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August 2017

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TUE

01

Madison public Library's Summer Reading Club Concert and Picnic at the Gardens!
7 - 8 pm

Pack a picnic supper and head to the Gardens for a fun-filled family concert!

Sponsored by Madison Public Library Foundation, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Overture Center for the Arts, the Friends of the Sequoya Library and the South Centeral Library System.

For more information on the Summer Ready Club, CLICK HERE!

JUL

20

thru
AUG
13

moreinfo

ongoing: olbrich's blooming butterflies

10 am - 4 pm daily

Experience the wonder of strolling through a tropical forest on a search for fleeting butterflies. Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the Bolz Conservatory. Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies is a great adventure for people of all ages. Children can visit stations in the outdoor gardens with their Butterfly Passport while learning fun facts. Stroll through the outdoor gardens and visit the Growing Gifts shop. Parking is free. Bus tours are welcome.

AUG

14

thru
OCT
29

moreinfoOngoing: Bolz conservatory exhibit

Integrated Pest Management

10 am - 4 pm

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.

SAT

19

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  SUN
20

daylily sale
Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday, 11 am - 3 pm

The Wisconsin Daylily Society sponsors this sale of colorful, easy to grow plants. For more information call 608-221-1933.

SAT

19

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  SUN
20

dahlia show
10 am - 4 pm

Dahlias are late summer bloomers known for their diverse forms and bright colors. Sponsored by the Badger State Dahlia Society. For more information call 608-577-1924.

FRI

25

moreinfoOpening - Gleam: Art in a New Light

7:30-10:30 pm (rain or shine)

Be the first to see Olbrich's cutting edge exhibition, GLEAM, Art in a New Light, featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Hear live music, enjoy a cash bar, and take part in a meet-n-greet with the artists, lighting designers and artistic director!

THU

31

GLEAM: ART IN A NEW LIGHT

7:30 - 10:30 pm (last ticket sold at 10 pm)

This fall, Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, Art in a New Light, a cutting edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation.

JUN

04

thru
SEPT
24

moreinfoongoing: guided garden strolls

Sundays, June - September

1:30 & 3 pm
Get an insider's view of Olbrich's outdoor gardens during a free guided garden stroll. All ages are welcome for this casual overview of the Gardens.

   

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