7 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Nebraska!

In Nebraska, you can explore some truly stunning botanical gardens and arboretums, each one overflowing with lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and a vast array of natural beauty. Here are some of the best botanical gardens and arboretums across the Cornhusker State.

Lauritzen Gardens/Kenefick Park, Omaha, NE

Offering a unique combination of a 19.5 acre botanical garden and a 33 acre park, Kenefick Park is the perfect spot to enjoy some of Omaha's finest scenery. It is home to two of the world's best locomotives, making it a great destination for train enthusiasts as well.

Sunken Gardens, Lincoln, NE

The Sunken Gardens have been a staple of the Lincoln area since the 1930s when they were constructed. They are the only garden in Nebraska listed in National Geographic's 300 Best Gardens to Visit in the United States and Canada. Come see for yourself!

Gilman Park, Pierce, NE

Gilman Park Arboretum is a sight to behold, boasting a wet-mesic garden in the southeast corner. This garden is home to four species of trees, five shrubs, and 16 different perennials, providing a lush atmosphere to the area.

Garden of the Senses, Omaha, NE

Located at the Omaha Zoo & Aquarium, the Garden of the Senses offers a full sensory experience with aromatherapy flowers and herbs, textured plants, braille identification signs, bronze animal statues, and much more. Visually stunning, with powerful fragrances and signage catering to all adaptive needs, this space is truly all-encompassing.

OPPD Arboretum, Omaha, NE

OPPD Arboretum is open to the public from dawn till dusk and offers a variety of resources for visitors of all ages. A naturalistic escape from city life, this arboretum draws in visitors from all over to unwind and educate themselves on the world around them.

Maxwell Arboretum, Lincoln, NE

A dedicated site of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Maxwell Arboretum is home to various trees, shrubs, vines, perennial plants, sunny open prairies, and trial sites for new cultivars. The perfect spot for a day out, a quick break, or a much-needed refresh.

Itha-Krumme Memorial Arboretum, Falls City, NE

Geographically in the vicinity of Kansas City, Topeka, and Omaha/Lincoln, Itha-Krumme Memorial Arboretum is an ideal spot to explore the region's natural biodiversity. This Falls City arboretum successfully combines regional displays of flora and fauna while bringing peace to visitors.

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