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Spring Flower Show

March 5-27

Daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

As spring approaches, most people are ready to get away from the long winter. Come see what Olbrich Gardens is coloring up for our Spring Flower Show, ROY G. BIV’s Rainbow Rooms!

It’s mulitcolored mahem! A prismatic party! Creative colorful chaos!

Explore the bright home of Roy G. Biv during Olbrich’s Spring Flower Show! Monochromatic floral displays represent traditional rooms that you would find in a house, however they have all been painted and arranged to match Roy G. Biv himself – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet – and his extravagant style!

One-of-a-kind scenes are created by the Horticulture Team utilizing collaborations with local businesses and private collectors 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 Amazon Wish List registry.

After months of preparations and many hours of planning, we are pleased to offer Olbrich’s Spring Flower Show once again. With 300,000+ annual visitors, these fundraisers are vital in keeping the Gardens free and accessible to all.

Need some vibrancy back in your life?! Put on your primary colors and splash into the painter’s palette of spring!

2022 Spring Flower Show - Plant Guide

Rainbow Collage


$6 - Adults (Ages 13 & up)

$3 - Child (Ages 6-12)

FREE - 5 & under

FREE - Olbrich Members

Spring Show Admission include admittance into the Bolz Conservatory March 5 & 6, March 19-27.

The Bolz Conservatory is CLOSED for maintenance March 7-18.

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

Proceeds from admission sale directly benefit the mission and daily operations of the Gardens!


Spring Show Flower Sale

Monday, March 28

12-4 p.m.

Spring Flower Show Plant SaleSelect 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.

2022 Spring Flower Show - Plant Guide

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!


THANK YOU for supporting Olbrich Botanical Gardens!


Saturday, March 5

8-10 a.m.

Be the first to see the Spring Flower Show during the Member Preview on Saturday, March 5!

Elizabeth Marshall MusicianBefore or after strolling the Spring Flower Show, enjoywarm cup of coffee generously provided by Just Coffee and Greenbush donuts in the Frautschi Family Learning Center.

Elizabeth Marshall will perform in the Bolz Conservatory filling Olbrich's tropical paradise with melodic sounds.

Dr. Elizabeth Marshall is second flutist of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Madison Symphony. Liz can be heard on recordings by Sound-Space Audio Lab, Equlibrium, Centaur Records, and Albany Records. Currently a Music Professor at Madison College and Edgewood College, “Dr. Liz” holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Michigan, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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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