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
Admission is inclusive of all indoor attractions, including the Holiday Express Train Show and tropical Bolz Conservatory. No advance tickets necessary.
The outdoor gardens are free for all guests to enjoy and feature winter interest container arrangements.
During the show, members of the Wisconsin Garden Railway Society come from all over the state to show off their large-scale model trains. Depending on the day, you might see a bullet train, steam train, Santa train, circus train, or freight train.
Be the first to see the Holiday Express during this exclusive member preview. Enjoy light refreshments in the Learning Center and live entertainment in the tropical Bolz Conservatory.
Additionally, all members receive 20% off in the gift shop all day long!
Not a member? Consider joining today!
While visiting Holiday Express, don't forget your holiday shopping! Existing members receive $20 off any level gift membership for a new member. Not a member? Purchase a full priced membership and receive $20 off any level gift membership! This offer is available from November 13 - December 31 in Olbrich's lobby. Purchase by December 8 for delivery by December 25. Offer not available online. Gift membership deal only valid for new members, not renewals.
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.
Marvel at eye-popping color around every turn and bathe your senses in botanical bliss. Orchid Escape features over 1,000 blooming orchids artfully displayed for your enjoyment, including new orchids special ordered from vendors as well as specimens from our own permanent collections.
Start your weekend with a live concert performed in one of Madison’s most unique venues: the Bolz Conservatory! Explore the tropics, enjoy the warmth, and be entertained by some of the area's most talented musicians.