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Olbrich Garden’s Spring Flower Show Featuring ‘The Wonder of Seeds’
March 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 4 thru March 26
Daily from 10:00-4:00
In the Olbrich Atrium
As spring approaches, most people are ready to get away from the long winter. Breath in the fresh smells of spring at Olbrich Gardens’ annual spring flower show featuring The Wonder of Seeds. Olbrich’s Atrium will transform into a flowering paradise, celebrating everything seeds!
“A seed is sleepy. It lies there, tucked inside its flower, on its cone, or beneath the soil. Snug. Still”
Every seed has a story. Take an educational journey into the history, culture and significance behind different seeds. Seeds have their own intricate beauty that rivals and sometimes even surpasses the beauty of their flowers.
From tiny poppy seeds to giant coconut seeds, spikey poisonous castor beans to pods of fluffy milkweed, a remarkable variety will be highlighted in all their beauty and wonder.
Not only are they impressive in shape, size, color and texture, you will learn about different dispersal mechanisms. From wind and water to wildlife, even dehiscence (explosive dispersal!). It’s safe to say you will never look at a seed the same way again.
One-of-a-kind items are sourced through collaborations with local businesses and artists to construct truly unique and authentic displays. Very special thanks to our members, volunteers and community who donate items and purchase products we need from our registry.
If you are interested in donating, check out our Wishlist On Amazon! Thank you!
Admission: $8 for adults 13 & up, $5 for children 6-12, children 5 and under Olbrich Botanical Society members are free. Proceeds benefit Olbrich Gardens.
Olbrich Botanical Society Members are the first to glimpse the beauty of spring in this indoor exhibit of spring blooms from 8-10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 4. Be the first to see the Spring Flower Show during the Member Preview on Saturday, March 4!
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave., Madison
608/246-4550 or www.olbrich.org for details.