If you’re looking for a relaxing way to spend a weekend afternoon, Omaha has many beautiful gardens worthy of exploring. There are some well-known spots around the city, but there are also many lesser-known gardens that showcase some beautiful plants and flowers in charming, relaxing atmospheres. From popular favorites to hidden neighborhood gems, check out this list of some of the best gardens in Omaha.
The first on our list is Lauritzen Gardens, featuring beautiful exhibits all year round. Plan an escape to this urban oasis and discover a whole hidden sanctuary right in the heart of the city. The visitor and education center is home to hundreds of garden-themed festivals, special events, floral shows, and classes each year.
Mount Vernon Gardens
The perfect place for a panoramic view and stroll along the Missouri river, the Mount Vernon Gardens in Omaha are actually a replica of George Washington’s Mount Vernon view of the Potomac. The beautiful scenery and flowers also make this garden a popular spot for outdoor weddings.
Old Market Passageway
The Old Market Passageway is arguably the most beautiful indoor garden in the city and one of the most iconic gardens in Omaha. You’ll find lovely hanging plants, boutique shops, art galleries, and restaurants all tucked away in this intimate indoor space.
One of the defining landmarks of the city, Memorial Park was created as a memorial for all of the local men and women who have served in the armed forces. In addition to the endless green space, the park features a lovely rose garden with a variety of floral displays (a gift from the Omaha Rose Society).
Garden of the Senses
Let your senses go wild as you walk through this beautiful garden filled with over 250 different species of herbs, perennials, trees and blankets of roses and flowers located inside the Omaha Zoo. With chirping birds and sparkling fountains there’s no shortage of photo opportunities at this garden.
Did we leave out your favorite garden in Omaha? Let us know in the comments!