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Orchid Escape

January 29 - February 28, 2022

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Escape to the tropics and take in bountiful, beautiful orchids displayed throughout the Bolz Conservatory! Orchid Escape features roughly 1,000 orchids artfully displayed.

Orchids have played a central role at the gardens since the opening of the Bolz Conservatory in 1991, and the permanent collections have grown significantly over the past few decades. To reflect this, the Conservatory team set out to create new programming that would highlight the beauty and variety of this unique plant family. The show will incorporate both new orchids special ordered from vendors as well as specimens from the permanent collections. 


$6 - General Admission

FREE - Ages 5 & under

FREE - Olbrich members (adult/child)



Sales begin online March 3, 10 a.m.

At the conclusion of Orchid Escape 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 to ensure proper social distancing.

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 to today!

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.

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

THANK YOU for supporting Olbrich Botanical Gardens!


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