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Olbrich Special Events

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moreSummer Concert Series

Tuesdays, June 23 - July 28

7 - 8 pm
Enjoy the summer evening with a concert on the Great Lawn.

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.

moreRhapsody in Bloom

Saturday, June 20

5 - 10 pm
Dine and dance under the sunset at Olbrich's premier gala fundraiser, Rhapsody in Bloom.

moreHome Garden Tour

Friday, July 10: 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday, July 11: 9 am - 3 pm

Tour exquisite private gardens created and maintained by talented home gardeners.

moreBlooming Butterflies

July 15 - August 9

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

moreBolz Conservatory Exhibit

To be announced

 

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moreGLEAM: Art in a New Light

Wednesday-Friday

September 2-October 30

7:30 - 10:30 pm (last ticket sold at 10 pm)

This fall, Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, a cutting edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation.

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.

moreFALL bulk Leaf Mulch Sale

September 19 & 26
October 3 & 10

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.

moreCRACkle - FIRE & FROTH

Friday, September 25

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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morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, November 20

7 pm - 11pm

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

moreHoliday Express                                                                                   

December 5-31

10 am - 4 pm daily

Closes 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.

moreHoliday Concert Series                                                                      

Sunday afternoons in December

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

moreChildren of the Rainforest                                                       

Saturday, January 23

Performances at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Come out of the cold and into the tropics at Children of the Rainforest! Watch, listen, and dance along to a lively music and dance performance, then and explore the tropical plants in the Bolz Conservatory.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, January 29

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

moreWinter concert Series                                                                    

Select Sunday afternoons in February and March

2 - 3 pm

Relax and enjoy concert performances at Olbrich’s Winter Concerts or get up and move to the music at Olbrich’s Botanical Boogies!

moreChildren of the Rainforest                                                       

Saturday, February 27

Performances at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Come out of the cold and into the tropics! Watch, listen, and dance along to a lively music and dance performance, then and explore the tropical plants in the Bolz Conservatory.

 

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morePrimula Sale

Saturday, March 5

Sale starts 8 am for Olbrich members
Sale starts 10 am for general public
Sold until supplies last

Take home a rainbow of hardy primula, also know as primroses.

moreSpring FLOWER Show

March 5 - 20

10 am - 4 pm daily
Meander through an array of blooming spring flowers in an elaborate display in the Atrium.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, March 25

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

moreSpring Pansy Sale

Saturday, April 2

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

moreSpring Leaf Mulch Sales

Bagged Mulch start date TBA

Bulk Leaf Mulch sales begin April 7
Now you can purchase the same leaf mulch Olbrich uses on its award-winning Outdoor Gardens.

morePlant Sale with the pros

May 6: 11 am - 5 pm

May 7: 9 am - 3 pm

Speak with area experts and select the best plants for your garden.

moreMother's Day Concert

Sunday, May 8

2 - 3 pm
Reward mom with special day of wandering through the gardens and a live music concert.

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