Olbrich Home Holiday Express

May 2014

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SAT

03

moreinfobulk mulch SALE
9 am - 1 pm

Buy in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Bulk Leaf Mulch Sales! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich's environmentally friendly leaf mulch also helps control weeds, holds in water, and looks great. Bulk mulch is loose and loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you.

Bulk scoops-$40 each + tax              (A bulk scoop is equal to about 8-10 bags of mulch, and covers approximately 350 square feet at a depth of 2-3 inches)

SUN
04

dahlia tuber sale
12 - 2 pm
Dahlias are late summer bloomers popular for their extravagant blooms, diverse forms, and bright colors. They're subtropical annuals grown each year from tubers dug up in the fall and overwintered in a cool, dry environment. The sale is sponsored by the Badger State Dahlia Society. For more information call 608-577-1924.

FRI

09

 

moreinfooLBRICH'S PLANT SALE WITH THE PROS

9 - 11 am

Olbrich Botanical Society Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Circle/Lifetime Members are invited to shop early at Olbrich's Plant Sale with the Pros! Olbrich members and the public may also shop during this special time for $20 per person or $30 per couple.

FRI

09

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  SAT
10

moreinfoPLANT SALE WITH THE PROS

Friday, 11 am - 5 pm

Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm

Get great plants and expert advice from area professionals at Plant Sale with the Pros. Visit the Pro Potting Bench for container design and planting services. Plant Sale with the Pros features everything from annuals and perennials to ornamental grasses and shrubs. Olbrich's staff carefully chooses unique plants that grown best in this climate. Local gardening experts, master gardeners, and Olbrich's horticulturists will be available to answer questions. Bring photos of your landscape for design advice from landscape architects! Olbrich members receive a free gift for coming to Plant Sale with the Pros! Proceeds from the sale benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

FRI
09

nATIONAL pUBLIC gARDENS dAY

Celebrate Madison's public garden! Olbrich Botanical Gardens will be participating in National Public Gardens Day. Visit www.nationalpublicgardensday.org for more details.

SAT
10

SUNDOWNERS/CROSSTOWN VIOLET CLUB SALE
9 am - 4 pm
This annual sale includes African violets, starter plants, blooming plants, leaves, gesneriads of all kinds, and potting soil and pots. Sponsored by the Sundowners and Crosstown African Violet clubs. For more information call 608-298-7324.

SUN
11

moreinfoMOTHERS DAY CONCERT:  nEW HORIZONS CONCERT BAND
2 - 3 pm
Bring your mother to Olbrich to stroll through the spring bloomsand enjoy a concert in the Evjue Commons by the New Horizons Concert Band. Suggested $1 donation.

SAT

17

moreinfobulk mulch SALE
9 am - 1 pm

Buy in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Bulk Leaf Mulch Sales! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich's environmentally friendly leaf mulch also helps control weeds, holds in water, and looks great. Bulk mulch is loose and loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you.

Bulk scoops-$40 each + tax            (A bulk scoop is equal to about 8-10 bags of mulch, and covers approximately 350 square feet at a depth of 2-3 inches)

SAT

17

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  SUN
18

BADGER BONSAI ANNUAL SHOW
Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm

Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
Marvel at these growing miniature landscapes. Sponsored by the Badger Bonsai Society. For more information call 608-438-8469.

THUR

23

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 FRI
23

moreinfoLeaf Mulch Sale: Full Service, Bagged & Bulk Mulch

Shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. Olbrich’s environmentally friendly leaf mulch cuts down on watering and weeding, recycles local leaves, and is credited for Olbrich’s healthy-looking gardens. Enjoy the convenience of drive-through service. Bags are $6.50 each + tax (Each bag covers about 35 square feet at 2-3 inches). Bulk scoops are $40 each + tax  (A bulk scoop is equal to about 8-10 bags of mulch, and covers approximately 350 square feet at a depth of 2-3 inches).
SUN
25

Iris Show

12 - 5 pm

Cut irises in a rainbow of colors will be on display in the Evjue Commons. Sponsored by the Madison Area Iris Society. For more information call 608-271-3607.

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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.

 

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