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August 2012

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AUG

13

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OCT
28

moreinfoBolz conservatory exhibit -

iNTEGRATED pEST MANAGEMENT

Beneficial insects have been used in the Conservatory since it opened in 1991. These bugs provide control of plant-damaging insects, minimizing the need of more dangerous traditional insecticides. These controls, along with several others, are part of the Conservatory's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This widely accepted program strives to use the least toxic method of insect and disease control to be more environmentally sensitive. Learn about Olbrich's environmentally friendly pest control methods and get ideas you can use to reduce or eliminate pesticide use at home.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.

TUE

14

dREAM bIG! rEAD cONCERT & pICNIC
6:30 - 8 pm

Enjoy a free concert to applaud the thousands of children and teens who participated in the Dream Big! Read Summer Reading Club and highlight the valuable role the library plays in growing young readers. Pack a picnic supper and head to Olbrich's lush gardens for the fun-filled concert, rain or shine. At 6:30 pm, kids can play with bubbles from Diane Schwartz's Get Kids Outside, with Madison family favorite Ken Lonnquist & the Mighty Kenlandos following at 7 pm.

For more information visit http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids.

SAT

18

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  SUN
19

daylily sale
Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday, 11 am - 3 pm

The Wisconsin Daylily Society sponsors this sale of colorful, easy to grow plants. For more information call 608-221-1933.

SAT

18

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  SUN
19

dahlia show
10 am - 4 pm

Dahlias are late summer bloomers known for their diverse forms and bright colors. Sponsored by the Badger State Dahlia Society. For more information call 608-577-1924.

JULY

18

thru
AUG
12

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ongoing:  

olbrich's blooming butterflies

10 am - 4 pm daily

Experience the wonder of strolling through a tropical forest on a search for fleeting butterflies. Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the Bolz Conservatory. Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies is a great adventure for people of all ages. Children can visit stations in the outdoor gardens with their Butterfly Passport while learning fun facts. Stroll through the outdoor gardens and visit the Growing Gifts shop. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 12, free for children 2 and under, and free for Olbrich Botanical Society members. Parking is free. Bus tours are welcome. The Bolz Conservatory will be closed Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12 in preparation for Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies.

JULY

01

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SEPT
23

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ONGOING:

Art Exhibit:

Thai Pavilion and Garden 10th Anniversary Exhibit

Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm

View works of art depicting or inspired by Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Garden, created by local artists and Olbrich staff. Free and open to the public. Many pieces are for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Gardens.

 

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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