Olbrich Home Holiday Express

September 2014

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FRI

05

mAGICAL nIGHT uNDER THE sTARS - Member appreciation event

7 - 10 pm

Olbrich Botanical Society Members enjoy a "Magical Night Under the Stars" during a special screening of "Little Shop of Horrors." Members also receive 20% off in the Growing Gifts shop on Friday, September 5. Visit the membership section for more information about becomming an Olbrich member and the many benefits of membership!

SUN

07

moreinfoBook Discussion Group

1:30-3:30 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.

SAT

20

moreinfoBulk mulch SALE

9 am - 1 pm

Buy leaf mulch in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Fall bulk Mulch sale! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Applying leaf mulch in the fall helps regulate soil temperatures during the winter, and gives the garden a head start in the spring. Bulk mulch is loose and is loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you. Each scoop is $40 plus tax and covers about 350-square feet at a 2 to 3-inch depth.

SUN

21

moreinfotHAI fEST

11 am - 4 pm

Celebrate Thai culture at Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Garden with authentic music, dancing, demonstrations by the UW-Madison Thai Student Association, a Loy Krathong family activity, and Thai food for purchase. $3 ages 13 & up; $2 ages 3 - 12; free for ages 2 & under. (Rain date: Sunday, September 28.)

 FRI

26

moreinfocrackle - Fire & Froth
7 - 10 p.m.
Be inspired by the beauty of a crisp fall evening in Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Watch the flames from bonfires dance on the Great Lawn, groove to live music, savor a variety of tasty foods from Food Fight restaurants, and sip frothy Wisconsin brews. Tickets are $20 for Olbrich members and $25 for the general public. A limited number of advance tickets are available. Food and beverages are an additional cost above ticket price. In case of inclement weather, CRACKLE will be held indoors.

SAT

27

moreinfoBulk mulch SALE

9 am - 1 pm

Buy leaf mulch in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Fall bulk Mulch sale! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Applying leaf mulch in the fall helps regulate soil temperatures during the winter, and gives the garden a head start in the spring. Bulk mulch is loose and is loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you. Each scoop is $40 plus tax and covers about 350-square feet at a 2 to 3-inch depth.

SAT

27

Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Join Olbrich Botanical Gardens in celebrating Museum Day Live! Participating botanical gardens, museums, and zoos across the country, including Olbrich, offer free admission to the public on this day. For a free admission ticket and more information, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

JUN

01

thru
SEPT
28

moreinfoongoing: 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.

AUG

12

thru
OCT
26

moreinfoONGOING: Bolz conservatory exhibit -

iNTEGRATED pEST MANAGEMENT

Beneficial insects have been used in the Conservatory since it opened in 1991. These bugs provide control of plant-damaging insects, minimizing the need of more dangerous traditional insecticides. These controls, along with several others, are part of the Conservatory's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This widely accepted program strives to use the least toxic method of insect and disease control to be more environmentally sensitive. Learn about Olbrich's environmentally friendly pest control methods and get ideas you can use to reduce or eliminate pesticide use at home.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