Olbrich Home Holiday Express

September 2012

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FRI

21

moreinfoMember preview party:  QUILTS IN BLOOM

5 - 7 pm

Olbrich Botanical Society members are invited to preview Quilts in Bloom:  Fall Quilt & Flower Show before it opens to the public. Displays of fall foliage and flowers paired with handcrafted, quilted masterpieces. Then enjoy light refreshments in Olbrich's Evjue Commons. Olbrich members also receive 20% off in Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop all day. For more information about membership call 608-246-4724 or visit the membership section.

SEPT

22

thru

OCT

14

moreinfoQUILTS IN BLOOM:  fALL qUILT & fLOWER SHOW

10 am - 4 pm daily

View dozens of locally-crafted art quilts on display in the Atrium as part of Quilts in Bloom:  Fall Quilt & Flower Show. Creative displays of fall foliage and flowers are color-coordinated with unique hand-crafted quilts. A $2 admission donation is suggested. Also, stroll through the outdoor gardens to enjoy chrysanthemums and asters planted in drifts of autumn color. Selected plants used in the show go on sale October 15.

SAT

22

thru

SUN

23

ART QUILT SALE

10 am - 4 pm

Choose from a variety of colorful wall hangings, table runners, and decorative squares to give as gifts or brighten up your own home. All quilts made by the Thursday Quilting Friends. A portion of the proceeds benefits Olbrich Gardens. Call 608-233-6021.

SAT

22

Bulk 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. 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.

SUN

23

tHAI fEST

12 - 4 pm

Celebrate Thai culture and the 10th anniversary of Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Garden with music, dancing, and food for sale. Free admission!

SAT

29

Bulk 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. 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

29

thru

SUN

30

ART QUILT SALE

10 am - 4 pm

Choose from a variety of colorful wall hangings, table runners, and decorative squares to give as gifts or brighten up your own home. All quilts made by the Thursday Quilting Friends. A portion of the proceeds benefits Olbrich Gardens. Call 608-233-6021.

SEPT

30

thru
JAN
06

moreinfo

aRT eXHIBIT :

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.

AUG

13

thru
OCT
28

moreinfoONGOING:

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.

 

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