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Home Garden Tour 2014Home Garden Tour

Featuring Living History in University Heights

July 11, 2014

July 12, 2014

10 am - 4 pm
9 am - 3 pm

Olbrich's 2014 Home Garden Tour visits University Heights, one of Madison's first suburbs. For its diverse collection of architecturally important homes, the district has been named to the National Historic Register.

You are invited to visit seven exceptional gardens. Homes include some of the oldest in the district, as well as modern construction that echoes vintage architectural details. Plantings range from ancient Camp Randall oaks to the newest perennial cultivars. Garden structures include an authentic Japanese teahouse. Talk with homeowners, landscape designers, Master Gardeners, and other Olbrich volunteers, and learn some of the techniques employed by the artists and gardeners who pay homage to this historic community.

The total distance between garden sites is 1.5 miles making the tour very walkable!! Enjoy a variety of delicious lunch options at The Froth House, a neighborhood coffeehouse, featuring a lush outdoor patio for dining!


Ticket information

Olbrich Members
General Public

Tickets will be available beginning June 2, 2014. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop.*

*It is not necessary to purchase tickets in advance of the tour dates. Tickets will also be available the days of the tour at a designated garden site. Please check back for more information in early 2014.

Garden site addresses are listed on the tour tickets, which can be purchased at Olbrich Gardens prior to the tour and on the tour dates. The garden site addresses are only published on the tour tickets to protect the homeowners' privacy.



Avant Gardening & Landscaping

Chalet, Ski & Patio

Estate "The Tree Care Specialist"

Flower Factory

Jung Garden Center

Klein's Floral & Greenhouse

Madison Area Master Gardeners Association

Yakshi Design


Media Sponsor

Isthmus - thedailypage.com



Spring Pansy Sale

Leaf Mulch Sales

Plant Sale with the Pros

Mother's Day Concert

Rhapsody in Bloom

Summer Concerts in the Gardens


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