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February 2015

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SUN

01

moreinfoWinter Concert

The Whiskey Farm Acoustic Duo

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. $1 suggested admission.

FEB

01

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FEB

28

bLACK tHREADs - Family History Quilts

The Work of African American Women

This exhibition consists of quilts by women who met over the past year to share memories of their family histories. In that process, they exchanged legacies, knowledge of techniques, aesthetics, history, and love of family. They now share aspects of that experience and their personal vision with the Madison community. For more information e-mail ehilliard@mpiproducts.com or call 608-764-5416 x103.

A formal program, Black Threads: Showing and Telling Our Stories, will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 4 to 6:30 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

SUN

08

moreinfoBotanical Boogie

The Soggy Prairie Boys

2-3:30 pm

Get up and move to the beat with the new Botanical Boogie dance concerts! There will be plenty of room for dancing, with limited seating available. Put on your dancing shoes! $2 admission at the door.

FRI

13

thru
SUN
15

GARDEN EXPO AT ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER

Friday 3 - 9 pm; Saturday 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Visit Olbrich's booth at Garden Expo 2015! Olbrich Horticulturists will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.

SAT

14

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SUN
15

fine Art & Craft sale: sponsored by the Madison weavers guild
10 am - 4 pm

Local and Midwest artists offer unique, hand-crafted art. On display and for sale include: 

fiber, pottery, painting, leather, jewelry, glass, wood, sculpture, paper, baskets, wearables, home furnishings and more. Come and enjoy fabulous, affordable art and conversation with the artists. For more information call 608-231-2952.

SAT

21

moreinfoindulgence! Wine & Chocolate tasting

5:30 - 8:30 pm

This decadent evening features tastings of an array of delightful local wines paired with the ultimate indulgence - handcrafted chocolates made by talented local chocolatiers. Meet the chocolate artists and wine producers as you sample their wares. Stroll through a candlelit conservatory with music in the background and the smell of exotic flowers in the air. As a token of the evening, take home a commemorative wine glass and continue sipping! Tickets are $20 for Olbrich members, $25 for the general public, or $15 for a designated driver. Tickets are available at Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop or by phone at 608-246-4550. All proceeds benefit the gardens.

SUN

22

moreinfowinter concert

Hayward Williams

2 pm

Warm your winter day with a concert in the Evjue Commons. Series sponsored by the Olbrich Botanical Society. $1 suggested admission.

SAT

28

moreinfoCHILDREN OF THE RAINFOREST

Performances at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

The Children of the Rainforest series offers performances for families to celebrate cultural differences in rainforest regions around the world, and is generously sponsored by William Wartmann.

SAT

28

bLACK tHREADs: sHOWING AND tELLING oUR sTORIES

Hear the stories of the quilts from the Black Threads exhibit from the quilters themselves. This special program culminates a month-long exhibit of African American story quilts. Black Threads: Showing and Telling Our Stories, will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 4 to 6:30 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.For more information e-mail ehilliard@mpiproducts.com or call 608-764-5416 x103.

NOV

01

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MAR
01

moreinfoongoing: 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 in the Conservatory or Outdoor Gardens when possible. The cost is $12 per class, no registration required.

   

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