News  |  March 7th, 2018

5 Places in Omaha to Visit to Get Rid of Your Winter Blues

The winter months begin to get dull this time of year. We begin to crave spending more time outside in the sunshine with green plants around us. Here are a few places you can visit to tide you over until spring’s arrival.

Visit the Lauritzen Gardens Conservatory:

Wander through the warm tropics at the Lauritzen Gardens Conservatory and get your plant fix. Designed to showcase the beauty of a traditional garden in the Southern United States, it’s a great place to get away from your bleak landscape. Take in all the wonderful shades of green and beautiful blooms. It can almost count as a mini vacation to the south!

Hang Out at the Henry Doorly Zoo:

Still ranked as one of the best zoos in the world, warm up at the Henry Doorly Zoo in their jungle and desert dome. You’ll almost forget it’s winter surrounded by all of the tropical plants in the Lied Jungle or in the 70 degree Desert Dome. Don’t forget to stop by the aquarium to walk on the “bottom of the ocean”.

Photo Credit: Asten

Henry Doorly Zoo

Photo Credit: shannonpatrick17

Find Inspiration at the Joslyn Art Museum:

Take a stroll through the collections at the Joslyn. It’s always free, though you may have to pay admission to see specific exhibits. Appreciate some art while spending time outside of the house. Also, stop by the Storz Fountain Court to admire the beautiful marble columns, balcony, and hand-crafted ceramic tiled fountain.

Joslyn Art Museum

Photo Credit: jpellgen

Enjoy some shopping and a meal in the Passageway Downtown:

Located in downtown Omaha, this “alley” was developed 30 years ago into a series of shops and restaurants. We recommend this spot because you can enjoy the green plant life while sharing a meal or doing some shopping.

Photo Credit: Chris Murphy

Stop by our Office and Meet with our Design Team:

Get together with our skilled team of designers and start planning the place you want to spend all of your time in outside. Our designers will take your ideas and input, then create a design that can be crafted by our landscape installation team. Our goal is to help you spend more days outside, sooner in the spring and later in the fall.

 

We hope you enjoy some of these activities while patiently waiting for your garden’s spring blooms.

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