Olbrich Home Holiday Express

June 2012

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SUN
03

HOSTA SALE
10 am - 2 pm or while supplies last
Pick up some interesting hostas to add to your collection at the Wisconsin Hosta Society's Plant Sale. These shade-loving perennials, prized for their interesting foliage, come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. For more information call 608-835-3291.

SUN
03

Iris Show

CANCELLED DUE TO THE EARLY SPRING

For more information call 608-271-3607.

SAT
16

moreinfooLBRICH bOTANICAL gARDENS cLOSED
Olbrich's outdoor gardens, Bolz Conservatory, Growing Gifts shop, and Botanical Center are closed all day in preparation for Rhapsody in Bloom.

SAT
16

moreinfoRHAPSODY IN BLOOM BENEFIT
5 - 10 pm

Come dine and drift through gorgeous summer gardens at Olbrich Botanical Gardens' Rhapsody in Bloom Benefit Gala. Mingle with friends throughout the lush summer gardens, then enjoy dinner under elegant white tents at Madison's largest garden party. For ticket information and reservations call 608-246-5616.

SUN
17

rose show
12 - 4 pm
The Madison Rose Society hosts this indoor exhibit of cut roses and arrangements in all sizes and colors. Members of the Rose Society will be available to answer questions. Stroll through Olbrich's two acre Rose Garden. Sponsored by the Madison Rose Society. For more information call 608-845-6063. Free and open to the public.

TUE
26

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 admission 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.

APR

08

thru
JUNE
24

moreinfoONGOING:  ART 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.

 

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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