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March 3, 10 a.m. - online only

At the conclusion of the Orchid Escape exhibit a selection of orchids featured in the Bolz Conservatory will be offered for sale online. Reduced pricing reflects this prior usage.

Onsite sales will not be available.

Orchid pick-up

Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Olbrich member benefit - early bird pick-up starting at 8 a.m. - Join today!

The orchids

Plant profiles and photo examples of each variety are available on the sale site.

  • Oncidium and Intergenenric Oncidiums @ $16 each - SOLD OUT!
  • Phalaenopsis (large) @ $20 each - SOLD OUT!
  • Novelty Phalaenopsis (small) @ $12 each - SOLD OUT!
  • Cattleyas @ $18 each - SOLD OUT!
  • Paphiopedilums @ $20 each - SOLD OUT!
  • Premium Paphiopedilums @ $28 each - SOLD OUT!
  • Cymbidiums @ $39 each - SOLD OUT!


What to expect

  • Pick-up location - Olbrich Gardens' Evjue Commons (straight back, through the lobby)
  • Upon entry into the Evjue Commons, customers will enter a waiting line.
  • Maximum of four customers will be allowed into the pick-up area to select their pre-purchased orchids.
  • Customers select their pre-purchased orchids according to the color coded tags designating the types of orchid.
    • Be sure to locate your receipt prior to arriving at the Gardens. Your receipt displays which color tags you will be selecting your orchids from.
  • Specific colors and varieties are not guaranteed - subject to availability upon arrival.
    • "Go with the flow" is the motto here!
    • The GOAL - raise funds to support the Gardens while offering the opportunity for folks to purchase discounted orchids.
  • Depending on availability you may receive an orchid that is currently not in bloom.
  • Once you have selected your orchids a volunteer will verify your order based on your receipt and the color coded tags. Have your receipt ready on your phone or a printed copy.
  • Please bring your own bags / boxes to protect your orchids from the cold and secure your new plant babies for transport.

THANK YOU for supporting Olbrich Botanical Gardens!

Orchid care

Need more information on how to properly care for your new orchids - check out the American Orchid Society culture sheets.



Contact Missy Jeanne, Special Projects Manager


Orchid Escape Exhibit

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