Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

Spring Flower Show

Under the Sea

Spring Flower ShowMarch 10-25, 2018

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

Under the sea

Under the sea

Darling it's better

Down where it's wetter

Take it from me

Up on the shore they work all day

Out in the sun they slave away

While we devotin'

Full time to floatin'

Under the sea


Splish! Splash! Dive in to Olbrich’s Spring Flower Show - Under the Sea! Descend below the waves (without ever getting wet!) for a fantastical underwater adventure overflowing with vibrant plants and fragrant flowers. On your journey, you will encounter an ocean full of colorful fish, sea turtles, jellyfish, a mermaid, and more!

Your captains, the Olbrich Horticulture Team, will guide you to the deepest depths of the ocean floor to spot rare bottom-dwelling sea creatures, glowing with bioluminescent light. As you look through the porthole of your submarine, you may catch a glimpse of a spooky shipwreck and even some sunken treasure!

Plunge in and take a swim with us! As the boisterous crab Sebastian sings, “We got no troubles - Life is the bubbles! Under the Sea!”


Show Admission

Win a $300 Shopping Spree!

Win this raffle and you'll get to shop the Plant Sale with the Pros with the expert eye of Olbrich's Horticulture Director to guide you! Jeff Epping will spend an hour assisting the lucky raffle winner in selecting $300 worth of free plant material during the Early Bird Shopping on Friday, May 11 from 9 - 11 a.m.

(1)  ticket  for  $2  /  (3)  for  $5  /  (7)  for  $10

Purchase at Spring Show Cashier Station from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Drawing on May 1 at Noon


All proceeds directly benefit the mission and daily operations

of the Gardens!

Member preview

Spring Show close upSaturday, March 10

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 Olbrich Botanical Society member!




Spring Flower Show Plant Sale

Tulips and BarrelMonday, March 26

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!







GLEAM: Art in a New Light | August 29 - October 27

Member Movie Night | September 7

CRACKLE | September 28 & October 5

Guided Garden Strolls | Sundays, May 6 - Oct. 14

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