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May 2013

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SAT

04

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)

SUN
05

Herb Day
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Join the Madison Herbal Institute to learn about the many uses of herbs from exhibits, demonstrations, speakers, and garden walks. HerbDay is celebrated nationally to raise awareness about the significance of herbs. Free. Call  608-512-9633.

SUN
05

dahlia tuber sale
12 - 2 pm
Dahlias are late summer bloomers popular for their extravagant blooms, diverse forms, and bright colors. They're subtropical annuals grown each year from tubers dug up in the fall and overwintered in a cool, dry environment. The sale is sponsored by the Badger State Dahlia Society. For more information call 608-577-1924.

MAY

05

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JULY
28

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ART EXHIBIT

Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm

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

FRI

10

 

moreinfooLBRICH'S PLANT SALE WITH THE PROS

9 - 11 am

Olbrich Circle Members are invited to shop early at Olbrich's Plant Sale with the Pros! Olbrich members and the public may also shop during this special time for $20.

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10

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  SAT
11

moreinfooLBRICH'S PLANT SALE WITH THE PROS

Friday, 11 am - 5 pm

Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm

Get great plants and expert advice from area professionals at Olbrich's Plant Sale with the Pros. Visit Olbrich's Pro Potting Bench for container design and planting services. Olbrich's Plant Sale with the Pros features everything from annuals and perennials to ornamental grasses and shrubs. Olbrich's staff carefully chooses unique plants that grown best in this climate. Find the newest, hardiest, disease-resistant cultivars on the market. Local gardening experts, master gardeners, and Olbrich's horticulturists will be available to answer questions. Bring photos of your landscape for design advice from landscape architects! Olbrich members receive a free gift for coming to the Plant Sale with the Pros! Proceeds from the sale benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

FRI
10

nATIONAL pUBLIC gARDENS dAY

Celebrate Madison's public garden! Olbrich Botanical Gardens will be participating in National Public Gardens Day. Visit www.nationalpublicgardensday.org for more details.

SAT
11

SUNDOWNERS/CROSSTOWN VIOLET CLUB SALE
9 am - 4 pm
This annual sale includes African violets, starter plants, blooming plants, leaves, gesneriads of all kinds, and potting soil and pots. Sponsored by the Sundowners and Crosstown African Violet clubs. For more information call 608-298-7324.

SUN
12

moreinfoMOTHERS DAY CONCERT:  nEW HORIZONS CONCERT BAND
2 - 3 pm
Bring your mother to Olbrich to stroll through the spring blooms in the Wildflower Garden, Rock Garden, Meadow Garden, and tulip beds. Enjoy a concert in the Evjue Commons by the New Horizons Concert Band. Suggested $1 donation.

SAT

18

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)

SAT

18

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  SUN
19

BADGER BONSAI ANNUAL SHOW
10 am - 5 pm
Marvel at these growing miniature landscapes. Sponsored by the Badger Bonsai Society. For more information call 608-438-8469.

THUR

23

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 FRI
24

moreinfoLeaf Mulch Sale: Full Service, Bagged & Bulk Mulch

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

APR

13

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JULY
14

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ONGOING: Bolz conservatory exhibit -

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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