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April 2013

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APR

01
thru
12

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

01

moreinfotickets on sale for rhapsody in bloom benefit
9 am
Tickets to Rhapsody in Bloom, Madison's largest garden party, go on sale to the public starting April 1. Rhapsody in Bloom, on Saturday, June 15, 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 silent and live auction items. Olbrich Botanical Gardens will be closed to the public all day on June 15 to prepare for Rhapsody in Bloom. For ticket and reservation information call 608-246-5616.

SAT
06

moreinfoPansy Sale
10 am - while supplies last!
Celebrate spring with a cheery pansy, panola, or viola grown in Olbrich's own greenhouses. Put a cheery pansy on your windowsill, dress up your holiday table, or bring a fabulous hostess gift beautifully displayed in a springtime container. These delightful pansies, violas, and panolas, grown in Olbrich's own greenhouses, are just $6 each with three plants per pot. Proceeds benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

SAT
06

orchid sale
10 am - 2 pm or while supplies last
Celebrate spring with a blooming orchid plant. Orchid Growers Guild members will be available to answer questions. Sponsored by the Orchid Growers Guild. A portion of the proceeds benefits Olbrich Gardens. For information call 608-235-4450.

SUN
07

moreinfowILD tHINGS - cLOSING rECEPTION
3 - 5 pm
Meet the artists of the "Wild Things" fiber art exhibit during this closing reception. Free and open to the public.

THU
11

thru
SAT
13

moreinfoOlbrich's Leaf Mulch Sale

April 11, 2 - 5 pm

April 12, 2 - 5 pm
April 13, 9 am - 12 pm

Now you can have the same top-quality mulch used in Olbrich's gardens. The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich's environmentally friendly leaf mulch cuts down on watering and weeding, recycles local leaves, and is credited for Olbrich's healthy-looking gardens. Enjoy the convenience of drive-through service. For more information call 608-246-4550.

Bags-$6.50 each + tax            (Each bag covers about 35 square feet at 2-3 inches)

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
13

wisconsin gourd festival
9 am - 4 pm
Learn about gourds, gourd art, and gourd growing. Meet gourd artists, take a class, see demonstrations, and get gourd growing advice. Participate in raffles, silent auctions, and a kid's corner. Visit www.wisconsingourdsociety.org.

APR

13

thru
JULY
14

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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

13

until supplies last!

moreinfoload-your-own leaf mulch sale

April 13, 12 - 4 pm

April 14 - while supplies last, 10 am - 4 pm daily
Olbrich's bagged Leaf Mulch Sale continues! 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. Bagged leaf mulch will be available at the Gardens from 10 am to 4 pm every day of the week, while supplies last. Only bagged leaf mulch will be available. Pay for leaf mulch in the lobby, then drive around to the parking lot to load your own bags. For more information call 608-246-4550.

Bags-$6.50 each + tax     (Each bag covers about 35 square feet at 2-3 inches)

THUR

18

moreinfobulk mulch SALE
1 - 5 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

20

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)

THUR

25

moreinfobulk mulch SALE
1 - 5 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

27

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)

JAN

20

thru
APR
07

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Ongoing:  ART EXHIBIT

Wild Things

Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm

Members of the Madison Contemporary Fibers Artists created original works that used the colors, textures, lines, and movements of the natural world in both abstract and realistic depictions. Wild or tamed? What’s your preference? "Wild Things" challenges you to think about your own view of the natural world.

 

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