Olbrich Home Crackle Fire and Froth

July 2013

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TUE
02

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. Concerts are sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. A $1 donation is suggested.

TUE
09

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. Concerts are sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. A $1 donation is suggested.

FRI
12

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  SAT
13

moreinfohOME GARDEN TOUR:

Featuring Olbrich's Neighbors
Friday, 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm
Tour exceptional gardens in the neigborhoods around Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Linger in each of these gardens, talk with homeowners, see how other home gardeners use innovative landscape designs and get great ideas for your own garden. Tickets are $12 for Olbrich members and $14 for the general public.

FRI

12

thru
SUN
14

iris sale

9 am - 5 pm

The Madison Area Iris Society sponsors this sale of iris rhizomes, the roots that grow into iris plants. For more information call 608-271-3607.

MON
15

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TUE
16

moreinfobOLZ CONSERVATORY CLOSED

The Bolz Conservatory will be closed Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16 in preparation for Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies, July 17 through August 11. The outdoor gardens, Botanical Center, Growing Gifts shop, and Schumacher Horticultural Library will remain open.

TUE
16

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. Concerts are sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. A $1 donation is suggested.

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; groups of 15 or more must register in advance by calling 608-246-4550. The Bolz Conservatory will be closed Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16 in preparation for Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies.

TUE
23

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. Concerts are sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. A $1 donation is suggested.

TUE
30

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. Concerts are sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. A $1 donation is suggested.

MAY

05

thru
JULY
28

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Ongoing:

ART EXHIBIT

Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm

Striking photography of nature and botanical scenes by local photographer David Ostby.

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.

APR

13

thru
JULY
14

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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.

 

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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