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October 2012

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SAT

06

moreinfoBulk mulch SALE

9 am - 1 pm

Buy leaf mulch in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Fall Bulk Mulch sale! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. While applying mulch to gardens in the spring is most common, applying leaf mulch in the fall helps regulate soil temperatures during the winter, and gives the garden a head start in the spring. Bulk mulch is loose and is loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you. Each scoop is $40 plus tax and covers about 350-square feet at a 2 to 3-inch depth.

SAT

13

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SUN

14

African violet show and sale

Saturday, 12 - 5 pm

Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm

African violets will be on display and for sale in the Evjue Commons. The sale will include African violets, streptocarpus, and other gesneriads. Leaves, starter plants, soil, pots, and handouts with growing tips will also be available. Sponsored by the Wisconsin State Council of African Violets. A portion of the proceeds benefits Olbrich Botanical Gardens. For more information call 608-833-5552.

SAT

13

moreinfoBulk mulch SALE

9 am - 1 pm

Buy leaf mulch in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Fall bulk Mulch sale! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. While applying mulch to gardens in the spring is most common, applying leaf mulch in the fall helps regulate soil temperatures during the winter, and gives the garden a head start in the spring. Bulk mulch is loose and is loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you. Each scoop is $40 plus tax and covers about 350-square feet at a 2 to 3-inch depth.

MON
15

moreinfofALL qUILT & fLOWER sHOW PLANT sALE
12 pm - while supplies last!
Selected plants and fall foliage used to decorate Olbrich's Fall Quilt & Flower Show will be on sale, Monday, October 15, beginning at 12 p.m., while supplies last. Varieties may include chrysanthemums, dusty miller, and coleus. Plant them in the garden or containers to add fall color or use them indoors as centerpieces. Proceeds benefit the Gardens.
   FRI
19
moreinfocrackle - Fire & Froth
7 - 10 p.m.
Be inspired by the beauty of a crisp fall evening in Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Watch the flames from bonfires dance on the Great Lawn, groove to live music, savor a variety of tasty foods from Food Fight restaurants, and sip frothy Wisconsin brews. Tickets are $20 for Olbrich members and $25 for the general public. A limited number of advance tickets are available. Food and beverages are an additional cost above ticket price. In case of inclement weather, CRACKLE will be held indoors.

SUN
28

Capital area carvers' show & sale
9 am - 4 pm

Carvers dedicated to the promotion of woodcarving as an art form display their original signed works. On display:  contemporary sculpture, folk carvings, Scandinavian woodcarving, decoys, wildfowl, songbirds, fish, and more. Learn about the rewarding hobby of woodcarving. Free and open to the public. The sale is sponsored by the Capital Area Carvers, joined by the Badger Wood Turners. For more information call 608-712-2989.

AUG

13

thru
OCT
28

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Bolz 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.

SEPT

30

thru
JAN
06

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nINA bEDNARSKI

Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm

Local artist Nina Bednarski returns to Olbrich for another exhibit of botanical art. The exhibit is free and open to the public on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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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