Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

July 2017

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FRI

07

thru
SUN
09

iris sale

8 am - 5 pm

The Madison Area Iris Society sponsors this sale of iris rhizomes, the roots that grow into iris plants. For more information call 608-271-3607.

SUN

09

DAZZLING DAYLILY SHOW
11 am - 3 pm

The Wisconsin Daylily Society sponsors this show of colorful, easy to grow plants. For more information call 608-221-1933.

TUE
11

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

TBA

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. A $1 donation is suggested.

FRI
14

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SAT

15

moreinfohOME GARDEN TOUR
Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm
Tour exceptional home gardens, talk with homeowners, see how other home gardeners use innovative landscape designs and get great ideas for your own garden. Tickets are $12 for Olbrich members and $14 for the general public.

MON
17

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TUE
18

moreinfobOLZ CONSERVATORY CLOSED

The Bolz Conservatory will be closed Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18 in preparation for Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies, July 20 through August 13. The outdoor gardens, Visitor Center, Growing Gifts shop, and Schumacher Library will remain open.

TUE
18

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

TBA

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. A $1 donation is suggested.

JULY

19

moreinfoMember Preview: blooming butterflies

10 am - 4 pm

Be among the first to see Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies! Olbrich is opening the Bolz Conservatory one day early to give Olbrich members an exclusive sneak peak of the exhibit! This preview event is open to Olbrich members only. Call 246-4724 to become a member today!

JULY

20

thru
AUG
13

moreinfo

olbrich's blooming butterflies

10 am - 4 pm daily

Experience the wonder of strolling through a tropical forest on a search for fleeting butterflies. Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the Bolz Conservatory. Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies is a great adventure for people of all ages. Children can visit stations in the outdoor gardens with their Butterfly Passport while learning fun facts. Stroll through the outdoor gardens and visit the Growing Gifts shop. Parking is free. Bus tours are welcome; groups of 15 or more must register in advance by calling 608-246-4550.

TUE
25

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

TBA

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. A $1 donation is suggested.

JUN

04

thru
OCT
15

moreinfoongoing: guided garden strolls

Sundays, June - October 15

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.

MAR

25

thru
JULY
16

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. daily. 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.

   

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