Spring Flower Show
Featuring Banquets of Blooms
March 11-26, 2017
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 private 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.
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 Olbrich 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!
Primula Sale - March 11
Spring Flower Show - March 11-26
Cocktails in the Conservatory - March 31
Pansy Sale - April 1