Olbrich Home Holiday Express

April 2012

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MON

02

moreinfotickets on sale for rhapsody in bloom benefit
9 am
Tickets to Rhapsody in Bloom, Madison's largest garden party, go on sale to the public starting April 2. Rhapsody in Bloom, on Saturday, June 16, features hors d' oeuvres among the flowers and dinner in the outdoor gardens. You'll also have the chance to bid on a variety of plants and container gardens. Olbrich Botanical Gardens will be closed to the public all day on June 16 to prepare for Rhapsody in Bloom. For ticket and reservation information call 608-246-5616.

SAT
07

moreinfoPansy Sale
10 am - while supplies last!
Celebrate spring with a cheery pansy, panola, or viola grown in Olbrich's own greenhouses. Put a cheery pansy on your windowsill, dress up your holiday table, or bring a fabulous hostess gift beautifully displayed in a springtime container. These delightful pansies, violas, and panolas, grown in Olbrich's own greenhouses, are just $6 each with three plants per pot. Decorative containers are extra. Proceeds benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

SAT
07

orchid sale
10 am - 2:30 pm or while supplies last
Celebrate spring with a blooming orchid plant. Orchid Growers Guild members will be available to answer questions. Sponsored by the Orchid Growers Guild. A portion of the proceeds benefits Olbrich Gardens. For information call 608-235-4450.

APR

07

thru
JULY
15

moreinfo

Bolz conservatory exhibit -

light gaps

The trees are trimmed and the bushes were pruned during annual maintenance in the Bolz Conservatory...now it's time to see the light in the forest! Learn about light and how plants develop and change in the forest as light fluctuates. With more than 650 plants in the Bolz Conservatory, the tropical plants compete for every sunbeam that radiates through the glass pyramid. When a gap in the forest canopy is created naturally, or by a clipping from Olbrich's Conservatory staff, new growth develops at an exceptional rate. 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 $2 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.

APR

08

thru
JUNE
24

moreinfoART EXHIBIT -

tHE lAST pOLAROID

Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm

With their remaining sheets of the now extinct SX-70 Polaroid film, Minnesota artists Mark Roberts and Denise Rouleau captured the flora and architecture of Como Park's Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. The resulting photographs are surreal and impressionistic images - created by the film dyes being manipulated before they harden, much like a painter does to wet paint. The exhibit is free and open to the public on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.

SAT
14

wisconsin gourd festival
9 am - 4 pm
Wisconsin gourd artists show and sell their art. Also enjoy classes, demonstrations, gourd-related products and supplies, and a special place for kids to learn about and decorate gourds. The festival is free with classes offered at reduced prices to Olbrich Botanical Society and Wisconsin Gourd Society members. For more information call 608-437-1944.

THU

12

moreinfoMember PRE-SALE:

oLBRICH'S LEAF MULCH SALE

2 - 5 pm

Become a member of the Olbrich Botanical Society and shop early for leaf mulch! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich's environmentally friendly leaf mulch helps control weeds, holds in water, and looks great. Enjoy the convenience of drive-through service. For more information about membership call 608-246-4724 or visit the membership section. Members also receive 20% off purchases in Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop all day.

Bags-$6.50 each + tax            (Each bag covers about 35 square feet at 2-3 inches)

Bulk scoops-$40 each + tax  (A bulk scoop is equal to about 8-10 bags of mulch, and covers approximately 350 square feet at a depth of 2-3 inches)

FRI
13

thru
SAT
14
moreinfoOlbrich's Leaf Mulch Sale
April 13, 2 - 5 pm
April 14, 9 am - 12 pm

Now you can have the same top-quality mulch used in Olbrich's gardens. The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich's environmentally friendly leaf mulch cuts down on watering and weeding, recycles local leaves, and is credited for Olbrich's healthy-looking gardens. Enjoy the convenience of drive-through service. For more information call 608-246-4550.

Bags-$6.50 each + tax            (Each bag covers about 35 square feet at 2-3 inches)

Bulk scoops-$40 each + tax  (A bulk scoop is equal to about 8-10 bags of mulch, and covers approximately 350 square feet at a depth of 2-3 inches)

APR

14

until supplies last!

moreinfoload-your-own leaf mulch sale

April 14, 12 - 4 pm

April 15 - while supplies last, 10 am - 4 pm daily
Olbrich's bagged Leaf Mulch Sale continues! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich's environmentally friendly leaf mulch also helps control weeds, holds in water, and looks great. Bagged leaf mulch will be available at the Gardens from 9 am to 4 pm every day of the week, while supplies last. Only bagged leaf mulch will be available. Pay for leaf mulch in the lobby, then drive around to the parking lot to load your own bags. For more information call 608-246-4550.

Bags-$6.50 each + tax     (Each bag covers about 35 square feet at 2-3 inches)

THUR

19

moreinfobulk mulch SALE
1 - 5 pm

Buy in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Bulk Leaf Mulch Sales! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich's environmentally friendly leaf mulch also helps control weeds, holds in water, and looks great. Bulk mulch is loose and loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you.

Bulk scoops-$40 each + tax   (A bulk scoop is equal to about 8-10 bags of mulch, and covers approximately 350 square feet at a depth of 2-3 inches)

SAT

21

moreinfobulk mulch SALE
9 am - 1 pm

Buy in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Bulk Leaf Mulch Sales! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich's environmentally friendly leaf mulch also helps control weeds, holds in water, and looks great. Bulk mulch is loose and loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you.

Bulk scoops-$40 each + tax   (A bulk scoop is equal to about 8-10 bags of mulch, and covers approximately 350 square feet at a depth of 2-3 inches)

THUR

26

moreinfobulk mulch SALE
1 - 5 pm

Buy in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Bulk Leaf Mulch Sales! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich's environmentally friendly leaf mulch also helps control weeds, holds in water, and looks great. Bulk mulch is loose and loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you.

Bulk scoops-$40 each + tax   (A bulk scoop is equal to about 8-10 bags of mulch, and covers approximately 350 square feet at a depth of 2-3 inches)

SAT

28

moreinfobulk mulch SALE
9 am - 1 pm

Buy in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Bulk Leaf Mulch Sales! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich's environmentally friendly leaf mulch also helps control weeds, holds in water, and looks great. Bulk mulch is loose and loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you.

Bulk scoops-$40 each + tax   (A bulk scoop is equal to about 8-10 bags of mulch, and covers approximately 350 square feet at a depth of 2-3 inches)

 

moreinfoONGOING: 

YOGA IN THE GARDENS

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

Held inside the tropical Conservatory or Outdoor Gardens when possible. The cost is $12 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