Olbrich Home Crackle Fire and Froth

November 2014

Jan  |  Feb  |  Mar  |  Apr  |  May  |  Jun  |  Jul  |  Aug  |  Sep  |  Oct  |  Nov  |  Dec

SAT
01

HERB FAIR
9 am - 3 pm
Hear about herbs from speakers and vendors. Purchase herbal products. Make & take projects, demonstrations, and a Q & A station. Free! Sponsored by the Madison Herb Society. Visit www.madisonherbsociety.org.

  NOV
01

thru

MAR

01

moreinfoBolz 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.

  SAT
08

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  SUN
09

Madison Weavers' guild fine Arts & Crafts sale
10 am - 4 pm

Local weaving artists and craftspeople will exhibit their colorful wares at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Speak with the creators and view the artwork. This affordable art is available for purchase. For more information call 608-231-2952.

SAT

15

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SUN

16

moreinfooLBRICH'S gROWING gIFTS sHOP hOLIDAY kICK-oFF sALE

Start your holiday shopping at Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop where the public enjoys a 10% discount and Olbrich members receive 20% during this annual Holiday Kick-Off event.

SUN

16

moreinfoBook Discussion Group

1:30-3:30 pm

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as we discuss fiction and non-fiction books about plans, gardens, nature, and the environment. The Olbrich Gardens book Club is a book discussion hosted by Olbrich’s Schumacher Library staff where readers come together to discuss a book and share in the reading experience. The discussions are free and open to the public.

THUR
27


Olbrich Botanical Gardens Closed
 

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