Olbrich Home Crackle Fire and Froth

July 2014

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TUE
01

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

Boo Bradley - Acoustic Jug Band

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. A $1 donation is suggested.

TUE
08

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

Wall of Funk - Progressive Rock/Funk/Blues/Metal

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. A $1 donation is suggested.

FRI
11

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  SAT
12

moreinfohOME GARDEN TOUR:

Featuring Living History in University Heights
Friday, 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm
Tour exceptional gardens in the historic University Heights neighborhood. Linger in each of these gardens, talk with homeowners, see how other home gardeners use innovative landscape designs and get great ideas for your own garden. Tickets are $12 for Olbrich members and $14 for the general public.

FRI

11

thru
SUN
13

iris sale

Friday & Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm

Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm

The Madison Area Iris Society sponsors this sale of iris rhizomes, the roots that grow into iris plants. For more information call 608-271-3607.

MON
14

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TUE
15

moreinfobOLZ CONSERVATORY CLOSED

The Bolz Conservatory will be closed Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15 in preparation for Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies, July 16 through August 10. The outdoor gardens, Visitor Center, Growing Gifts shop, and Schumacher Library will remain open.

TUE
15

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

The Rotation - A blend of genres with saxophone sounds

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. A $1 donation is suggested.

JULY

16

thru
AUG
10

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olbrich's blooming butterflies

10 am - 4 pm daily

Experience the wonder of strolling through a tropical forest on a search for fleeting butterflies. Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the Bolz Conservatory. Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies is a great adventure for people of all ages. Children can visit stations in the outdoor gardens with their Butterfly Passport while learning fun facts. Stroll through the outdoor gardens and visit the Growing Gifts shop. Parking is free. Bus tours are welcome; groups of 15 or more must register in advance by calling 608-246-4550.

TUE
22

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. A $1 donation is suggested.

TUE
29

moreinfoconcerts in the gardens

Matthew Tembo - Zambian Vibes with Contemporary Sounds

7 - 8 pm

Enjoy the evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only. Hotdogs and brats will be available for purchase from the Madison East Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors. A $1 donation is suggested.

JUN

01

thru
SEPT
28

moreinfoongoing:
guided garden strolls

Sundays, June - September

1:30 & 3 pm
Get an insider's view of Olbrich's outdoor gardens during a free guided garden stroll. All ages are welcome for this casual overview of the Gardens.

MAR

22

thru
JULY
13

moreinfo Ongoing: Bolz conservatory exhibit -

LIGHT GAPS

The trees are trimmed, the bushes pruned, and it’s time to see the light in the forest. Learn how plants develop and change in the forest as light fluctuates. When a gap in the forest is created naturally or by a clipping from Olbrich’s staff, growth develops at an exceptional rate. The conservatory is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $2 for the general public. Admission is always free for Olbrich Botanical Society members and children 5 and under, and is free for the general public on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

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.

   

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