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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!




Orchid Escape | February 1-28

Pour'n Yer Heart Out - Virtual Aluminum Pour | February 20

Virtual Lecture Series | Thursday, February 25

Canopy Sessions - LIVE STREAM | Friday, March 5

Rainforest Rhythms - Virtual Vacations | February & March

Canopy Sessions - LIVE STREAM | Friday, April 2

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