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June 2014

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SUN
01

HOSTA SALE
10 am - 2 pm or while supplies last
Pick up some interesting hostas to add to your collection at the Wisconsin Hosta Society's Plant Sale. These shade-loving perennials, prized for their interesting foliage, come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. For more information call 608-835-3291.

JUN

01

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SEPT
28

moreinfo 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.

SUN
15

rose show
12 - 4 pm
The Madison Rose Society hosts this indoor exhibit of cut roses and arrangements in all sizes and colors. Members of the Rose Society will be available to answer questions. Stroll through Olbrich's two acre Rose Garden. Sponsored by the Madison Rose Society. For more information call 608-634-2146. Free and open to the public.

SAT
21

moreinfooLBRICH bOTANICAL gARDENS cLOSED
Olbrich's outdoor gardens, Bolz Conservatory, Growing Gifts shop, and Botanical Center are closed all day in preparation for Rhapsody in Bloom.

SAT
21

moreinfoRHAPSODY IN BLOOM
5 - 10 pm

Come dine and drift through gorgeous summer gardens at Olbrich Botanical Gardens' Rhapsody in Bloom Benefit Gala. Mingle with friends throughout the lush summer gardens, then enjoy dinner under elegant white tents at Madison's largest garden party. For ticket information and reservations call 608-246-5616.

  TUE
24
moreinfotRADITIONAL tHAI dANCERS
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Visit Olbrich for a special performance straight from Thailand. The Traditional Thai Dancers from the Kingdom of Thailand's Ministry of Culture will be presenting a special performance of traditional Thai dance and music. The event will take place in Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Garden, and is free to the public.

TUE
24

moreinfoconcerts in the gardenS

The Dang-Its - Americana

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 admission donation is suggested.

SUN
29

wisconsin fellowship of poets
1 - 4 pm
This program features 15 poets from around Wisconsin, each reading for 10 minutes. The reading is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. For more information call 608-225-6982.

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JUNE

13

moreinfoOngoing:

tickets on sale for rhapsody in bloom benefit
Tickets to Rhapsody in Bloom, Madison's largest garden party, are on sale through Friday, June 13. Rhapsody in Bloom, on Saturday, June 21, features hors d' oeuvres among the flowers and dinner in the outdoor gardens. You'll also have the chance to bid on a variety of silent and live auction items. Olbrich Botanical Gardens will be closed to the public all day on June 21 to prepare for Rhapsody in Bloom. For ticket and reservation information call 608-246-5616 by June 13.

MAR

22

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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.

 

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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