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December 2014

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FRI

05

moreinfoMember preview party:  oLBRICH'S HOLIDAY EXPRESS

3 - 7 pm

Olbrich Botanical Society members are invited to bring their families to this festive preview of Olbrich's Holiday Express:  Flower and Model Train Show! Enjoy live entertainment and light refreshments in Olbrich's Evjue Commons. Olbrich members also receive 20% off purchases in Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop all day. Holiday Express opens to the public on Saturday, December 6. For more information about membership call 608-246-4724 or visit the membership section.

SAT

06

thru

WED

31

moreinfooLBRICH'S HOLIDAY EXPRESS: 

fLOWER AND mODEL TRAIN sHOW

10 am - 4 pm daily

Closes at 2 pm December 24 and closed all day December 25

In light of the US Bank Eve cancellation at Olbrich this year, Holiday Express will remain open until 6 pm on December 31.

Twinkling lights, festive poinsettias, tiny landscapes, and large-scale model trains:  all aboard for Olbrich's Holiday Express! Using large-scale model trains, Olbrich's horticulture staff will showcase miniature landscapes among hundreds of colorful poinsettias. Members of the Wisconsin Garden Railway Society come from all over the state to show off their large-scale model trains. Relax with friends and family and enjoy holiday refreshments available for purchase in the lobby. Admission for Olbrich Botanical Society members is free. Admission to Olbrich's Holiday Express for the general public is $3 for adults, and $2 for children ages 3 to 12. Children 2 and under are free. Admission to the tropical Bolz Conservatory is included.

SUN

07

moreinfoholiday Concert

Russian Folk Orchestra
2 pm

Enjoy festive holiday music with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Concerts are at 2 p.m. each Sunday in December. Suggested donation is $1.

SUN

14

moreinfoholiday Concert

Suzuki Strings
2 pm

Enjoy festive holiday music with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Concerts are at 2 p.m. each Sunday in December. Suggested donation is $1.

SUN

21

moreinfoholiday Concert

WCB Big Band
2 pm

Enjoy festive holiday music with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Concerts are at 2 p.m. each Sunday in December. Suggested donation is $1.

WED
24

moreinfoOlbrich Botanical Gardens Closes at 2 pm


THUR
25

moreinfoOlbrich Botanical Gardens Closed


SUN

28

moreinfoholiday Concert

A Perfect Fifth Brass
2 pm

Enjoy festive holiday music with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Concerts are at 2 p.m. each Sunday in December. Suggested donation is $1.

WED
31

US BANK EVE

US Bank Eve has been scaled back for budgetary reasons and Olbrich will not be a site for 2014. As a courtesy, Olbrich's Holiday Express will remain open until 6 p.m. on December 31.

NOV

01

thru

MAR

01

ongoing: Bolz Conservatory Exhibit:

Innovations Inspired by Rainforests

Have you ever wondered what inspires people to develop cool gadgets, life saving technologies, and solutions to complex human challenges? Rainforests are a treasure-trove of brilliant design and many of our best inventions are based on nature. The slippery inside of bottles and pipes mimic the slick leaves of the carnivorous Nepenthes pitcher plant. Coconuts’ buoyancy inspired life preservers carried on boats and ships. Security marks on bank notes to combat counterfeiting are inspired by the iridescence of butterfly wings. All these innovations came to life with the help of biomimicry, a growing field that studies the technology of biology and emulates nature’s models, systems, and elements to solve complex human design challenges. Explore some of the ways rainforests have inspired many objects and processes that have improved our daily lives.

 

moreinfoONGOING: YOGA IN THE GARDENS

Mondays 5:30 - 6:45 pm OR Thursdays 7:30 - 8:45 am

Held inside the tropical Conservatory or Outdoor Gardens when possible. The cost is $12 per class, no registration required.

JAN
01

2015

moreinfoOlbrich Botanical Gardens Closed

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