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Spring cleaning at Olbrich Gardens

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Olbrich Garden's Conservatory is closed for its annual spring cleaning.

The garden will be closed for two weeks as workers use a 40 foot lift to prune some of the tallest trees.

Workers will also prune back smaller plants to keep paths clear, and do general maintenance on fans, and heating and cooling systems to make sure it stays the right temperature for the tropical plants.

Sharon Cybart, the garden's Senior Marketing & Communications Coordinator says, "You'd think it would be hard to get tropical plants to bloom in Wisconsin, or grow in Wisconsin but we have the perfect environment here in the conservatory so in some ways its the opposite. If they weren't in here everyday pruning, cutting back things to keep paths open and keep the plants the way they want them, things might just grow over."

While spring cleaning continues, you can explore thousands of flowers at Olbrich's spring garden show this weekend.

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