Olbrich Home Blooming Butterflies

July 2012

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JULY

01

thru
SEPT
23

moreinfoArt 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.

TUE
03

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. Concerts are sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. A $1 donation is suggested.

TUE
10

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. Concerts are sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. A $1 donation is suggested.

FRI
13

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  SAT
14

moreinfohOME GARDEN TOUR:

Featuring The Welcoming Garden
Friday, 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm
Tour eight exceptional gardens that illustrate this year's theme, The Welcoming Garden. These homes feature colorful street side gardens to be enjoyed by all who pass by. The tour surveys Madison's Highlands and surrounding areas, including several historic properties that have been welcoming visitors for years. Linger in each of these gardens, talk with homeowners, see how other home gardeners use innovative landscape designs and vibrant colors to add curb appeal, and get ideas to make your landscape more enjoyable for you and your neighbors. Tickets are $12 for Olbrich members and $14 for the general public.

FRI

13

thru
SUN
15

iris sale

9 am - 5 pm

The Madison Area Iris Society sponsors this sale of iris rhizomes, the roots that grow into iris plants. For more information call 608-271-3607.

MON
16

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TUE
17

moreinfobOLZ CONSERVATORY CLOSED

The Bolz Conservatory will be closed Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17 in preparation for Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies, July 18 through August 12. The outdoor gardens, Botanical Center, Growing Gifts shop, and Schumacher Horticultural Library will remain open.

TUE
17

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. Concerts are sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. A $1 donation is suggested.

JULY

18

thru
AUG
12

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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; groups of 15 or more must register in advance by calling 608-246-4550. The Bolz Conservatory will be closed Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17 in preparation for Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies.

TUE
24

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. Concerts are sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. A $1 donation is suggested.

TUE
31

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. Concerts are sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. A $1 donation is suggested.

APR

07

thru
JULY
15

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ONGOING:

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.

 

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