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Holiday in the Tropics

November 20 - December 28, 2020

Daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Unfortunately this year the trains won’t be leaving the station – Olbrich’s Holiday Express Train Show will resume next year when it’s safe to travel again! This holiday season we’re taking a vacation to the tropics and spreading some holiday cheer in the Bolz Conservatory.

Picture a scenery of lush tropical greenery interspersed with bright bromeliad blooms to get rid of your glooms! Enjoy a balmy breeze and light splashed palms trees. Drop a coin and a wish to the red and white koi fish. Move at a sloth’s pace and just enjoy the warm space. Like a snow globe but with sand – it’s guaranteed to be grand.  So look high and look low, because wherever you wander you’ll find things to ponder.

Holiday Decor

Escape for a day and take the chill away with a Holiday in the Tropics!

Regular conservatory admission applies – $6 per person, Olbrich members and ages 5 & under are free.



Winter activities at the gardens

Winter Container

SUPPORT LOCAL - Check out Olbrich's Growing Gifts Shop - ONLINE STORE - for locally produced goods - great gift ideas! Gift Shop proceeds directly support the Gardens.

Stroll the outdoor gardens and enjoy winter container gardens, thoughtfully designed by Olbrich's horticulture staff!



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