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Resilient Landscapes Symposium!

Monday, November 19, 2018
by Allen Centennial Garden Staff

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Winter Classes Schedule 2019

Friday, October 19, 2018
by Allen Centennial Garden Staff

Growing Food Indoors: A Conversation About Plant Lighting and Hydroponic Gardening

January 12, 2019; 9:00am-11:00am

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New Signature Offering: Plant Adoption Day

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
by Ben Futa | Executive Director

Now, more than ever, there is a need to address plant blindness. In 1998, American botanists James Wandersee and Elisabeth Schussler defined Plant Blindnessas, “the inability to recognize or notice the plants in one’s environment, leading to the failure to appreciate the importance of plantsin the biosphere and in human affairs.”

The number one cause of plant blindness is a lack of meaningful experiences with plants.

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Cleaning up the Japanese Garden

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
by Will Olson | Horticulture Intern

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Plant Walk: August 22, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
by Peter Hauser | Horticultural Intern

Alyssum

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Check out the Czech Crevice Garden

Friday, August 17, 2018
by Ryan Drake | Rock Garden Intern

“Look at this space. I love the rock formation!” exclaimed a visitor to Allen Centennial Garden Staff.

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Plant Walk: August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
by Will Olson | Horticulture Intern

 Katsura Tree

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Plant Walk: August 8, 2018

Thursday, August 09, 2018
by Julia Radomski | Horticulture Intern

Elegant Feather

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Pete's Recipes

Wednesday, August 08, 2018
by Peter Hauser | Horticultural Intern

Check out Pete's recipes featuring plants from our Edible Garden!

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What's Lurking in Your Garden?

Monday, August 06, 2018
by Kolin Goldschmidt | Education and Photography Intern

As anyone who’s been to the Garden already knows, there’s much more than just plants residing within our fences. We like to think of the garden as a living art installation, and the insects that call this canvas home are merely actors on the stage. Whether you have an always-ready smartphone or a DSLR with a gaggle of lenses, keep reading for a few tips to make your pictures of our critters pop!

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Plant Walk: August 1, 2018

Wednesday, August 01, 2018
by Will Olson | Horticulture Student Director

Artichoke

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The Idea Behind the Idea Garden

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
by Julia Radomski | Horticulture Intern

I am so excited to announce that the Idea Garden is in its final stages of installation! If you’ve been by the Garden recently, you’ve probably seen many new changes from last year, including the new Idea Garden found in between the infamous Larch and Great Lawn.

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Plant Walk: July 25, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
by Peter Hauser | Horticulture Intern

Plummed Cockcomb

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Plant Walk: July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
by Allen Centennial Garden Staff

Every week, some of the student interns take us on a plant walk throughout the Garden and tell us a little bit about some of the plants blooming in the Garden that week. We post the plant walks on our Instagram every Wednesday. Follow us on Instagram at @allencentennialgarden for pretty pictures and fun facts of plants each week!

Here is a list of this week's plants and some facts to expand your knowledge, enjoy!

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Tomatoes Galore!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
by Josh Steger | Head Gardener

The tomatoes are here, and they are ripening fast!  If you're anything like us at the Garden, before you know it you’ll have pounds of tomatoes on hand and won’t be sure what to do with them all.  I’ll never say no to a tomato sandwich during the summer or fresh salsa, but sometimes you need some new ideas on how to use up your bounty.  Here are a few of my favorite summer tomato recipes.  With recipes like this, you won’t want to share any extra tomatoes with your neighbors.  Enjoy!

 

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The Bees are Happy Despite a Late Start to the Season

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
by Will Olson | Horticulture Student Director

With the strange Spring weather, most beekeepers got a late start to installing their new hives. Here at Allen Centennial Garden, we installed our hives on the first of May, which is four weeks later than last year. Unfortunately, we lost both of our hives during last winter’s fluctuating climate and we had to install two new hives for this year.

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The 'New' New American Garden

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
by Ben Futa | Executive Director

1,038 plants, 396 volunteer hours, 10 yards of mulch, 6 weeks, 3 truckloads of compost removed: all for one signature garden. 

Public gardens are what we call a “living museum” because like a traditional museum, we collect “things” – objects that allow us to tell stories. In the case of a garden, plants are our objects. What we collect and how we arrange plants are meant to not only be beautiful and compelling, but to inspire and engage our visitors in new conversations around a narrative of plants.

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Millennia in the Making

Monday, May 21, 2018
by Benjamin Futa | Executive Director

As a public garden, we’re always challenging ourselves to create and present inspiring, compelling and beautiful horticultural displays. In tandem with this, we also want to tell a story because ultimately, as a living museum, our plants and garden spaces are conduits to discover deeper meaning and uncover an often hidden history behind plants and why we grow them. While gardens are constantly changing, the origins of how we garden and the design ideals we use, are taken for granted today, but have deep roots in our history. This is the story of how a garden in Italy inspired a garden in California, that in turn inspired our garden here in Madison.

We begin our story in 79 AD with the eruption of the volcano, Vesuvius. While Pompeii gets most of the attention, it also buried the town of Herculaneum, and with it, the Villa dei Papiri.

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Lunchtime Wellness Series

Friday, May 18, 2018
by Elin Meliska | Director of Programs and Community Engagement

Allen Centennial Garden is committed to reconnecting Madison residents and the UW community with nature. This summer experience a holistic wellness program that seeks to improve mental health through lunchtime offerings at the Garden. Bring your lunch and enjoy different themes that will change weekly and include topics such as yoga, mindfulness and meditation, healthy eating and art--all with a horticultural twist. All sessions are on Thursdays from 11:30am-1:30pm.

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Pollinator Experts at UW

Monday, February 19, 2018
by Allen Centennial Garden Staff

 

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