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Group of Friends Relaxing in the ConservatoryThe Canopy Sessions

in the Bolz Conservatory

Suspended due to Covid

Brand New at the Gardens!

Enjoy LIVE music performed from the tropical canopy of the Bolz Conservatory! All proceeds benefit the Gardens.

Start your weekend with live music performed in one of Madison's most unique venues. Enjoy a cocktail, beer, or glass of wine and stroll through the lush tropics while taking in tunes from local and regional artists.


Event Guidelines

$5 admission at the door - Cash Only.

Some things to keep in mind before you arrive:

  • Plan to enjoy the live music while strolling the tropical Conservatory. There is limited bench seating available. No carry-in chairs allowed.
  • A bar station will be available inside the Conservatory. The bar accepts cash and cards.
  • Front doors open at 4:30 p.m. - Conservatory doors open at 5 p.m.
  • First-come, first served - 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.


Friday, April 3, 2020 - POSTPONEd due to coronavirus

5 - 7 p.m.

Panchromatic Steel

Island Music, Jazz, & Hits, played on steeldrums

Panchromatic Steel is a steeldrum band homegrown in Madison, Wisconsin that plays authentic island calypso, jazz, classical and familiar pop/rock. Its music brightens any day, transports listeners to their happiest moments in the sun, and threads the needle by being creative and artful while still being fun, danceable and accessible to virtually everyone.


2020 Presenting Sponsor - Thank yoU!

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Canopy Sessions | Friday, March 6

Spring Flower Show | March 7-22

Spring Flower Show Plant Sale | Monday, March 23

Cocktails in the Conservatory | Friday, March 27

Canopy Sessions | Friday, April 3

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