Madison Olbrich Garden alumni event, July 14, 2010
Alumni and friends from near and far gathered together for a tour of Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Steve’s Ace Home & Garden Manager and Landscape Designer Sara Selchert Carpenter ’10 and Lynsey Christensen ’12, president of Clarke's CLEAN (Clarke leading environmental action now) sustainability group, gave a tour of plants at the gardens and green initiatives at Clarke. Following was an appetizer reception and updates from Clarke President Sr. Joanne Burrows.
Alumni hosts for this event were Aaron Wilbers ’97, wife Elisabeth Norton and Kathy Warren Hoffmann ’88. Clarke staff also in attendance included President Emerita, Sr. Catherine Dunn, Director of Alumni Relations Katie Bahl, and Admissions Counselor Nate Lech.
The Clarke alumni group at the Thai Pagoda
Sara Selchert Carpenter ’10 and Lynsey Christensen ’12 go through the route for the tour one last time.
Sara, Karen Artus ’83 and Rose Kraemer Gorrell ’84 enjoy the afternoon shade in the plant-filled space.
Heidi Wagner ‘99, Carolyn Bell ‘99, Kathy Warren Hoffmann ‘88, Elisa Welch ’00 and Elisabeth Norton catch up.
The tour begins with the Sunken Garden.
Elisabeth, Aaron Wilbers ‘97, Sara, Carolyn and Nate Lech ‘07.
Learning about the water features found at Olbrich.
Kate St. Clair, Brenda Jessen ‘87 and President Sr. Joanne Burrows
Approaching the gardens most renown feature - the Thai Pagoda
Kyle Webber ‘08, Megan Manternach ‘08, Tania Ibarra ‘06, Kayla and Nate
Heidi, Carolyn, Elisa, Elisabeth and Aaron
Kathy, Brenda, Kate
Sr. Catherine, Sr. Joanne Burrows, Lynsey, Sara, Karen and Rose
Sr. Joanne updates the Madison group on developments at Clarke
Tania and Katie