While the historical exhibits are interesting, […]

Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens illuminating Spring with glass art exhibit

Spring is in the air at Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens. The botanical garden is hosting a special glass art exhibit through May 8th. “Floral Fusion” showcases the glass art of Craig Mitchell Smith. The exhibit features about 30 pieces of blown-glass art located throughout the visitors center’s main display hall and the Marjorie K. Daughtery Conservatory. […]

Stopping and smelling the flowers at Omaha Cathedral’s annual floral festival

Hollywood came to Omaha recently as St. Cecelia Cathedral was the site of the 31st annual Cathedral Flower Festival. The two-day floral exhibit featured the theme “A Night at the Movies.” About 25 movies were used as the inspiration for floral designs by Omaha-area florists. We took in the event with Lisa’s aunt Vicki and […]

Powell Gardens offer beautiful views in Kansas City

Kansas City’s Powell Gardens provide visitors with beautiful scenery. We recently spent a couple of hours in the botanical gardens, southeast of the city. Powell Gardens are about a 50-minute drive from downtown Kansas City. The botanical garden is actually located near Kingsville. The drive actually goes by fairly quickly. Visitors can take in a […]

Missouri Botanical Garden brings China to St. Louis with Lantern Festival

The Far East meets the Midwest at Missouri’s Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The Garden is hosting a Lantern festival nightly through Aug. 23rd. The festival showcases 22 sets of lantern designs. These aren’t the typical lanterns you may think of – that you light and let go into the sky. The lanterns on display […]

St. Louis Citygarden combines sculptures with botanical garden

St. Louis’ Citygarden is described as an “oasis” in the heart of a major city. The park is a combination of a botanical garden and a sculpture walk. More than 20 sculptures are located throughout the 2.9-acre park, a few blocks west of the famous Arch and Old Courthouse. These two attractions serve as great […]

Dubuque botanical garden sprouts beautiful flowers

The beauty of flowers. The fragrance of the flora. Nothing says summer like a walk in a flower garden. That’s what we did one night to cap a day of activities during our visit to Dubuque. The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Garden was a nice way to spend about an hour. The botanical garden isn’t […]

Lauritzen is more than a walk in the flowers

When someone tells you to stop and smell the roses, in Omaha, you can stop and smell a lot more. You can also take a stroll through a wooded area, and “travel” to different countries.  Just take a trip to Lauritzen Gardens Omaha’s botanical gardens opened in 1982. New gardens have been added throughout the […]

Milwaukee’s version of ‘Under the Dome(s)’

Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Conservatory – AKA “The Domes” – is an interesting take on a botanical garden. The Domes are made up of three domed buildings. Each houses a special group of flowers and plants. The show dome houses special features. This dome’s exhibits can change throughout the year. The tropical dome houses plants from […]

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