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May

May 4
Container Herb Gardening,
a class taught by Lauri Lee, former president of the Madison Herb Society. Everything you need to know. Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  $35. Info and registration: 608-246-4550 or  www.olbrich.org.

May 17
Lecture by Thomas Mickey.
The author of American’s Romance with the English Garden shares how Americans came to love the English garden, especially the lawn, and how seed and nursery catalogs fed this romance. Books available for purchase and signing. Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. 1 to 2:30 p.m. $15. Info and registration: 608-246-4550 or www.olbrich.org.

May 18
Designing a Culinary Herb Garden,
a workshop to help you transform a random collection of plants into a well-designed garden. Step-by-step guidance. Includes templates, herb planting guide, handouts, and an herbal treat. Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. 1:30 to 4 p.m. $46. Info and registration: 608-246-4550 or www.olbrich.org.

May 20
Ornamental Container Gardens,
a workshop presented by Director of Horticulture Jeff Epping and horticulturist Samara Eisner. Go home with a finished container. All materials supplied. Olbirch Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $82. Info and registration: 608-246-4550 or  www.olbrich.org.

May 24
Annual Herb Fair hosted by the Herb Society of America
— Wisconsin Unit. Thousands of herb plants for sale, free seminars, vendors, tea room.  Boerner Botanical Garden, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fair entry and parking free. Tour of Boerner’s Herb Garden $5. Info: 262-670-0664 or www.herb-society-wisconsin.org.

June

June 21
Summer Solstice Celebration.
Visiting artists, music in the gardens, refreshments. Monches Farm, 5890 Monches Road, Colgate. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Info: 262-966-2787 or www.monchesfarm.com.