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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
(608) 246-4550

July 2020

Pollinator Photography

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$56

Summertime is a great opportunity to photograph some of the most colorful insects around. During the lecture portion of the class, we will discuss macro concepts and equipment, and focus on the problems associated with fast moving small subjects. Photography of butterflies and other pollinators will take place in the…

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Mindful Flow Yoga (6-week classes)

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - August 26 @ 7:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$72

A slow, mindful practice that emphasizes aligning breath and movement, slowing down and paying attention, and relaxing into your own body. All abilities are welcome as we enjoy the beauty of Olbrich's outdoor gardens and the benefits of yoga. Classes will take place virtually on Zoom in case of rain;…

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The Unusual Suspects

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$17

Although bees are the most widely known pollinators, there are plenty of other helpful critters. We will discuss a few of our favorites, and dive into some you would never guess were helpful pollinators. After learning about some of these unusual suspects, we will take a short walk through the…

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Hardscaping to Enhance Your Native Garden

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$15

Hardscapes can help to make a garden space function better both in terms of accessibility and water management. This talk will describe and showcase ways that hardscapes of all kinds can blend seamlessly into your landscape while at the same time improving the function of your garden. A special emphasis…

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Etegami: Japanese Summer Message Cards

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$80

Learn the everyday art of Etegami by creating and writing messages about summer on your unique cards. The card will express your response to the summer subjects of flowers and insects taught during the class. Bring your own creativity and learn many techniques to paint your cards, such as, wet-in-wet,…

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Meet the Medicinal and Edible Plants in the Garden Plant Walk

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$15

Take a walk around the garden with herbalist and wild forager, Linda Conroy. You will be delighted by the botanical observations as well as culinary inspirations that are shared during this walk. There will be a virtual walk if the weather is inclement; class will meet rain or shine. Tuesday,…

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August 2020

Chinese Brush Painting: Blooming Flowers & Insects

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$80

Immerse yourself in the natural world by learning the brush painting techniques to create images of blooming flowers and insects. You will learn how to brush paint and add blooming flowers to paintings of butterflies, bees, and other insects. Calligraphy for all of the subjects will be demonstrated by the…

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Ayurveda in the Garden

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on September 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$50

This class will cover the fundamentals of the 5,000-year-old Indian tradition of Ayurveda (ayur=life; veda=wisdom), which includes using herbs, nutrition, cleansing, bodywork, and more to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Join us on this cultural exploration that will help you to become a better herb gardener. Sign up for…

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Creating Tropical Effects Walk

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$17

Explore the Thai Garden and learn how you can create a tropical feel in your garden with cold-hardy plants. We will discuss plant selections, care and maintenance, and specialized techniques that will make your garden appear to be from the other side of the world. Tuesday, August 11, 6:30-8 p.m.…

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Cell Phone Flower and Garden Photography for Teens: Composition

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$40

Cell phones are a great way to start in photography. In this class, you will learn how to take better composed photographs using your cell phone and work around some of the limitations that go with cell phones. We will cover various shooting situations in the outdoor gardens, basic composition…

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Creating Cutie Birds

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$78

There is no other way to describe them! Using left over or remnant yarns from thrift store finds we will fashion unique and reminiscent birds to brighten your days. Wrapping, cutting, tying yarns, twisting wires for feet and a few embellishments for the beak and eyes. Sure to delight you…

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Summer Container Walk

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$17

Discover the endless possibilities of designing containers to enhance your landscape. Learn the basics of planning, planting, and pruning to keep them thriving throughout the season. Designing sun and shade containers, hanging baskets, succulent combinations, and incorporating herbs, tropical plants, and more will be shared. Youth ages: 16 and up…

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Heavenly Hydrangeas

August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$18

Looking for long-lasting colorful summer blooms, winter interest, and beautiful fall color? The genus Hydrangea checks all of these boxes and are some of the most beloved shrubs in the plant kingdom. Hear about the "ins and outs" of old favorites like 'Annabelle' to new selections such as 'Incrediball,' along…

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Gardens for Small Spaces with Style and Function

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$15

There are many ways to create a functional garden despite having a small area to work with. Join us for a discussion of garden possibilities that offer style, practical use, and unique design for tight places to use in your home garden space. Thursday, August 20, 6:30-8 p.m. Registration Deadline:…

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Tabletop Macro Flower Photography

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$56

When the weather does not permit outside photography, or flowers aren’t blooming, there are still ways to achieve great flower photos indoors. We will look at how to set up a little mini studio for flower photography. We will discuss equipment, lighting, and backgrounds that can be set up on…

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September 2020

Ayurveda in the Garden

September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$50

This class will cover the fundamentals of the 5,000-year-old Indian tradition of Ayurveda (ayur=life; veda=wisdom), which includes using herbs, nutrition, cleansing, bodywork, and more to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Join us on this cultural exploration that will help you to become a better herb gardener. Sign up for…

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