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Celebrate Pollinators All Summer Long

All-Ages Pollinator Programming Available in 2021

We'll share more info on the programming below as the dates approach!

Who runs the world? Pollinators! Did you know that about 1 out of every 3 bites of food exists because of pollinators? Eating a crunchy almond, tasting a sweet peach, or savoring a perfectly ripe tomato wouldn’t be possible without pollinators.


Storywalk: SeÑorita Mariposa

July 12 - August 8

¡Hola mariposas! Read the dual language (Spanish & English) children's book Señorita Mariposa as you stroll the gardens and find each page displayed along the pathway. Rhyming text and lively illustrations take readers on an epic trip as they follow the monarch butterfly traveling thousands of miles south to Mexico at the end of summer. “Over the mountains capped with snow, to the deserts down below.” Children will be delighted to share in the fascinating journey of monarchs and be introduced to the different people and places monarchs pass before finally arriving to the forests their ancestors called home.


Pollinator Plant Sale - Autumn »

Starts Monday, August 9 at 10 a.m.

Plant pick-up on Thursday, September 2

Keep 'em coming! This sale features late summer and fall blooming nectar plants that support pollinators during the shoulder season. Learn more »


2021 Pollinator Partners

John J. Frautschi Family Foundation

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
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