Sat, Mar 4, 2023 – Wed, Jun 7, 2023 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Flower Show

Breathe in the fresh smells of spring at Olbrich's annual Spring Flower Show featuring The Wonder of Seeds. Olbrichs Atrium is transformed into a flowering paradise celebrating everything seeds!

Everyone/All Ages
At Olbrich

$8 - Adults (Ages 13 & up) | $5 - Child (ages 6-12) | Free - 5 & under | Free - Olbrich Members

Admission paid at the door

Spring Show Admission includes entry into the Bolz Conservatory March 4 - 5 and March 18 - 26. The Bolz Conservatory is CLOSED for maintenance March 6 - 17.

No advanced tickets required. Atrium capacity limited to 40-50 visitors at any given time.

All proceeds directly support the mission and daily operations of the Gardens!

2023 Show Sponsor

Marlette Larsen

"A seed is sleepy. It lies there, tucked inside its flower, on its cone, or beneath the soil. Snug. Still."

—from A Seed is Sleepy, by Diana Hutts Aston

Every seed has a story. Take an educational journey into the history, culture and significance behind different seeds. Seeds have their own intricate beauty that rivals and sometimes even surpasses the beauty of their flowers. From tiny poppy seeds to giant coconut seeds, spikey poisonous castor beans to pods of fluffy milkweed, a remarkable variety will be highlighted in all their beauty and wonder.

Not only are they impressive in shape, size, color and texture, you will learn about different dispersal mechanisms. From wind and water to wildlife, even dehiscence (explosive dispersal!) It’s safe to say you will never look at a seed the same way again.

One-of-a-kind items are sourced through collaborations with local businesses and artists to construct truly unique and authentic displays. Very special thanks to our members, volunteers and community who donate items and purchase products we need from our registry.

Spring Show Flower Sale

Monday, March 27 | Noon - 4 p.m.

Select plants from Olbrich's Spring Flower Show will be available for purchase in the Evjue Commons. Until the show concludes we will not know which plant types and quantities will be available for sale.

Please bring your own bags / boxes to transport your plants.

Olbrich’s production greenhouse staff grow many spring annuals displayed in the show. They use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system that involves beneficial insects, such as Amblyseius cucumeris, a predatory mite. Staff sprinkle the mite-sawdust mixture on the foliage of the plants and the mites feed on immature thrips. These beneficial insects, coupled with preventive cultural practices and close monitoring, allow us to keep our homegrown Spring Show flowers synthetic pesticide-free!