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Basswood Lodge is home to Big Muddy Workshop and Big Muddy Interpretive Studio.  

Basswood Lodge's grounds are an arboretum. It provides a "learning landscape" in an urban setting, allowing clients, allied design professionals, and visitors to see a variety of native and well-adapted species in a Nebraska landscape.


The arboretum includes a variety of native plant species that provide food and shelter for native insects and wildlife.  

We are implementing various green infrastructure features within the arboretum, to study how they perform.

We invite you to call or email, for an appointment to visit the arboretum.

Basswood Lodge Arboretum
4502 South 42nd Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68107
Phone: 402.344.8711
Katie Blesener, Curator

Basswood Lodge Arboretum is a Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Landscape Steward Affiliate Site. To learn more, visit the NSA website page for Basswood Lodge.

In 2004, the Arbor Day Foundation awarded Basswood Lodge and John Royster, its "Building With Trees Award of Excellence", in recognition of success in protecting existing mature trees during construction of Basswood Lodge.

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