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October 2014

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SAT

04

moreinfoBulk mulch SALE

9 am - 1 pm

Buy leaf mulch in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Fall Bulk Mulch sale! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. While applying mulch to gardens in the spring is most common, applying leaf mulch in the fall helps regulate soil temperatures during the winter, and gives the garden a head start in the spring. Bulk mulch is loose and is loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you. Each scoop is $40 plus tax and covers about 350-square feet at a 2 to 3-inch depth.

SAT

11

&

SUN

12

African violet show and sale

Saturday, 12 - 5 pm

Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm

African violets will be on display and for sale in the Evjue Commons. The sale will include African violets, streptocarpus, and other gesneriads. Leaves, starter plants, soil, pots, and handouts with growing tips will also be available. Sponsored by the Wisconsin State Council of African Violets. A portion of the proceeds benefits Olbrich Botanical Gardens. For more information call 608-298-7324.

SAT

11

moreinfoBulk mulch SALE

9 am - 1 pm

Buy leaf mulch in bulk and save money during Olbrich's Fall bulk Mulch sale! The shredded, composted leaves enrich soil and provide nourishment and protection for your gardens, shrubs, and trees. While applying mulch to gardens in the spring is most common, applying leaf mulch in the fall helps regulate soil temperatures during the winter, and gives the garden a head start in the spring. Bulk mulch is loose and is loaded with a tractor. Bring your own truck or trailer and Olbrich will load bulk scoops for you. Each scoop is $40 plus tax and covers about 350-square feet at a 2 to 3-inch depth.

THU

16

thru

SUN

19

moreinfoWisconsin Science Festival

9 am - 4 pm

Unleash your curiosity and discover your inner scientist! The Wisconsin Science Festival is a multi-day public event presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in partnership with various organizations, including Olbrich Botanical Gardens. The festival welcomes people of all ages to look, listen, feel, touch, taste and discover the wonders of all aspects of the sciences, arts and more through interactive exhibits, hands-on workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and conversations with leading researchers and creative thinkers. For a schedule of participating sites, activities, and more information, visit www.wisconsinsciencefest.org.

AUG

12

thru
OCT
26

moreinfoongoing:

Bolz conservatory exhibit -

iNTEGRATED pEST MANAGEMENT

Beneficial insects have been used in the Conservatory since it opened in 1991. These bugs provide control of plant-damaging insects, minimizing the need of more dangerous traditional insecticides. These controls, along with several others, are part of the Conservatory's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This widely accepted program strives to use the least toxic method of insect and disease control to be more environmentally sensitive. Learn about Olbrich's environmentally friendly pest control methods and get ideas you can use to reduce or eliminate pesticide use at home.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