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Spring Flower ShowSpring Flower Show

March 10-25, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Springtime is blooming at Olbrich as the Atrium is transformed into an oasis of colorful, fragrant flowers. The horticulture staff cooked up something special to give visitors a delicious taste of spring! From a modern interpretation to a woodsy world of folklore, visitors will marvel at the many dinner party affairs.

What's on the menu? Creatively constructed representations of culinary delights using an array of dried plant materials. Furniture, antique kitchen cabinetry, cookbooks, and "plant-able" ware were sourced through collaborations with local businesses and Spring Showprivate collectors to create each dining vignette. Featured in the center as the heart of the show: a kitchen display, where the magic of every dining experience begins!

Many of the spring annuals featured in the show are grown in Olbrich's production greenhouse. Beneficial bugs - like the Amblyseius cucumeris, predator mite - are used in place of pesticides for the prevention, control, and management of various thrips species.


Show Admission


Member preview party

Saturday, March 11

8 - 10 a.m.

Olbrich members get a sneak peek of the Spring Flower Show and enjoy light refreshments and music in the Commons! Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory will open at 9 a.m. for an exclusive early viewing. Members receive 20% in Olbrich's Growing Gifts Shop all day from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visit our Member Benefits page to learn how to become an Tulips and BarrelOlbrich Botanical Society member!


Spring Flower Show Plant Sale

Monday, March 27

12 p.m. - while supplies last

Select flowers from the show will be available for purchase! Varieties may include tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, cyclamen, daisies, azaleas and more. Shop early as supplies go fast!







Holiday Express Flower & Model Train Show | December 2 - 31

Holiday Concert Series | December 3, 10, 17

Children of the Rainforest | January 20

Cocktails in the Conservatory | January 26

Bolz Conservatory Exhibit - Maria Sibylla Merian: The Suriname Expedition 1699-1701 | November 4 - March 4

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