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Arboretum Special Event: Badger Trolley Tours

May 18, 0014 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free narrated tours aboard the Badger Trolley begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. See what’s in bloom in Longenecker Gardens, view our prairies and woodlands in spring, and learn more about the Arboretum’s history and purpose. Tickets required; Visitor Center opens at 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Walk: Springtime on the Grady Tract

May 18, 0014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
Free naturalist-led hike to look for wildflowers on the former Grady and Henderson land. No facilities at tour site; some sloping terrain.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Night Walk: Sunset Serenade

May 17, 0014 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike to take in the sights and sounds of a late spring evening. The sun will set at 8:16, followed by an hour of twilight time in woods or prairie. Meet on the Visitor Center front steps.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

May 17, 0014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.

UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu



Arboretum Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Azaleas and Rhododendrons

May 14, 0014 7:00 PM - Dusk

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free garden tour led by horticulturist Dr. Deborah McCown, who will discuss the care of azaleas and rhododendrons in the Madison area and show highlights of the Arboretum’s collection. Meet on the front steps of the UW Arboretum Visitor Center. Tour will last until dusk.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Special Event: Badger Trolley Tours

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free narrated tours aboard the Badger Trolley begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. See what’s in bloom in Longenecker Gardens, view our prairies and woodlands in spring color, and learn more about the Arboretum’s history and purpose. Tickets required; Visitor Center opens at 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Family Walk: Spring Is Here

May 11, 0014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike tailored to families with young children. We’ll explore the prairies, woodlands or wetlands near the Visitor Center.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Mother’s Day Walk: Spring Sampler

May 11, 0014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike exploring the Arboretum’s woodlands, wetlands and prairie. Bring Mom to see the wildflowers!

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna

May 10, 0014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meet at the gravel parking lot along Arbor Drive just off Monroe Street, Madison, WI
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.

UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu



Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna

May 3, 0014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meet at the gravel parking lot along Arbor Drive just off Monroe Street, Madison, WI
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Work parties are canceled if it is raining.

UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu



Arboretum Walk: Spring Wildflowers on the Grady Tract

May 4, 0014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
Free naturalist-led hike to look for wildflowers in the oak openings and prairies of the former Grady and Henderson land. No facilities at tour site; some sloping terrain.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Special Event: Badger Trolley Tours

May 4, 0014 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free narrated tours aboard the Badger Trolley begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. See what’s in bloom in Longenecker Gardens, view our prairies and woodlands in spring color, and learn more about the Arboretum’s history and purpose. Tickets required; Visitor Center opens at 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Flowering Crabapples and Lilacs

May 7, 0014 7:00 PM - Dusk

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free garden tour led by Professor Emeritus of horticulture and garden curator Dr. Ed Hasselkus. He will concentrate on flowering crabapples, and present highlights in the Gardens’ large lilac collection. Meet on the front steps of the UW Arboretum Visitor Center. Tour will last until dusk.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Friends of the Arboretum Native Plant Sale

May 10, 0014 9:00 A - 2:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Come to the big tent for all your native-plant gardening needs. For more information: http://uwarboretum.org/foa/native_plant_sale.php

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Early Spring flowering Woody Ornamentals

Apr 30, 0014 7:00 PM - Dusk

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
This tour, led by Professor Emeritus of Horticulture and garden curator Ed Hasselkus, will include the yellow and Little Girl Series magnolias, early lilacs and rhododendrons, and other spring flowering plants. Tour will last until dusk.


UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Earth Partnership for Families: Springtime at Teal Pond

Apr 27, 0014 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free program for families. Come celebrate the end of Earth Week by dipping a net into the pond and learning about the wetland habitat. What animals are stirring about in the pond? Explore with us the awakening of water critters. Ongoing drop-in activities inside the Visitor Center; naturalist-led hike from 1:30-2:30 p.m.


UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Walk: Woodland Wildflowers

Apr 27, 0014 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike. As spring progresses, more flowers emerge. We will look for windflower, troutlily, rue-anemone and Virginia bluebells along the trails of our restored woodlands.


UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Apr 26, 0014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet on the Visitor Center front steps. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.


UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu



Arboretum Native Plant Garden Tour: Early Signs of Spring

Apr 23, 0014 7:00 PM - Dusk

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
As trees and shrubs begin to leaf out, Dutchman’s-breeches, anemones and rue-anemones might be blooming in the woodland gardens. In our prairie gardens, we may find Pasque flower, prairie smoke, and bird’s-foot violet. Tour will last until dusk.


UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Walk: For Love of the Earth

Apr 20, 0014 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike. This week marks Easter, Earth Day, and John Muir's birthday. Where does your inspiration come from? Join the naturalist to search for signs of spring and renewal. Note: Visitor Center building will not be open.


UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Apr 19, 0014 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.

UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu



Spring Sprint for the Arb

Apr 19, 2014 10:00 AM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum. Run or walk for fitness and to support Arboretum programming. For more information or to register, see http://uwarboretum.org/springsprint/.


Friends of the Arboretum
608-263-7760
benjamindreyer@gmail.com