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.
Pick up a variety of bulbs for fall planting to make your garden a pollinator paradise! One of the most beneficial ways to support pollinators is to provide food sources during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Order your bulbs online (only), then pickup on October 17, from 10 - 4 p.m. in Olbrich's main lobby.
Whether you are planting, digging, or weeding, your body needs to stay strong and mobile to prevent injuries. Join this 4-week series that will prepare your body for gardening season and make you feel your best! This no-impact practice will help your flexibility, range of motion, and improve posture by gently strengthening and stretching all your muscles and joints. This series is suitable for all levels. No class on Thursday, Sept. 28.
GLEAM, an annual outdoor art exhibit, features large scale light installations created by local, regional, and international designers. Take an enchanting stroll through Olbrich's 16-acre garden and tropical Bolz Conservatory after dark and see the Gardens in a whole new light!
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.