Olbrich Home Bolz Conservatory 30th Anniversary Campaign


Model train set against a backdrop of fresh evergreensHoliday Express

Flower & Model Train Show

December 3 - 31, 2022

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

Closes at 2 p.m. December 24

Closed all day December 25

The poinsettias are blooming and the trains are back on track. All aboard the Holiday Express!

Enjoy large-scale model trains chugging through a festive scene overflowing with hundreds of poinsettias and fresh evergreens. Each year, Olbrich’s creative horticulturists design and carefully construct a unique environment for visitors to explore.

During the show, members of the Wisconsin Garden Railway Society come from all over the state to show off their large-scale model trains. Depending on the day, you might see a bullet train, steam train, Santa train, circus train, or freight train.


Olbrich members still receive free admission, but must reserve free tickets in advance to help manage capacities.

$6 - General Public

$3 - Children 6 & up

FREE - Children 5 & under

FREE - Olbrich Members (adult & child)

Price includes admission to the tropical Bolz Conservatory

Winter ContainerMember Preview

Friday, December 2, 2022

3 - 6 p.m.

Be the first to see the Holiday Express during this exclusive member preview.

Enjoy light refreshments and a live performance by Yid Vicious before or after you wander the festive model train show!

Tickets not required for the Member Preview.

Not a member? Click here for more info on joining!



Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719