Olbrich Home Holiday Express

June 2013

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SUN
02

HOSTA SALE
10 am - 2 pm or while supplies last
Pick up some interesting hostas to add to your collection at the Wisconsin Hosta Society's Plant Sale. These shade-loving perennials, prized for their interesting foliage, come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. For more information call 608-835-3291.

SUN
02

Iris Show

12 - 5 pm

Cut irises in a rainbow of colors will be on display in the Evjue Commons. Sponsored by the Madison Area Iris Society. For more information call 608-271-3607.

SAT
15

moreinfooLBRICH bOTANICAL gARDENS cLOSED
Olbrich's outdoor gardens, Bolz Conservatory, Growing Gifts shop, and Botanical Center are closed all day in preparation for Rhapsody in Bloom.

SAT
15

moreinfoRHAPSODY IN BLOOM
5 - 10 pm

Come dine and drift through gorgeous summer gardens at Olbrich Botanical Gardens' Rhapsody in Bloom Benefit Gala. Mingle with friends throughout the lush summer gardens, then enjoy dinner under elegant white tents at Madison's largest garden party. For ticket information and reservations call 608-246-5616.

SUN
16

rose show
12 - 4 pm
The Madison Rose Society hosts this indoor exhibit of cut roses and arrangements in all sizes and colors. Members of the Rose Society will be available to answer questions. Stroll through Olbrich's two acre Rose Garden. Sponsored by the Madison Rose Society. For more information call 608-634-2146. Free and open to the public.

SUN
23

wisconsin fellowship of poets
1 - 4 pm
This program features 15 poets from around Wisconsin, each reading for 10 minutes. The reading is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. For more information call 608-225-6982.

TUE
25

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 admission donation is suggested.

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.

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.

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