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A BIG Thank You to everyone who participated in our 2015 Home Garden Tour: Featuring Gardens with Style & Sustainability in Middleton Hills & More!

Save the date for Home Garden Tour 2016:

July 8, 2016

July 9, 2016

10 am - 4 pm
9 am - 3 pm


Home Garden Tour 2015

Olbrich's 2015 Home Garden Tour presents eight exceptional gardens that demonstrate the ethic of sustainability through a diversity of styles.

planterIncluded is the neighborhood of Middleton Hills--a model of new urbanism--where smaller, intimate lots are built around generous shared greenspaces. On the other end of the spectrum, large suburban lots and historic farm property showcase fruit orchards, organic vegetable gardens, backyard chickens, and beekeeping. Native plants and prairies, composting and permaculture techniques, and cleverly recycled materials are also featured.

Talk with homeowners, landscape designers, Master Gardener Volunteers, and Olbrich volunteers, and learn some of the techniques employed by these gardeners who create functional and beautiful spaces that are harmonious with nature.

Ticket information

Olbrich Members
General Public

Tickets will be available at Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop starting June 1

On the tour days, tickets will be available for purchase at the Tour Center: Bock Community Garden starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

*Garden site addresses are listed on the tour tickets, which can be purchased at Olbrich Gardens prior to the tour and at the Tour Center on the tour dates. The garden site addresses are only published on the tour tickets to protect the homeowners' privacy.

Tour Center

Bock Community Garden

This unique all-organic community garden includes individual plots, food pantry plots, a children's garden, native plant beds and a berry patch and fruit orchard.  As part of Bock Community Forest in Pheasant Branch Conservancy, gardeners tend a native plant and tree nursery and participate in ongoing restoration work in adjacent prairie and oak savanna.

Bock Community Gardens Map

Bock Community Garden does not have a number address.

Head north on Highland Way from Century Ave (Hwy M) - Highland Way is located between Allen Blvd and Valley Ridge Rd - look for yellow tour signage

Bike/walk Accessible

Middleton Multi-Purpose Trail

Garden sites located in the Middleton Hills and Orchid Heights Neighborhoods can be accessed by the North/East, South/East and West portions of the Pleasant Branch Conservancy trail, the Bock Forest Trail, and the Middleton Hills trail.

Middleton Multi-purpose Trail - Map (PDF)

Sneak Preview of 2015 Garden Sites




Avant Gardening & Landscaping, Inc.

Backyard Havens

Chalet, Ski & Patio

Estate "The Tree Care Specialist"

The Flower Factory

Jung Garden Center

Klein's Floral & Greenhouse

Madison Area Master Gardeners Association

The Vinery Stained Glass Studio


Media Sponsors



Wisconsin State Journal




Children of the Rainforest featuring Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association - January 23

Cocktails in the Conservatory featuring DJ Surf 'n' Turf- January 29

Winter Concert Series - Sundays in February and March

Children of the Rainforest featuring DanzTrad - February 27




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