Lobby + Gift Shop
April - September
10 am – 6 pm daily
October - March
10 am – 4 pm daily
10 am – 4 pm daily
10 am – 4 pm, Mon - Fri
10 am - 1 pm, Sat
Whether it's live music, a special exhibit, a plant sale, or one of our many other programs, there's always something to do and see at the Gardens.
You can also find countless learning opportunities here - from classes and workshops for adults, to family programs made especially for little learners.
Many community groups and garden clubs also host their sales, shows, and exhibits at Olbrich throughout the year.
Enjoy large-scale model trains chugging through a festive scene overflowing with hundreds of poinsettias and fresh evergreens. Each year, Olbrich's horticulturists design and carefully construct a unique environment for visitors to explore. All aboard the Holiday Express!
Little Sprouts programs are nature and literature-based early childhood programs designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-5 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.
Join us for this global day of giving! This year, we are raising money to replenish scholarship funds for educational opportunities. Whether it's for field trips, senior group visits, or community group tours, all funds raised will help remove financial barriers for those seeking to learn at the Gardens.
Membership offers free admission to the Bolz Conservatory, free or reduced admission to many events, discounts on classes, borrowing privileges in the Schumacher Library, and a year-round discount in the Gift Shop. Members also get special admission privileges and discounts at 345+ gardens throughout North America.
While providing a source of beauty and respite to our community is core to what we do, so is serving as responsible stewards of the planet and all forms of life that call it home.
Olbrich has worked hard throughout the years to become a leader in sustainable horticulture, which factors in ecosystem impacts and resource conservation when planting and maintaining gardens, instead of focusing solely on design and aesthetic considerations.
By reevaluating long-held beliefs and adopting some best practices, we can learn to work with nature, not against it.