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March 2014

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SUN
02

moreinfoWinter Concert

Lazydeadpoets

2 pm

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

MON

03

moreinforhapsody in bloom tickets on sale to members

9 am

Tickets to Rhapsody in Bloom, Madison's largest garden party, go on sale to Olbrich members starting March 3. 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.

SAT

08

moreinfoPrimula Sale

9 am - 1 pm

Primulas are one of the earliest spring beauties that come back year after year! $5 each plus tax.

SAT

08

moreinfoMember preview party:  Spring flower show -

dinosaurs & daffodils

9 - 11 am

Olbrich Botanical Society members are the first to glimpse the beauty of spring in this indoor exhibit of spring blooms. Enjoy the invigorating colors and scents of spring bulbs, trees, and shrubs, and then enjoy music and light refreshments in the Evjue Commons. All Olbrich members receive 20% off in Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop all day. For more information about membership call 608-246-4724 or visit the membership section.

SAT

08
thru

  SUN
23

moreinfoSpring Flower Show - dinsoarus & Daffodils
10 am - 4 pm daily
Step into Olbrich's Atrium, filled with the sights and smells of spring. Colorful daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths are among the spring flowers that bloom in this indoor show of spring at its finest. $3 ages 13 & up; $2 ages 3 - 12; free ages 2 & under and Olbrich Botanical Society members.

SUN
09

moreinfowinter concert

First World Probl3ms

2 pm

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

MAR

10
thru
21

moreinfobolz conservatory closed for maintenance

Large trees and tropical plants that threaten to overgrow the pathways get a haircut! The Bolz Conservatory will be closed for annual maintenance, but the outdoor gardens, Growing Gifts shop, and library will be open as usual.

SUN
17

moreinfoWinter Concert - kICKS FOR kIDS

Duke Otherwise

2 pm

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

FRI
21

moreinfoCOCKTAILS IN THE CONSERVATORY

with DJ Trichrome

7 - 11 pm

Sip cocktails in the Bolz Conservatory and enjoy the music!

MAR

22

thru
JULY
13

moreinfo 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.

SUN
23

moreinfo

Botanical Boogie

Funky Chunky Band

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.

MON
24

moreinfoSPRING SHOW PLANT SALE

12 - 3 pm

A variety of spring bulbs and ornamental plants used in Olbrich's Spring Flower Show will be available for purchase.

SUN
30

 

moreinfoWinter Concert

The Mascot Theory

2 pm

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

NOV

02

thru
MAR
02

moreinfoONGOING: Bolz conservatory exhibit -

Plants of the Dinosaur Age

See prehistoric plant species up close including figs, breadfruit, ferns, palms, and cycads while you learn about the amazing plant-eating dinosaurs that roamed the Earth. 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 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