NEXT YEARS' PATH IS PLANNED FOR Saturday, August 31st, and Saturday, September 7th, 2019.

Brochures with map will be available at each site and at the South Sioux City and Blair Chamber offices .

We will update the route as our stops for next year's 2019 Garden Path are determined.


Below was the map from our 2018 Garden Path Tour--we hope to add more to the 2019 Garden Path.


1. OMAHA--Lauritzen Gardens

Beautiful Plants and Landscaping - inside and outside gardens and exhibits. Admission $10 www.lauritzengardens.org

Rose Garden and Conservation Discovery Garden


OMAHA--General Crook House

5730 N 30th St. #11b...... 402-455-9990..... www.DouglasCoHistory.org

Crook House and Heirloom Garden



OMAHA--City Sprouts

4002 Seward St. ......402-504-1910 ...... www.omahasprouts.org


City Sprouts is the oldest community garden in Omaha. With over 45 raised garden beds, it features fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, a cob oven, gazebo, annuals and perennials. There is a Produce Stand on site staffed by the Urban Farm interns featuring jams, jellies, baked goods and other homemade items. The Urban Farm is located one block north and has a hoop house, beehive and demonstrates vegetable planting for high production.



FORT CALHOUN--Too Far North

111 N 14th street (US Hwy 75)........... www.toofarnorthwine.com

402-468-WINE (9463)

Enjoy Nebraska Wines, meet with friends & celebrate in our 1904 brick building--Originally a Saloon for Omaha's Metz Brothers Brewing Company. Wine tasting & Craft Beers, Unique Gifts, Antiques, local products and more!


FORT CALHOUN--Longhorn Bar & Grill

101 S 14th Street..... 402-468-5670..... jeanneknight64@gmail.com


FORT CALHOUN--Washington Co. Museum

102 N 14th Street..... 402-468-5740...... www.wchamuseum.com


County historical museum featuring exhibits of early Native Americans, Lewis and Clark's first council with the Otoe's archaeology, early towns and pioneer homesteading.


FORT CALHOUN--Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

201 S 7th Street..... 402-468-5611..... NOTE: Valid NE park permit required--sold on site

Park featuring an 1820's reproduction military fort, historic displays of Lewis & Clark's meeting with the native tribes, and Interpretive Gardens.

Special Event--Sat. June 2nd--Living history event from 10 to 5. Re-enactment of 1820's military & civilian life. Garden will be staffed with an interpreter.


BLAIR--Blair Farmer's Market

103 S 12th Street..... 402-426-5971..... Hours 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Various vendors selling locally grown produce, mostly vegetables, some baked goods, jams and jellies. Also on Wed. 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.


BLAIR--Blair Garden Center

1561 S Hwy 30..... 402-533-2040...... Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Selling Annuals, Perennials, Trees and shrubs. Pets and Gifts of all kinds.


BLAIR--Arbor One


Rob will answer questions about trees and their care at the entrance to Black Elk Neihardt Park located at 2966 College Drive. He will be there between 10:00 & 11:30 a.m. on Saturday May 26th & June 2nd. Please call ahead to confirm your consultation.

Black Elk - Neihardt Park was established on 1975. The park, which overlooks Blair and the Missouri River valley, is the highest point in Blair. The Tower of the Four Winds, designed by Dana College professor F.w. Thomsen, is the focal point of the park.


BLAIR--Country Gardens

1502 Washington Street..... 402-426-3010..... 800-826-2154

A unique retail store full of the latest trends in home decor and gifts, stepping stones, garden stakes, beautiful garden pots/poles/bird houses, flags, etc. as well as fresh flower arrangements & green plants.


TEKAMAH--Burt County Museum

319 N. 13th St...... 402-374-1505...... Hours: Sat. 26th 9-5 and Sat. June 2nd 1-5

burtcomuseum@abbnebraska.com..... Google: officialburtcountymuseum

Historic 1904 E.C. Houston House and Museum grounds featuring our Folsom Park Bridge over a pond filled with Koi fish. Beautiful grasses, flowers, trees and plants adorn the berm. Potted plants are furnished by the Tekamah Garden Club.

Mr. Houston, a prominent businessman, was the owner of Houston Lumber Company. The interior of the 14-room house remains much as it was, with beautiful leaded-etched windows, early light fixtures, open stairway to the second floor, and a third-floor ballroom. This house has four floors of exhibits.


TEKAMAH--Joni's "Dance-In-The-Wind"

810 S 14th Street..... 402-838-1046..... jrenshaw@abbnebraska.com

Over 1,000 varieties of Fancy hybrid Iris; 390-400 varieties of daylilies; over 400 Hosta selections; various tree and "Itoh" peonies, plus unusual herbaceous peonies; miscellaneous other perennials.


TEKAMAH--Lied Tekamah Public Library

204 S 13th Street..... 402-374-2453

Built in 1916, this library is one of just a few Carnegie libraries still in use in Nebraska. In 2014, more than $1.1 million was raised to build an addition to the facility, and in 2017, the grounds were renovated to include trees, grasses, shrubs and perennials especially suited to eastern Nebraska. Please stop along your tour to enjoy both the interior and grounds of the Library. Sponsored by the Tekamah Public Library Foundation.

TEKAMAH--Master's Hand

3599 County Road "F", on Hwy 75...... 402-374-2003..... www.mastershandcandles.com

Plants and Hanging Baskets for Sale plus an amazing variety of specialty candles and candies made daily. Classes are offered on Container Gardening, Succulent, and Plant care. An assortment of gifts. Occasional Flee Market and Country Markets. Ask about informational tours of the Apple Orchard.


TEKAMAH--Silver Hills Winery

3130 County Road "M"..... 402-374-1602..... Open 1 to 9 pm

Relax with a glass of wine in the scenic hills of Nebraska. We have three acres of grapevines and are in the process of developing a nature path through 100 year old Oaks. Beautiful landscaping and flower arrangements to view on the property.


TEKAMAH--Chatter Box Brews

203 S 13th Street..... 402-374-2013..... Open 12 noon


Tap Room, Restaurant, Beer Garden and Event space


TEKAMAH--Garden Club

Tekamah Mini-park, 13th & "K" Streets

Plant sale includes reasonably priced plants, cuttings and bulb from members' gardens - mostly perennials, grasses, shrubs, a few bulbs and houseplants.

COFFEE AND ROLLS while you shop!

Vendors on site: Red Barn Designs - Unique yard art to accent your flower garden or patio pots.

Main Street Custom Metal - Custom metal sign and art for your home or garden.


TEKAMAH--Northridge Country Club

3398 County Road "H"..... 402-374-2661..... northridge.proshop@gmail.com

View our Clubhouse flowers and shrubs and walk around the greens to view two ponds on #4 and #7 featuring a waterfall and rose garden.


TEKAMAH--Historic Bryant House

104 S 16th Street..... 402-870-1127..... bonniechatt@wildblue.net


Step through our front doors to be taken back to the past where time stands still. 1890 Queen Anne Victorian home with original furniture, artwork, dishes and clothing. FREE Seed packets for stopping!


TEKAMAH--Big Cottonwood Winery

2865 County Road "I "..... 402-374-2656 ..... www.bigcottonwoodwinery.com

Wine Tasting Room featuring Nebraska produced wines and Gift Shop. Tours of vineyard and wine production area given per request.



OAKLAND--150th Anniversary

For inquiries: susankbekner@gmail.com..... www.oakland150.com

Come Celebrate Oakland's Sesquicentennial! Lots of activities; Art show, Quilt show, Swedish Food, Oakland Historical display, Car Show, Humanities speaker: "female Pioneer settler in Nebraska" and more! Street Dance at 8:00 p.m. May 26th.


OAKLAND--Swedish Heritage Center

301 M Charde Ave ..... 402-380-9744..... Swedishheritagecenter.org

Historical museum featuring Swedish artifacts, antiques and promoting tourism through Oakland's Swedish immigrants. Also several displays of Oakland's history and culture.


OAKLAND--Alli's Flower Shoppe

501 N Oakland Ave ..... 402-685-6022 ..... www.allisflowershoppe.com

Flower & Gift Shop on Main Street in Oakland. Fresh Flowers, gifts, garden flowers, annuals, perennials, & vegetables.



OAKLAND--Gramma B's Lodging

714 N Oakland Ave ..... 402-380-2162 ..... stampblp2@hotmail.com

When you are in the Oakland area, plan to stay at Gramma B's. A beautiful Victorian house with a wrap-around deck, 5 bedrooms, full use of the kitchen, large lawn and off street parking.


OAKLAND--The Dix Flower Gardens

700 N Thomas Ave ..... 402-380-5010 ..... dixjud@gmail.com

An Enchanting array of colorful flower gardens that feature perennials and annuals. Paths, gates, a fountain, waterfall with fish filled pond, arbors with seating and covered with roses.


OAKLAND--Flip Flop Farm Gurl General Store

208 N. Oakland Ave ..... 402-685-5937 ..... flipflopgurl@gmail.com


Come spend the afternoon with us!! A delightful shop with an old time feel. Gifts, home

decor, bath & body items, baby and wedding gifts. In the back is our wonderful bakery with cookies, pastries, pies, salads and a full sub sandwich menu including wraps and more.


OAKLAND--Johnson Garden

504 N Davis .....402-685-5652 ..... foodpride1@yahoo.com

A gorgeous brick home with a waterfall over a pond with Koi fish. Owners tag Monarch Butterflies to Journey to Mexico.


OAKLAND--The Bing Bed & Breakfast

201 N Oakland Ave ..... 402-685-5652 ..... 402-380-9744 ..... thebingbnb.com

100 year old photography studio renovated into a gorgeous Bed & Breakfast with a relaxing garden & birdbath.


LYONS--Storefront Theater & Andromeda Gallery

210 E Main Street 402-237-4379 bhedges@abbnebraska.com www.cosmicfilmsstudio.com

Like us on Facebook: Lyons Andromeda Gallery

Storefront Theater seating and Screen


Floral painting and photography Exhibit at the Andromeda Gallery.


LYONS--Wyld & Woodsy

2080 County Road "Q", off Old Hwy 118 ..... 402-380-1420 ..... www.wyldandwoodsy.com

Greenhouse & Design Studio with sales of annuals, herbs, hanging baskets, perennials, vegetable plants, succulents, potted Deco planters, Mexican pottery and custom potting. Indoor and outdoor decor.


LYONS--Good Taste Farms LLC

2160 Country Road "R" ..... 402-669-6939 ..... goodtastefarms@aol.com

Watch for the original art on the barn "The Good of the Hive" - Bees measuring 26 feet! We are proud to display an original artwork from Matthew Willey creator of "the Good of the Hive" movement.

A market farm designed to support a natural ecosystem. We don't use pesticides, herbicide's, or chemical fertilizers. Planned grass belts with pollinator friendly plantings combined with windbreaks support the natural biology of the property. We cherish the lizard, frog, snake, butterfly, bee, fox raccoon, opossum, skunk, badger, mice mole, raptor, coyote and birds that live or visit the property.

Good Taste Farms produce garlic, potato, hazelnut, herb, fruit and root vegetables to individuals and farmers markets.


BANCROFT--John G. Neihardt State Historic Site

306 W Elm Street ..... 402-648-3388 ..... neihardt@gpcom.net

A beautiful garden designed by Neihardt and his wife Mona, based on the Native American concept of the sacred Hoop. Internal and external pathways allow visitors to walk within the garden. The site also includes Neihardt's writing cabin (The Study). The museum is dedicated to the life and works of John G. Neihardt, Nebraska's poet laureate in perpetuity. It includes exhibits on Neihardt as well as Native Americans. Art exhibits, annual conferences and monthly programs take place on a variety of topics.


DECATUR--Museum

400 w 8th Street.....402-399-5018 ..... Open 1 to 5 .....www.decaturmuseum.org

"Preserving our past to Enhance our Future"

Offering a glimpse in the past, assisting people with genealogy, and providing activities in the community. The Decatur Museum maintains the Rural Legends storytelling venue on Main street. The stationary Trolley Car was part of a community art project grant through the Center for Rural Affairs and provides a setting to share Decatur legends and storytelling as special programs for the community. The museum will be featuring a charming Floral Quilt Exhibit for the Garden Path and has a small garden area in front of the museum with an original bell from the Decatur school, and flag pole from the toll booth at the decatur bridge.


DECATUR--Green Lantern Steakhouse & Lounge

653 N Broadway ..... 402-349-5645..... greenlantern@nntc.net

Featuring a Garden Path Lunch Special - Cob Salad Wrap and $2 Sangria's!


MACY--Omaha Nation Community Foods

Blackbird Wayside Area on Hwy 75 between Macy and Decatur.....402-922-1063

Sponsored by CFRA. Look for us on Facebook at Omaha Nations community gardens.

Omaha nations community gardens providing fresh garden produce, canned foods, berries, wild mushrooms, asparagus and onions. Authentic Native Jewelry and crafts. Buffalo meat and more!


MACY--Blackbird Hill Studio

3718 "O" Ave on Hwy 75 ..... 712-899-4577 ..... www.blackbirdhillstudio.com

Primarily perennial gardens with all kinds of flowers, trees, paths, pergola with swing, rock waterfall with goldfish pond.

Painting & Pottery Studios will be open featuring:

Art by Sheryl Piere and Jan Zimmerman

Music by "Troubadour" from 1:00 to 3:00 pm June 2nd



WINNEBAGO--Ho Chunk Statue Garden

Located on Hwy 75 on the North side of Winnebago, in Ho-Chunk Village, is an amazing group of twelve statues each representing on of the tribal Clans.

The Statues are arranged in a large circle that you can drive around or walk through.



HOMER--Tremayne Garden

414 Howard ..... 402-922-1661

Featuring the Landscapes of "Outdoor Environments"

725 West 21st St. in South Sioux City 402-494-5457 www.siouxlandoutdoorenvironments.com

Landscapes designed as a form of art: it's beautiful, elegant, timeless, and expressive!


SOUTH SIOUX CITY--Bloomers Lawn & Garden Center

2302 W 29th Street ..... 712-223-5296 ..... elpbloomers@gmail.com


Take Life Outdoors! Visit our indoor & outdoor Garden Center. Plants of every kind, garden decor, gifts and landscaping.


SOUTH SIOUX CITY--Voices for Food

1030 5th Ave ..... 402-494-5477 ..... marioncain@mac.com

Dakota County Voices for Food Cooperative Learning Garden--growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables & herbs. Using fresh produce for healthy eating and providing produce to food pantries in Dakota County.


SOUTH SIOUX CITY--Community Orchard

1500 E 17th Street ..... Call 712-204-0607 if you would like entrance to the Orchard.

The Orchard was planted to provide our citizens with fresh fruit and to teach children about the environment. We stated with 220 trees of many varieties and fruits, by the County Extension state Forestry and many volunteers.


SIOUX CITY--Farmers Market

Located at the corner of Pearl Street and Tri-View Ave., just west of the Tyson Events Center in Downtown Sioux City.

This large Farmers Market features local produce and products made or grown by the vendor from May through October on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plants, crafts, food vendors, baked goods, and produce of all kinds.


SIOUX CITY--Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

4500 Sioux River Road ..... 712-258-0838 ..... 9 am to 4:30 pm ..... www.woodburyparks.org

Garden Beds, water feature, Hiking Trails in the Loess Hills and educational Exhibits.



Not listed as a stop: but an exhibit worth seeing, featuring art based on Memories of Gardening with Jeff's Dad.


Of Sticks and Stones:


Sculptures by Jeff Baldus


May 19 – August 5, 2018 Sioux City Art Center - 225 Nebraska St.

Saturday Hours are 10 to 4