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Calendar of Programs, Exhibits, & Events at Olbrich

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Olbrich's Annual Theme                     more

Annual programmatic theme - Native Plants. Natural Wonders.

Holiday Season 2022

moreCanopy sessions

November 4

Start your weekend with a live concert in the Bolz Conservatory, one of Madison's most unique venues.

 

moreCOCKTAILS IN THE CONSERVATORY

November 18

Stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs!


moreMEMBER PREVIEW: HOLIDAY EXPRESS

December 2

Members can get in the festive mood with an exclusive first look at the Holiday Express!

 

moreHOLIDAY EXPRESs

December 3-31

Model trains wind through a whimsical landscape of wonder.

 

moreHoliday Concert series

Sundays, December 4-18

Get in the holiday spirit with live performances by local musicians!

 

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morecocktails in the conservatory

January 20

Stroll through Olbrich's Conservatory, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs!

moreRainforest Rhythms                                                     

Returning in 2024

moreOrchid Escape exhibit                             

January 28 - February 28

Escape to the tropics and take in bountiful, beautiful orchids displayed throughout the Bolz Conservatory!

                           

morethe canopy sessions

February 3

Start your weekend with a live concert in the Bolz Conservatory, one of Madison's most unique venues.

Olbrich's Annual open house & Felion studios iron pour                        more

Saturday, February 18

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Enjoy an introduction to the Gardens' 2023 programmatic with hands-on workshops, live performances and a community iron pour!

 

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moreOrchid sale

Thursday, March 2

Starting at 10 a.m. - online only

At the conclusion of Olbrich's Orchid Escape a selection of orchids featured in the Bolz Conservatory exhibit will be offered for sale online (only).

 

morethe canopy sessions

Friday, March 3

Start your weekend with a live concert in the Bolz Conservatory, one of Madison's most unique venues.

 

moreMember Preview: spring flower show

Saturday, March 4

8 - 10 a.m.
Olbrich members get a sneak peek of the annual spring flower show!

morespring flower show

March 4-26

Meander through an array of blooming spring flowers in an elaborate display in the Atrium.

morecocktails in the conservatory                  

Friday, March 24

7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs.

 

morespring show - Flower sale

March 27

Select annual featured in the show will be available for purchase.

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the canopy sessions in the bolz conservatory

Friday, April 7

Start your weekend with a live concert performed in one of Madison's most unique venues.

morePlant Sale with the pros - online only

Sales begin February 1

The plant sale offers tried and true perennials, bare root fruit trees, pre-order curated plug trays and veggie bundles!

moreBadger Bonsai Society Annual Exhibit

presented by the Badger Bonsai Society

Dates: To be determined

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days
Bonsai styling demonstrations at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. both days, each with a chance to win a one-year membership to the Badger Bonsai Society. Free admission to bonsai exhibit and demonstrations.

The Badger Bonsai Society will host their annual exhibit featuring trees from the private collections of club members. Explore the art of bonsai with this unique opportunity to view some amazing miniature trees and talk with the bonsai artists who grew and cultivated them. A wide variety, including conifer, deciduous, flowering, and tropical trees will be on display. Whether you are curious about bonsai and want to learn more or just have an appreciation for these living works of art, the exhibit is sure to have something for you. To learn more, visit Badger Bonsai Society on Facebook.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719