Olbrich Home Bolz Conservatory

2016 Home Garden Tour2017 Home Garden Tour

Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15

9 am - 3 pm


Garden Selection Information

The Home Garden Tour is organized by members of Olbrich Gardens’ staff and a volunteer committee, comprised of master gardeners and marketing professionals.

Gardens are previewed and evaluated by a set criteria including: location, size, design, plant diversity, accessibility, dedicated outdoor living space, water features and other sculptural components. The HGT Committee strives to feature a wide variety of gardens, providing examples of different styles and gardening challenges.

Garden preview request submissions are being accept for the 2018 Home Garden Tour. The tour areas in consideration include - Maple Bluff, Tenney-Lapham, Capitol neighborhoods.

Olbrich is always happy to accept garden recommendations. Scouting typically takes place July through September. If you would like your garden to be considered for the Home Garden Tour in future years, please complete the Garden Preview Request Form.

Garden Preview Request Form - download the form to your desktop, type answers directly into the form and rename and safe file using your first and last name (handwritten applications will not be accepted).

Submit completed application to this email address:
obs-hgt-committee@googlegroups.com, attach PDF request form and 5 garden photos -

-         Image of the front of the house

-         2-3 general images of garden areas

-         Container gardens (if applicable)

-         Outdoor living features (if applicable)

-         Any other unique features (if applicable)

Close up photos displaying individual plants discouraged.

Your interest in supporting Olbrich Botanical Gardens through this fundraising program is greatly appreciated!

2016 Garden Sites

2016 Home Garden Tour
2016 Home Garden Tour
2016 Home Garden Tour
2016 Home Garden Tour


Light Gaps Bolz Conservatory Exhibit - March 25-July 16

Cocktails in the Conservatory - March 31

Pansy Sale - April 1

Plant Sale with the Pros - May 12 & 13

Mother's Day Concert - May 14

Gardens Galore Bus Trip - May 19

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