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WED

01

moreinfotickets on sale for rhapsody in bloom benefit

10 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 20, 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 20 to prepare for Rhapsody in Bloom. For ticket and reservation information call 608-246-5616.

WED

01

moreinfoload-your-own Bagged mulch SALE
10 am - 4 pm daily while supplies last

Treat your garden with the same leaf mulch used by Olbrich's Horticulture specialists! 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. Pay indoors in Growing Gifts shop then load the bags into your vehicle.

Bagged Mulch-$6.50 per bag + tax          (Covers approximately 35 square feet at a depth of 2 to 3 inches)

SAT
04

moreinfoPansy Sale
10 am - 4 pm while supplies last
Celebrate spring with a cheery pansy, panola, or viola grown in Olbrich's own greenhouses. Put a pansy on your windowsill, dress up your holiday table, or bring a fabulous hostess gift displayed in a springtime container. These delightful pansies, violas, and panolas are just $6 each with three plants per pot. Proceeds benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

FRI

10

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

11

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

11

WI Gourd Festival: Sponsored by the Wisconsin Gourd Society

9 am - 5 pm

Visit www.americangourdsociety.org/WIGS/festival.html for more information.

FRI

17

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

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)

FRI

24

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

25

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)

MAR

21

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JULY
12

moreinfo Ongoing: Bolz conservatory exhibit

LIGHT GAPS

The trees are trimmed, the bushes pruned, and it’s time to see the light in the forest. Learn how plants develop and change in the forest as light fluctuates. When a gap in the forest is created naturally or by a clipping from Olbrich’s staff, 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.

 

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