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March 2017

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SUN
05

moreinfowinter concert

The Krause Family Band

2 - 3 p.m.

The Krause Family Band is known for their close harmonies on standards and covers ranging from Bob Wills to the Reverand Al Green as well as their own original music. $2 admission.

SAT

11

moreinfoPrimula Sale

8 am - 4 pm while supplies last

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

SAT

11

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. Conservatory opens at 9 am. All Olbrich members receive 20% off in Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop all day. Call 246-4724 to learn how to become a member today!

SAT

11
thru

  SUN
26

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
12

moreinfowinter concert

Midnight Voices

2 - 3 p.m.

Female a cappella group directed by Ida Jo, a past member of the collegiate women's a cappella group Tangled Up in Blue ! $2 admission

MAR

13
thru
24

moreinfobolz conservatory closed for maintenance

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

MAR

25

thru
JULY
16

moreinfo Bolz conservatory exhibit

LIGHT GAPS

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

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
19

moreinfoWinter Concert

Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars

2 -3 p.m.

Wasulu Music from West African. $2 admission

SUN
26

moreinfoWinter Concert

BOTANICAL BOOGIE

Dimensions In Sound

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Currently celebrating its 40th anniversary of entertaining audiences throughout Dane County and beyond, this group of amateur musicians is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of classic big band music of the ‘30s, ‘40s, and early ‘50s.

Dance-style concert, limited seating- $2 admission.

   SUN
26

moreinfoBOOK CLUB DISCUSSION

A Summer of Hummingbirds by Christopher Benfrey
1:30 - 3:30 p.m
.

Registration deadline: March 16

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
27

moreinfoSPRING SHOW PLANT SALE

12 - 3 p.m. or while supplies last

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

FRI
31

moreinfoCOCKTAILS IN THE CONSERVATORY

Featuring DJ Urbane

7 - 11 p.m.

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

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