GARDEN PATH STOPS--Listed below the map--Stops are along the Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway--from Omaha to Sioux City primarily along HWY 75 & 77.
Saturday May 26th, 9 to 5 and Saturday June 2nd--9 to 5 unless noted differently.
Brochures with map will be available at each site and at the Sioux City, South Sioux City and Blair Chamber offices .
Sign in at each stop for chances to win Grand Prizes of Garden Plant arrangements or Gifts!
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
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
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..... email@example.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.
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.
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
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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.
810 S 14th Street..... 402-838-1046..... email@example.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.
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 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..... firstname.lastname@example.org
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..... email@example.com
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.
For inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org..... 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 ..... email@example.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 ..... firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ..... email@example.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.
504 N Davis .....402-685-5652 ..... firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com www.cosmicfilmsstudio.com
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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 ..... firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ..... email@example.com
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.
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..... firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 ..... email@example.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 ..... firstname.lastname@example.org
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