Home Garden Tour
Featuring Living History in University Heights
July 11, 2014
July 12, 2014
10 am - 4 pm
9 am - 3 pm
Olbrich's 2014 Home Garden Tour visits University Heights, one of Madison's first suburbs. For its diverse collection of architecturally important homes, the district has been named to the National Historic Register.
You are invited to visit seven exceptional gardens. Homes include some of the oldest in the district, as well as modern construction that echoes vintage architectural details. Plantings range from ancient Camp Randall oaks to the newest perennial cultivars. Garden structures include an authentic Japanese teahouse. Talk with homeowners, landscape designers, Master Gardeners, and other Olbrich volunteers, and learn some of the techniques employed by the artists and gardeners who pay homage to this historic community.
The total distance between garden sites is 1.5 miles making the tour very walkable!! Enjoy a variety of delicious lunch options at The Froth House, a neighborhood coffeehouse, featuring a lush outdoor patio for dining!
Tickets will be available beginning June 2, 2014. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Olbrich's Growing Gifts shop.*
*It is not necessary to purchase tickets in advance of the tour dates. Tickets will also be available the days of the tour at a designated garden site. Please check back for more information in early 2014.
Garden site addresses are listed on the tour tickets, which can be purchased at Olbrich Gardens prior to the tour and on the tour dates. The garden site addresses are only published on the tour tickets to protect the homeowners' privacy.
Avant Gardening & Landscaping
Chalet, Ski & Patio
Estate "The Tree Care Specialist"
Jung Garden Center
Klein's Floral & Greenhouse
Madison Area Master Gardeners Association
Spring Pansy Sale
Leaf Mulch Sales
Plant Sale with the Pros
Mother's Day Concert
Rhapsody in Bloom
Summer Concerts in the Gardens