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Olbrich Special Events

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moreguided garden strolls

Sundays, June - September

1:30 & 3 pm
Get an insider's view of Olbrich's outdoor gardens during a free guided garden stroll. All ages are welcome for this casual overview of the Gardens.

moreFALL bulk Leaf Mulch Sale

September 20 & 27
October 4 & 11

9 am-1 pm
Help your plants survive the winter with Olbrich's Leaf Mulch. Improve soil structure and maintain consistent soil temperatures during the winter to give your plants a head start this spring.

moreThai Fest

September 21
11 am-4 pm
Celebrate Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Garden at Thai Fest, a celebration of Thai culture.

moreCRACkle - FIRE & FROTH

Friday, September 26

7 - 10 pm

Watch the flames from bonfires dance on the Great Lawn, groove to the live music, and savor a variety of tasty food and Wisconsin brews.

 

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Bolz Conservatory Exhibit

November 1, 2014 through March 1, 2015

Innovations Inspired by Rainforests

Have you ever wondered what inspires people to develop cool gadgets, life saving technologies, and solutions to complex human challenges? Rainforests are a treasure-trove of brilliant design and many of our best inventions are based on nature. Explore some of the ways rainforests have inspired many objects and processes that have improved our daily lives.

cocktails in the conservatory

November 21

7 pm-11pm

Stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs!

Holiday Express

December 6-31

10 am-4 pm daily

(Closed at 2pm on December 24, closed all day on December 25)
Large-scale model trains wind through an enchanted land of colorful poinsettias and holiday trees.

Holiday Concert Series

Sunday afternoons in December

2 -3 pm
A variety of music is highlighted including festive holiday music.

cocktails in the conservatory

January 30

7 pm-11 pm
Stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs!

Winter concert Series

Sunday afternoons in February and March

2-3 pm
A variety of music is highlighted such as Latin jazz, New Orleans style piano, Yiddish folk music and much more.

Indulgence! Wine & Chocolate Tasting

February 21

5:30 - 8:30 pm
Experience the warmth of the lush, tropical Bolz Conservatory filled with stunning tropical plants and the smell of exotic flowers. Add wine, chocolate, candlelight, and music to enjoy an elegant evening indulging all of your senses.

 

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Spring FLOWER Show

March 7 - 22

10 am - 4 pm daily
Spring comes early at Olbrich each year as the horticulture staff transforms the Atrium into a blooming spring oasis.

Primula Sale

March 7

9 am - 1 pm while supplies last
Take home a rainbow of hardy primula (also know as primroses)!

cocktails in the conservatory

March 27

7 pm-11 pm
Stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs!

Spring Pansy Sale

April 4

10 am-4 pm
Celebrate spring with a cheery pansy, panola, or viola grown in Olbrich's own greenhouses.

Leaf Mulch Sale

Bagged & Bulk Mulch Available Starting April 9!
Olbrich Leaf Mulch is made from leaves collected by the City of Madison that are delivered to Olbrich where they're composted outside during the winter.

Plant Sale with the pros

May 8, 11 am - 6 pm

May 9, 9 am - 4 pm

Olbrich's Plant Sale with the Pros brings together area experts ready to give advice on many different gardening topics. Pick their brains and get help selecting the best plants for your garden.

Mother's Day Concert

May 10

2 - 3 pm
Wander through flower gardens blooming with spring and enjoy a Mother's Day concert at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

 

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Summer Concert Series

Tuesdays, June 23 - July 28

7 - 8 pm
Enjoy the summer evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens.

guided garden strolls

Sundays, June - September

1:30 & 3 pm
Get an insider's view of Olbrich's outdoor gardens during a free guided garden stroll. All ages are welcome for this casual overview of the Gardens.

Rhapsody in Bloom

Saturday, June 20

5-10 pm
Dine in gorgeous summer gardens at Olbrich Botanical Gardens' Rhapsody in Bloom Benefit Gala.

Home Garden Tour

Friday, July 10      &     Saturday, July 11

10 am-4 pm                        9 am-3 pm

Olbrich extends a special invitation to tour private gardens created and maintained by talented home gardeners.

Blooming Butterflies

July 15 - August 9

10 am-4 pm daily
Experience the magnificence of free-flying butterflies while strolling through the tropical Bolz Conservatory.

Bolz Conservatory Exhibit

To be announced

 

 

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