Olbrich Home Holiday Express

February 2014

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SUN

02

moreinfoWinter Concert

Caravan Gypsy Swing

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. $1 suggested admission.

FRI

07

thru
SUN
09

GARDEN EXPO AT ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER

Friday 3 - 9 pm; Saturday 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Visit Olbrich's booth at Garden Expo 2014! Olbrich Horticulturists will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.

SUN

09

moreinfoWinter Concert

greenTONE a cappella

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. $1 suggested admission.

SAT

15

moreinfoCHILDREN OF THE RAINFOREST:

Atimevu drum and dance group

Performances at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Be captivated by the traditional Ghanaian folk tunes and tribal dancing, as Atimevu brings the traditions and culture of Ghana to Olbrich. This high-energy group also features live drumming. The Children of the Rainforest series offers performances for families to celebrate cultural differences in rainforest regions around the world, and is generously sponsored by William Wartmann.

SUN

16

moreinfoWinter Concert - Kicks for Kids

Boys & Girls Club's CAPA: Music Makers

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a special concert for kids and families in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. $1 suggested admission.

SAT

22

moreinfoindulgence! Wine & Chocolate tasting

5:30 - 8:30 pm

This decadent evening features tastings of an array of delightful local wines paired with the ultimate indulgence - handcrafted chocolates made by talented local chocolatiers. Meet the chocolate artists and wine producers as you sample their wares. Stroll through a candlelit conservatory with music in the background and the smell of exotic flowers in the air. As a token of the evening, take home a commemorative wine glass and continue sipping! Tickets are $20 for Olbrich members, $25 for the general public, or $15 for a designated driver. Tickets are available at Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop or by phone at 608-246-4550. All proceeds benefit the gardens.

SUN

23

moreinfoBook Discussion Group

1:30-3 pm

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as we discuss fiction and non-fiction books about plans, gardens, nature, and the environment. The Olbrich Gardens book Club is a book discussion hosted by Olbrich’s Schumacher Library staff where readers come together to discuss a book and share in the reading experience. The discussions are free and open to the public.

SUN

23

moreinfoBotanical Boogie

Ladies Must Swing

2-3:30 pm

Get up and move to the beat with the new Botanical Boogie dance concerts! There will be plenty of room for dancing, with limited seating available. Put on your dancing shoes! $2 admission at the door.

NOV

01

thru
MAR
01

moreinfoongoing: Bolz Conservatory Exhibit

Innovations Inspired by Rainforests

Have you ever wondered what inspires people to develop cool gadgets, life saving technologies, and solutions to complex human challenges? Rainforests are a treasure-trove of brilliant design and many of our best inventions are based on nature. The slippery inside of bottles and pipes mimic the slick leaves of the carnivorous Nepenthes pitcher plant. Coconuts’ buoyancy inspired life preservers carried on boats and ships. Security marks on bank notes to combat counterfeiting are inspired by the iridescence of butterfly wings. All these innovations came to life with the help of biomimicry, a growing field that studies the technology of biology and emulates nature’s models, systems, and elements to solve complex human design challenges. Explore some of the ways rainforests have inspired many objects and processes that have improved our daily lives.

 

moreinfoONGOING:  YOGA IN THE GARDENS

Mondays 5:30 - 6:45 pm OR Thursdays 7:30 - 8:45 am

Held in the 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