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Thu, Feb 22, 2024 All Day

ONLINE Perennial Plant Sale

Spring marks the beginning of a new cycle of seasons and would not be the same without Olbrich Gardens' annual Perennial Plant Sale! Curated plug trays are currently on sale, while individually potted perennials will go on sale April 16 at 10 a.m.

Thu, Feb 22, 2024 10:00 am

Orchid Escape

Marvel at eye-popping color around every turn and bathe your senses in botanical bliss. Orchid Escape features over 1,000 blooming orchids artfully displayed for your enjoyment, including new orchids special ordered from vendors as well as specimens from our own permanent collections.

Thu, Feb 22, 2024 5:00 pm

Sketchy Field Journal

Come laugh and learn in this art & writing workshop! Beginners will learn how to keep a regular sketchbook & "bad haiku" field journal. These mindfulness practices will grow our drawing skills & help us "stop, look, and listen" to the miraculous in the mundane of our own backyards. No skill needed. All supplies provided.

Thu, Feb 22, 2024 5:30 pm

Dinosaur Discovery (Thursday)

Explore the prehistoric world of ancient plants and animals! Practice your paleontology skills by excavating fossils and identifying dinosaur trackways. Learn about some of the special plants that existed during the time of the dinosaurs that we can still see today, including in the Conservatory! Class includes a walk in the Bolz Conservatory and theme-related activities.

Thu, Feb 22, 2024 5:30 pm

Virtual Lecture Series: The Art of Topiary with Mike Gibson

Topiary unlocks our sense of touch and sight in unique ways. Join award-winning artist Mike Gibson as he explores the therapeutic aspects of topiary and shares his process for beautifying locations of any type, creating more inviting spaces for our senses and decreasing negativity within an area. Mike Gibson is a self-taught property artist, topiarist, and entrepreneur, who has spent over 20 years beautifying residential, commercial, and public spaces. Inspired by hardworking Black artists like his father, Michael T. Gibson, and Topiary Artists Pearl Fryar and Jake Hobson, Gibson began honing his craft at the early age of seven. Since 2015 Gibson has created well over 600 topiary designs for properties nationwide through Gibson Works Property Art (GWPA) LLC. In 2021 Gibson was the Topiary-Artist-in-Residence at Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in Bishopville, SC, where he helped to restore the legendary garden. Among many other awards and achievements, he was a featured contestant on the HGTV produced reality tv competition show "Clipped" featuring Martha Stewart as head judge in 2021.