Tag Archive | Botanical garden

Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens – Come Grow With Us!


8-5-14

We discovered most big cities to the small towns we have visited  have at least one public garden for the public to enjoy. Dubuque is no exception. The Dubuque Museum and Botanical Gardens is quite beautiful in mid-summer and was well worth the visit.

Dubuque Botanical Gardens

 

Be sure to stop in the Visitor Center for a map of the huge grounds. You could easily spend the day here. They also have apparel and souveniers.

 

Dubuque Garden Visitor Center

Dubuque Garden gazebo

There are gardens of different themes…

Japanese Garden

Dubuque Japanese Garden

 English Garden

English Garden in Dubuque

Rose Garden

Dubuque Rose Garden

 

Even waterfalls are here.

Waterfall at Dubuque Garden

Just some of the beautiful flowers here at the garden.

Dubuque Garden Collage

We had a wonderful visit here. Could not see it all this time but perhaps on a return visit we can see the rest.

Dubuque Botanical Garden Stone sign

Olbrich Botanical Gardens – Blooming Butterflies


Mid-July to Mid-August

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Olbrich Botanical Garden Butterfly sign

 

Blooming Butterflies cost

Olbrich Botanical Gardens  has many great events throughout the year. In December I went to their Holiday Express. In mid-summer the conservatory is full of butterflies! They get shipments of butterflies still in their Chrysalis, and they emerge inside Bolz Conservatory.  They are emerging inside this case, then are released when ready.

Butterfly hatching at Olbrich

Hatching butterflies at Olbrich

Here are a couple that just hatched and are drying their wings. Those are Gulf Fritillary. Here are six others I saw, the one on the purple cone flower was outside.

Butterfly Collage at Olbrich

Butterfly Collage 2 at Olbrich

 There were others, but many were not yet out of their crysalis yet. To attract more butterflies to your yard, here is an idea they shared with us.

Attracting Butterflies

The outdoor gardens were just as beautiful in full summer bloom.

Olbrich Outdoor Collage

  What a great time to visit the gardens!

University of Wisconsin Botanical Garden


5-8-13

UW Botanical Garden from University Ave

Al and found this garden quite by accident while taking a bike ride on a warm spring day. I have lived here 29 years and never noticed it since this is what it looks like from the street. It does not have a parking lot,  so you have to find somewhere nearby to park, bus, or bike.   The address is 1085 University Ave.

What a beautiful garden, especially since the redbud trees were blooming by then. They have an Eastern Redbud.

Eastern Redbud Tree

Gazebo at UW Botanical Garden

 

Also a Saucer Magnolia to the right of the Gazebo.

They also have a Newton Apple Tree, a descendant of the tree purported to have dropped an apple on Sir Issac Newton’s head, leading to his discovery of gravity.

 

Newton Apple Tree

Newton Apple Tree plaque

 

Here is an exotic Red Crown Imperial from Turkey.

Red Crown Imperial flowers

 

Day Lilly

Day Lilly

 

There are many more flowers to see, plus some artwork.

The Fruit

What a nice garden, and one that may not be as well-known as some others in Madison.

UW Botanical Garden Website