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Olbrich Botanical Garden’s Orchid Quest


2-5-17

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Orchid Quest crowd at Olbrich

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It may be winter outside but inside it’s spring at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.  The turnout was high at this popular event.  There even was musical accompaniment by the Collage saxophone Quartet. You can hire them to play at your venue!

Collage Saxaphone Quartet card

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The Conservatory was inviting with 80ºF temps inside.

Boltz Conservatory at Olbrich in winter

Olbrich Conservatory inside

Let’s go into the exhibition room, so beautiful!

Orchid Displays at Olbrich

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Large display, so many varieties!

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Medium Orchid display at Olbrich

After enjoying these orchids, there was another room with vendors selling them too.

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Orchid Vendor Room at Olbrich

Not only orchids were for sale, also orchid themed mementos. Pictures by Charlotte Fung Miller, Chinese Brush Art.

Charlotte Fung Miller Art at Olbrich

Orchids by Hausermann

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Some of the many varieties for sale.

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We had a lot of fun at this event, think spring!

 

Janesville Rotary Gardens in Spring


5-13-16

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Now that spring was here, it was time to view Janesville Rotary Botanical Gardens in Spring.  We last saw it during their Holiday Light Show in December 2015. View that below.

Spring is just as pretty here, the redbud trees were in bloom and the smell of all the flowers was wonderful! Tulips were also looking pretty, they grow many varieties.

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Another view in this garden.

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Tulips in front of the main building.

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Also bleeding hearts across the pond on the other side.

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Our stay was cut short by approaching rain.

Get your ducks in a row and visit Rotary Botanical Gardens any time of the year!

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Pope Farm Conservancy in Middleton


7-23-16

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The Pope Farm Conservancy in Middleton is a beautiful park, formerly a farm owned by Art Pope.    Here is a map of the grounds.

Pope Conservancy map

There are other small garden plots within the park. The crops of Wisconsin are represented here.

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Wisconsin crops

 

The path leading to the large sunflower field.

Path at Pope Conservancy

 We were not here long since a storm was coming.  The sunflowers were beautiful!

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Sunflowers at Pope Conservancy

Sunflower field at Pope Farm

The sunflower season is short so be sure to stop in when they are blooming! The last week of July is their Sunflower Days event. They love visitors any time of the year though and donations gratefully accepted!

Sunflower closeup at Pope Conservancy