Lobby + Gift Shop
April - September
10 am – 6 pm daily
October - March
10 am – 4 pm daily
10 am – 4 pm daily
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.
Spring marks the beginning of a new cycle of seasons and would not be the same without Olbrich Gardens' annual Perennial Plant Sale! Curated plug trays are currently on sale, while individually potted perennials will go on sale April 16 at 10 a.m.
In this workshop, we'll use alcohol inks and acrylic paint to create two 9x12 floral bouquet paintings, both matted to 11x14. Learn techniques that transform abstract backgrounds and use negative-space painting to create beautiful works of art.
Join us for our 5-part virtual lecture series, The Sense-Abilities in Gardening, to learn from talented professionals in the gardening community about the many ways sound, touch, taste, smell, and sight inspire their work. Register in advance for all five webinars and receive a $10 discount!
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.