Garden Answer Service at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
June, July, and August
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 - 3 p.m.
Want to know the name of that beautiful purple flower you saw in Olbrich's Rose Garden? Or how to keep woodchucks from eating tomatoes? Do you need advice about good shrubs for a shady spot? Have your problems solved with help from the Garden Answer Service at Olbrich Botanical Gardens every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m., during June, July, and August.
Two days a week during the summer, a trained garden resource volunteer will be ready in Olbrich's Schumacher Library to provide one-on-one assistance to figure out your gardening conundrum. This is also a great chance for first-time users to be oriented to the library's resources.
If you don't have time to stop by Olbrich on Tuesdays or Thursdays, phone in questions to 608-246-5805 or e-mail in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries can range from choosing good plants for your yard's conditions, to landscaping design options, to learning some of the basic gardening techniques. There is one problem the Schumacher Library resource volunteers can't tackle: Please don't bring diseased or infested plant materials to Olbrich.
The Schumacher Library is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is welcome to use the resources, but only Olbrich Botanical Society members may check out books. For membership information call 608-246-4724.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens is located in Madison, Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Monona at 3330 Atwood Avenue. For more information call 608-246-4550. Visit Olbrich's website at www.olbrich.org.
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