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February 2020

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moreinfoBolz Conservatory exhibit

NEW! - Orchid Escape

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Escape to the tropics and take in bountiful, beautiful orchids throughout the Bolz Conservatory! Don't miss this brand new, month-long exhibit that showcases both the beauty and importance of the orchid family.

SAT

01

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02

orchid Quest: organized by Orchid growers' guild of Madison

Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Featuring displays of gorgeous orchids from around the world, knowledgeable orchid growers, educational speakers, fabulous vendors, raffle and silent auction. Please visit orchidgrowersguild.org for more information.

FRI

07

moreinfoNew! - Canopy Sessions in the Bolz Conservatory

Ancora String Quartet | Classical String Quartet

5 - 7 p.m.

Enjoy live music performed from the tropical canopy of the Bolz Conservatory!

$5 Admission at the door.

FRI

07

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09

Garden expo at alliant energy center

Friday 12 - 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit Olbrich's booth at Garden Expo! Olbrich Horticulturists will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Visit www.wigardenexpo.com for more information.

SAT

08

moreinfoRainforest Rhythms

Featuring Atimevu Drum Ensemble

Performances at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Come out of the cold and into the tropics! Enjoy a family-friendly cultural performance of music and dance, then explore the tropical Bolz Conservatory.

SAT

15

moreinfoElements Open House - 2020 annual Theme

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

You're invited to experience the Elements with Olbrich this year! We're kicking off a year of programming related to the classical elements - earth, water, air, and fire - with hands-on activities, a sneak peek of the Spring Show, live music, and more! Plus - watch a community iron pour! FeLion Studios' "Pour'n Yer Heart Out" event will be happening on the Great Lawn in the afternoon!

THU

20

Meet the author: Eager - The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Join 702WI and Olbrich Botanical Gardens for this special program with Ben Goldfarb, an award-winning environmental journalist. He will discuss his most recent book, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, which explores the profound impact of the fur trade on the enviroment due to the loss of millions of beavers, and how ecosystems are far healthier for humans and nonhumans alike with beavers in them. A book signing follows the presentation, and books are available for purchase.
For more info and to register, visit: www.702wi.com/bengoldfarb.html

SAT

22

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SUN
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fine art & craft sale: organized by Madison Weavers guild

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days

Local and Midwest artists offer unique, hand-crafted work on display and for sale including: fiber, pottery, jewelry, painting, pastel & oil, wood, art glass, felt, wire tree sculptures, mixed media, woodblock prints, drawing/printmaking, lamps, wearables, purses, baskets, home furnishings, and more. Come and enjoy fabulous, affordable art and conversation with the artists. For more information, visit madisonweaversguild.com.

FRI

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moreinfoCocktails in the conservatory

Featuring DUDLEY NOON

7 - 11 p.m.

Stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs!

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