Olbrich Home Holiday Express

August 2013

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SUN

04

Natural Selections opening reception
3 - 5 pm

Meet the artists of the Wisconsin Visual Artists group and see their new exhibit!

AUG

04

thru
OCT
27

moreinfoNatural Selections aRT eXHIBIT
Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm

Selected works by members of the Wisconsin Visual Artists South Central Chapter. This show celebrates the natural world in a wide range of media and styles - from florals, landscapes and wildlife, to nature-inspired abstraction.

TUE

06

Dig into Reading Concert and Picnic at Olbrich
6 - 8 pm

Pack a picnic supper and head to the Gardens for a fun-filled family concert! Come, rain or shine, at 6 pm to play with bubbles from Diane Schwartz's Get Kids Outside. Then, at 7 pm, Duke Otherwise will get your toes tapping while you munch!  For more information, visit http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids.

AUG

13

thru
OCT
27

moreinfoBolz 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.

SAT

17

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  SUN
18

daylily sale
Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday, 11 am - 3 pm

The Wisconsin Daylily Society sponsors this sale of colorful, easy to grow plants. For more information call 608-221-1933.

SAT

17

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  SUN
18

dahlia show
Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, 9 am - 4 pm

Dahlias are late summer bloomers known for their diverse forms and bright colors. Sponsored by the Badger State Dahlia Society. For more information call 608-577-1924.

JULY

17

thru
AUG
11

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olbrich's blooming butterflies

10 am - 4 pm daily

Experience the wonder of strolling through a tropical forest on a search for fleeting butterflies. Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the Bolz Conservatory. Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies is a great adventure for people of all ages. Children can visit stations in the outdoor gardens with their Butterfly Passport while learning fun facts. Stroll through the outdoor gardens and visit the Growing Gifts shop. Parking is free. Bus tours are welcome. The Bolz Conservatory will be closed Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16 in preparation for Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies.

JUN

02

thru
SEPT
29

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guided garden strolls

Sundays, June - September

1:30 & 3 pm
Get an insider's view of Olbrich's outdoor gardens during a free guided garden stroll. All ages are welcome for this casual overview of the Gardens.

 

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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