Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

January 2010

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FRI

01

oLBRICH BOTANICAL gARDENS CLOSED

SUN

03

moreinfoWinter Concert

Spectrum Trio - Percussion with Voice & Electronic Sounds

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. Concerts are at 2 p.m. each Sunday from January 3 through March 28. Suggested donation is $1.

JAN

04

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MAR
21

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Bolz conservatory exhibit -

cHOCOLATE:  tHE BITTER AND THE sWEET

Chocolate is one of those flavors that most people love. However, the dark brown, pleasantly bitter, chemically complex substance bears little resemblance to the pulp-surrounded seeds of the cacao pod. Visit the tropical Bolz Conservatory to see the unique cacao tree and to learn about the impact of chocolate on culture. The exhibit, Chocolate:  The Bitter and the Sweet, may give you an interesting perspective on one of the most popular plant products in history. The conservatory is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $1 for the general public. Admission is always free for Olbrich Botanical Society members and children 5 and under, and is free for the general public on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon.

JAN

10

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APR
04

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ART EXHIBIT

Butterflies and Blooms

Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm

Local artist Ann Thering's stunning images capture rare glimpses of colorful butterflies in their natural habitat. Thering's photography explores the colors, patterns, and textures of butterflies and their habitat, as well as butterfly behavior. The exhibit is free and open to the public on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.

SUN

10

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The Dang-Its - Honky Tonk, Western Swing & Americana

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. Concerts are at 2 p.m. each Sunday from January 3 through March 28. Suggested donation is $1.

SUN

17

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Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble - Gypsy Jazz, Latin & Parisian Waltzes

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. Concerts are at 2 p.m. each Sunday from January 3 through March 28. Suggested donation is $1.

SAT

23

polar dash / tropic bash

10 am - 12 pm

Physician's Plus and Olbrich Botanical Gardens partner to host this fun family event to keep kids active and healthy during the cold winter months. Kids pull sleds around a snow-covered outdoor track, cheered on by friends and family. Then it's time to warm up inside with hot cider, healthy snacks, games, and a trip through the tropical Bolz Conservatory. a great outing to encourage kids to get out, get active, and get healthy.

SUN

24

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Caribbean Steel Drums and Marimba - Traditional Calypso & Modern Caribbean Music

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. Concerts are at 2 p.m. each Sunday from January 3 through March 28. Suggested donation is $1.

SAT

30

moreinfoCHILDREN OF THE RAINFOREST

Ton Ko-Thi African Dance and Drumming

Performances at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Come out of the cold and into the tropics with the Children of the Rainforest series at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Milwaukee's Ton Ko-Thi youth group performs traditional high-energy African dance, backed up by live African drumming. The group features two dozen dancers and a dozen drummers, all in colorful African dress. The Children of the Rainforest series offers performances for families to celebrate cultural differences in rainforest regions around the world, and is generously sponsored by William Wartmann. Performances are at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $3 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under, and free for ages 2 and under.

SUN

31

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Johnny Chimes - New Orleans Style Piano

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. Concerts are at 2 p.m. each Sunday from January 3 through March 28. Suggested donation is $1.

 

moreinfoONGOING:  YOGA IN THE GARDENS

Mondays 5:30 - 6:45 pm OR Thursdays 7:30 - 8:45 am

Held in the Conservatory or Outdoor Gardens when possible. The cost is $10 per class, no registration required.

   

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719