Olbrich Home Holiday Express

May 2012

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SAT

05

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)

SUN
06

dahlia tuber sale
12 - 2 pm
Dahlias are late summer bloomers popular for their extravagant blooms, diverse forms, and bright colors. They're subtropical annuals grown each year from tubers dug up in the fall and overwintered in a cool, dry environment. The sale is sponsored by the Badger State Dahlia Society. For more information call 608-577-1924.

FRI

11

 

moreinfooLBRICH'S PLANT SALE WITH THE PROS

10 - 11 am

Olbrich Circle Members are invited to shop early at Olbrich's Plant Sale with the Pros! Olbrich members and the public may also shop during this special time for $20.

FRI

11

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  SAT
12

moreinfooLBRICH'S PLANT SALE WITH THE PROS

Friday, 11 am - 6 pm

Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm

Get great plants and expert advice from area professionals at Olbrich's Plant Sale with the Pros. Visit Olbrich's Pro Potting Bench for container design and planting services. Olbrich's Plant Sale with the Pros features everything from annuals and perennials to ornamental grasses and shrubs. Olbrich's staff carefully chooses unique plants that grown best in this climate. Find the newest, hardiest, disease-resistant cultivars on the market. Local gardening experts, master gardeners, and Olbrich's horticulturists will be available to answer questions. Bring photos of your landscape for design advice from landscape architects! Olbrich members receive a free garden tool for coming to the Plant Sale with the Pros! Proceeds from the sale benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

FRI
11

nATIONAL pUBLIC gARDENS dAY

Olbrich Botanical Gardens will be participating in National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 11.  Olbrich is offering free admission to the tropical Bolz Conservatory for people who bring in a National Public Gardens day coupon.  Two free admissions per coupon. Please print one coupon for every two people in your party. The offer is available through Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Admission to the Conservatory is normally $2 per person, ages 5 and under free, with free admission on Weds. and Sat. mornings. This is the link to general information about National Public Gardens Day, including a link to the free coupon at the bottom of the page: http://nationalpublicgardensday.org/

SAT
12

SUNDOWNERS/CROSSTOWN VIOLET CLUB SALE
9 am - 4 pm
This annual sale includes African violets, starter plants, blooming plants, leaves, gesneriads of all kinds, and potting soil and pots. Sponsored by the Sundowners and Crosstown African Violet clubs. For more information call 608-833-5552.

SUN
13

moreinfoMOTHERS DAY CONCERT:  nEW HORIZONS CONCERT BAND
2 - 3 pm
Bring your mother to Olbrich to stroll through the spring blooms in the Wildflower Garden, Rock Garden, Meadow Garden, and tulip beds. Enjoy a concert in the Evjue Commons by the New Horizons Concert Band. Suggested $1 donation.

SAT

19

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)

SAT

19

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  SUN
20

BADGER BONSAI ANNUAL SHOW
10 am - 5 pm
Marvel at these growing miniature landscapes. Sponsored by the Badger Bonsai Society. For more information call 608-438-8469.

SUN
20

wisconsin fellowship of poets
1 - 4 pm
This program features 15 poets from around Wisconsin, each reading for 10 minutes. The reading is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. For more information call 608-225-6982.

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.

 

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