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.
“Move like a great river; be still like a mountain” instructs the age-old description of the meditative exercise and movement art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. This class offers standing movements and seated practices rooted within the Chinese tradition of Tai Chi and Chi Kung for the enrichment of body, mind and spirit. All physical abilities welcome, including those in need of chair-based practice.
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.