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Cocktails in the Conservatory

After a two year hiatus Cocktails in the Conservatory is back, providing respite in Olbrich's tropical oasis during the coldest winter months! Sip botanically inspired cocktails in the Bolz conservatory and enjoy a powerhouse line-up of talented female djs!

All proceeds benefit the Gardens!

Bolz Conservatory



Road construction on Atwood Ave

  • One-way, northbound (heading towards downtown) between Cottage Grove Road and Oakridge Ave
  • Check out this MAP for details
  • Highly recommend ride sharing - taking an Uber/Lyft - biking - walking


  • Olbrich Gardens' parking lot has 210 spots
  • Highly recommend checking out our alternative parking map before you arrive in case Olbrich's lot is full
  • Arriving after 7:30-8 p.m.??? Avoid frustration by anticipating parking elsewhere and taking a short walk to the Gardens

Admission + Capacity

  • Admission is $10 (cash only) at the door (ATM onsite) -bars take credit cards
  • Highly recommend checking Olbrich's Facebook page for hourly updates on current capacities before you arrive and park
  • This event often hits capacity between 7:30-8 p.m.
  • Guests begin to cycle out around 8:30-9 p.m. and additional guests may be admitted

Olbrich Gardens' staff is evaluating the potential of selling pre-sale tickets for the November 17, 2023 Cocktails event, with an opportunity for walk-ins later in the evening.


DJ Femme NoirFriday, March 24

7-11 PM

DJ Femme Noir

DJ Femme Noir is a premiere Open Format DJ from the Midwest, currently residing in Wisconsin.

Her sets are intertwined with an eclectic array of music styles from various genres of mainstream and underground music. From popular classics to current singles that dominate the charts, she will have you dancing the whole night away!





Event Guidelines

$10 admission at the door (cash only)

Must be 21 years old to attend.

Here are some things to keep in mind before you arrive -

  • Cocktail AttendeesFront doors open at 6:30 p.m. - Conservatory doors open at 7 p.m.
  • First-come-first-serve - the maximum number of visitors allowed in the Conservatory will be continuously admitted as visitors cycle out
  • Arrive with your whole party - line jumping is not permitted
  • When entering the building you'll be notified if you will be immediately admitted into the Conservatory or directed into the waiting line
  • On average people enjoy the Conservatory for 1.5-2 hrs - some leave earlier and some stay longer, we cannot guarantee a specific wait time
  • Bar stations will be available inside the Conservatory and the Commons (a large reception area off of the lobby that will house the waiting line if necessary)
    • Our bar service has been streamlined to decrease waiting lines
  • We will post updates on Facebook on the hour as the event capacity fluctuates to keep you in the loop
  • Capacity in the Conservatory at any given time does not equal the overall attendance that can be accommodated at the event over four hours, therefore, pre-sale tickets will not be offered
  • $5 admission (cash only) from 10-11 p.m. (bar stations close at 10:30 p.m.)



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