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March 2012

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THUR

01

moreinforhapsody in bloom tickets on sale to members

9 am

Tickets to Rhapsody in Bloom, Madison's largest garden party, go on sale to Olbrich members starting March 1. 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.

SUN
04

moreinfoWinter Concert

Safety Last - Western Swing/Old Jazz

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. $1 suggested admission.

SAT

10

moreinfoMember preview party:  Spring flower show -

A GARDEN PARTY

9 - 11 am

Olbrich Botanical Society members are the first to glimpse the beauty of spring in this indoor exhibit of spring blooms. Enjoy the invigorating colors and scents of spring bulbs, trees, and shrubs, and then enjoy music and light refreshments in the Evjue Commons. Olbrich members also receive 20% off in Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop. For more information about membership call 608-246-4724 or visit the membership section.

SAT

10
thru

  SUN
25

moreinfoSpring Flower Show - A GARDEN PARTY
10 am - 4 pm daily
Step into Olbrich's Atrium, filled with the sights and smells of spring. Colorful daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths are among the spring flowers that bloom in this indoor show of spring at its finest. Suggested $2 admission.

SUN
11

moreinfoWinter Concert

Ida Jo and The Show - Soul/Folk/Pop

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. $1 suggested admission

SUN
18

moreinfokicks for kids Concert

Ken Lonnquist

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a special concert for kids and families in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. $1 suggested admission.

SUN
25

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Botanical Boogie

Swing Time Music - Swing Music/Jazz Standards

2 - 3:30 pm

Get up and move to the beat with the new Botanical Boogie dance concerts! There will be plenty of room for dancing, with limited seating available. Put on your dancing shoes! $2 admission at the door.

MAR

26
thru

APR
06

moreinfobolz conservatory closed for maintenance

Large trees and tropical plants that threaten to overgrow the pathways get a haircut! The Bolz Conservatory will be closed for annual maintenance, but the outdoor gardens, Growing Gifts shop, and library will be open as usual.

MON
26

moreinfoSPRING SHOW PLANT SALE

12 pm - while supplies last

A variety of spring bulbs and ornamental plants used in Olbrich's Spring Flower Show will be available for purchase.

JAN

29

thru
APR
01

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ONGOING:  ART EXHIBIT

Botanical Drawings by Julie Sutter-Blair

Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm

Local artist Julie Sutter-Blair displays detailed botanical drawings and illustrations. The exhibit is free and open to the public on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.

JAN

02

thru
MAR
18

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ONGOING:  Bolz conservatory exhibit -

TREASURES OF THE RAINFOREST

The rainforests of the world are a tremendous natural resource for people around the world, including Americans. Many of the things consumed every day like fruits, vegetables, ingredients for medicines, and construction materials come from the rainforest. Scientists believe that's just the tip of the iceberg; there are countless species of plants and animals that haven't even been discovered yet! Discover various everyday products that originate in the rainforests and see the plants they come from up close in the tropical Bolz Conservatory. 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 in the 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