Olbrich Home Holiday Express

March 2015

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SUN
01

moreinfoWinter Concert

Rodney Hanson

2 pm

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

SUN

01

moreinfobook club discussion

Orchid Fever by Eric Hansen
2 pm

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as we discuss fiction and non-fiction books about plants, gardens, nature, and the environment. The Olbrich Gardens Book Club is a book discussion group hosted by Olbrich's Schumacher Library staff. Participants will need to read the selected book prior to the discussion. Space is limited so register early! Call 246-4550 to register.

MON

02

moreinfoRhapsody in Bloom tickets on sale to members

10 am

Tickets to Rhapsody in Bloom, Madison's largest garden party, go on sale to Olbrich members starting March 2. Rhapsody in Bloom, on Saturday, June 20, 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 20 to prepare for Rhapsody in Bloom. For ticket and reservation information call 608-246-5616.

SAT

07

moreinfoPrimula Sale

8 am - 1 pm while supplies last

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

SAT

07

moreinfoMember preview party:  Spring flower show

8 - 10 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

07
thru

  SUN
22

moreinfoSpring Flower Show
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
08

moreinfobotanical boogie

Ladies Must Swing

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.

MAR

09
thru
20

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
15

moreinfoWinter Concert

TRISIS

2 pm

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

FRI
27

moreinfoCOCKTAILS IN THE CONSERVATORY

7 - 11 pm

Sip cocktails in the Bolz Conservatory and enjoy the beats of local DJs!

MAR

21

thru
JULY
12

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
22

moreinfo

Botanical Boogie

VIVO

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
23

moreinfoSPRING SHOW PLANT SALE

12 - 3 pm while supplies last

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

SUN
29

 

moreinfoWinter Concert

JP Cyr & His Radio Wranglers

2 pm

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

NOV

01

thru
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