Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

May 2019

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May

05

thru
OCT
13

moreinfo guided garden strolls

Sundays, May 5 - October 13

1:30 & 3 p.m.
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.

SUN
05

dahlia tuber sale: Organized by the Badger State Dahlia Society
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dahlias are late summer bloomers popular for their extravagant blooms, diverse forms, and bright colors. The subtropical annuals are grown each year from tubers dug up in the fall and overwintered in a cool, dry environment. For more information visit www.badgerdahlia.org or call 608-577-1924.

FRI

10

moreinfoearly shopping! PLANT SALE WITH THE PROS

9 - 11 a.m.

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

FRI

10

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  SAT
11

moreinfoPLANT SALE WITH THE PROS

Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Get great plants and expert advice from area professionals at Plant Sale with the Pros, featuring everything from annuals and perennials to ornamental grasses and shrubs. Olbrich's staff carefully choose unique plants that grow best in this climate. Local gardening experts, master gardeners, and Olbrich's horticulturists will be available to answer questions. Proceeds from the sale benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

SAT
11
African Violet Sale: organized by CROSSTOWN African violet club
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This annual sale includes African violets, starter plants, blooming plants, leaves, gesneriads of all kinds, and potting soil and pots. Organized by the Crosstown African Violet Club. For more information call 608-850-9740.
SUN
12

moreinfoMOTHERS DAY CONCERT
2 - 3 p.m.
Bring Mom to Olbrich to stroll through the spring blooms and enjoy a concert in the Evjue Commons. Suggested $2 donation.

WED

15

Meet The author: wisconsin state parks
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Join 702WI and Olbrich Botanical Gardens for a dramatic look at Wisconsin's geologic past with Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History. Freelance science writer Scott Spoolman takes readers along to twenty-eight parks, forests, and natural areas where evidence of the state's striking geologic and natural history is on display. A book signing follows the presentation, and books are available for purchase.

For more info and to register, visit: www.702wi.com/scottspoolman

SAT

18

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  SUN
19

Bonsai Show: Organized by the badger bonsai society
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Marvel at these growing miniature landscapes. Organized by the Badger Bonsai Society. For more information, visit www.badgerbonsai.net or call 608-249-6195.

SUN

26

IRIS SHOW: organized by the madison area iris society

Noon - 5 p.m.

The Madison Area Iris Society organizes this show of blossoming irises. For more information call 608-271-3607.

   

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