Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

May 2017

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May

01

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 June
05

moreinfoOngoing: tickets on sale for rhapsody in bloom
Online reservation for Rhapsody in Bloom, Madison's largest garden party, will be available starting May 1. Rhapsody in Bloom, featuring Grand Central Gardens, highlights the ever-evolving culture mash-up of cuisine and creativity in New York City.

FRI
05

MMoCA GALLERY NIGHT

FEATURED ARTIST: PETER KRSKO
5 pm - 9 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens will feature a sculptural installation by UW Art Institute Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, Peter Krsko, for MMoCA's Spring Gallery Night. Peter is a sculptor and muralist mimicking natural structures and forms and dynamics between members of ecosystems. Inspired by biological concepts of diversity, differentiation, participation and co-ownership, Peter creates collaborative and community public art. This event is free and one stop of many galleries and businesses participating in MMoCA's Spring Gallery Night.

www.artsinstitute.wisc.edu

http://peterkrsko.com/

SUN
07

dahlia tuber sale
11:30 am - 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 organized by the Badger State Dahlia Society. For more information call 608-577-1924.

FRI

12

moreinfoearly shopping! PLANT SALE WITH THE PROS

9 - 11 am

Olbrich Botanical Society Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Circle/Lifetime 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 per person or $30 per couple.

FRI

12

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  SAT
13

moreinfoPLANT SALE WITH THE PROS

Friday, 11 am - 5 pm

Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm

Get great plants and expert advice from area professionals at Plant Sale with the Pros. Visit the Pro Potting Bench for container design and planting services. 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. 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 save 20% off purchases in the Growing Gifts shop on Friday, May 12. Proceeds from the sale benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

SAT
13
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. Organized by the Crosstown African Violet clubs. For more information call 608-850-9740.
SUN
14

moreinfoMOTHERS DAY CONCERT
2 - 3 pm
Bring your mother to Olbrich to stroll through the spring bloomsand enjoy a concert in the Evjue Commons. Suggested $2 donation.

SAT

20

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  SUN
21

BADGER BONSAI ANNUAL SHOW
Saturday, 9 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Marvel at these growing miniature landscapes. Organized by the Badger Bonsai Society. For more information call 608-249-6195.

SUN

21

Madison Poetry Annual

1 - 4 pm

This program features 15 poets from around Wisconsin, each reading for 10 minutes. The reading is free and open to the public. Organized by the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. For more information call 608-225-6982.

APR

01

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JUNE

09

moreinfoOngoing: tickets on sale for rhapsody in bloom
Tickets to Rhapsody in Bloom, Madison's largest garden party, are on sale through Friday, June 9. Rhapsody in Bloom, on Saturday, June 17, 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 18 to prepare for Rhapsody in Bloom. For ticket and reservation information call 608-246-5616 by June 9.

MAR

25

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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 daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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