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Thu, May 30, 2024 6:00 pm

Stretch, Strengthen and Grow with Essentrics! (5 week series)

Whether you are planting, digging, or weeding, your body needs to stay strong and mobile to prevent injuries. Join this 5-week series that will prepare your body for gardening season and make you feel your best! This no-impact practice will help your flexibility, range of motion, and improve posture by gently strengthening and stretching all your muscles and joints. This series is suitable for all levels.

Instructor: Anna Clarke, Grow with the Flow LLC

Sat, Jun 1, 2024 8:30 am

Summer Yoga at Olbrich (5-week series)

Yoga is a practice that involves a series of stretches and poses paired with breathing exercises to increase harmony between mind and body. This class offers the powerful benefits of exercise in a gentle way that is accessible to people regardless of age or fitness level. Join us to restore the balance in your life.

Instructor: Kaila Pooler, KP Fitness & Nutrition

Sun, Jun 2, 2024 9:00 am

Watercolor Spring Themes: Flowers, Birds and Insects

Enjoy a fun day painting spring themes with watercolors. Join us to practice both Eastern and Western watercolor techniques, such as, wet-in-wet, glaze, and dry brush, on a variety of Asian rice papers and to learn the calligraphy for each of the subjects: peony, iris, orchids, morning glories, plum blossoms, egrets with bamboo, small birds, frogs and dragonflies. A supply kit ($30) is available for purchase from your instructor, or you can bring your own supplies (email [email protected] for list).

Instructor: Stella Dobbins, National Watercolor Society

Sun, Jun 2, 2024 12:00 pm

Madison Area Iris Society Show

Cut irises in a variety of colors will be on display and members of the Madison Area Iris Society will be available to answer questions.

Mon, Jun 3, 2024 6:00 pm

Tai Chi Meditation in the Garden (8-week series)

The ancient exercise and movement art of Tai Chi has a world wide contemporary following due to its benefits to physical and emotional well-being. Research verifies it is one of the best exercises for physical balance and fall prevention, and the gentleness and pleasure of the experience encourages continued standing and/or seated practice.

Instructor: Jody Curley, M.A., Master Certified Instructor

Tue, Jun 4, 2024 All Day

Summer Pollinator Plant Sale

ONLINE ONLY! Wisconsin is home to over 400 species of wild bees, and more than 120 species of butterflies. As the moon rises, over 1,500 species of moths awaken, ensuring round the clock pollination and these are just the more well-known pollinators! These tiny superheroes pollinate over one-third of our food, making their health and survival a critical component of earth’s ecosystem. Every little bit helps – don’t have space to dig in the dirt – create a pollinator focused container for your patio! Olbrich’s Pollinator Plant Sales offer a variety of perennials with plentiful amounts of nectar and pollen, making them very appealing to pollinator insects! Plant pickup is June 26.

Tue, Jun 4, 2024 9:00 am

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing at Olbrich

In Japanese Shinrin-Yoku loosely means, “forest bathing,” or immersing oneself in the atmosphere of nature. An introductory 30-minute talk provides insight to Shinrin-Yoku, followed by a gentle, slow-moving, and silent walk through the gardens. Your guide will provide the prompts that make this a deeply sensorial experience. Take-home prompts and a light refreshment will be provided. Please dress for the weather.

Instructor: Kate Bast, Shinrin-Yoku Madison

Wed, Jun 5, 2024 All Day

Summer Pollinator Plant Sale

ONLINE ONLY! Wisconsin is home to over 400 species of wild bees, and more than 120 species of butterflies. As the moon rises, over 1,500 species of moths awaken, ensuring round the clock pollination and these are just the more well-known pollinators! These tiny superheroes pollinate over one-third of our food, making their health and survival a critical component of earth’s ecosystem. Every little bit helps – don’t have space to dig in the dirt – create a pollinator focused container for your patio! Olbrich’s Pollinator Plant Sales offer a variety of perennials with plentiful amounts of nectar and pollen, making them very appealing to pollinator insects! Plant pickup is June 26.