Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

2018 Home Garden Tour

StatueFriday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Featuring Treasures of Tenney-Lapham & Maple Bluff

Olbrich's 2018 Home Garden Tour spotlights seven splendid gardens throughout Maple Bluff and the historic Tenney-Lapham neighborhood.

Learn how a meandering pocket garden was converted from a barren parking lot into a quiet place of respite amid the bustle of the city. Wander among the lush explosions of color and texture of a street-side tropical garden surrounding an historic B&B. Take in landscaped lakeside vistas, the quiet charm of an English cottage garden, and even the stunning grounds of the Wisconsin Governor's Mansion.

Talk with homeowners, landscape architects, and Master Gardeners to get tips on how to incorporate various garden techniques into your own home landscape!

tickets - $13 Olbrich members / $15 public

Advance tickets available for purchase at Olbrich's Growing Gifts Shop starting June 1!

Day-of tickets available at the garden site at 405 New Castle Way, Maple Bluff, WI 53704.

2018 SPonsors

Best Buds Landscaping & Greenhouse LLC

Estate "The Tree Care Specialist"

Klein's Floral & Greenhouses

Landscape Designs, Inc.

Purple Cow Organics

Schönheit Gardens

The Bruce Company

The Flower Factory

Tree Health Management

Media Partner


2018 Garden Preview

Tropical B&B Garden

Frog Container


2019 Home Garden Tour

Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13

9 a.m. - 3 p.m

2019 Garden Scouting is happening NOW!

Do you have a beautiful garden you would like to showcase for a good cause?

Every July, Olbrich Botanical Gardens hosts a garden tour featuring 7-8 private home gardens that display a variety of gardening styles technics and challenges.

In 2019, the Home Garden Tour (HGT) will be held in Stoughton and the surrounding area.

This annual two-day fundraiser helps support the mission and daily operations of Olbrich Gardens. The HGT committee will set up appointments to preview possible garden sites this June-August for next summer’s tour.

If you are interested in having your garden considered for the 2019 Home Garden Tour, please contact: Missy Jeanne, Special Projects Manager, at 608-246-5616 / mjeanne@cityofmadison.com.

Your inquiry should include; First and last name, address, phone number, 2-3 photos of your garden, and a short description of the type of garden (perennial/annuals/vegetable - sun/shade, etc.).

Olbrich's Home Garden Tour committee will be previewing gardens in the Stoughton area through mid-August. We hope to invite and confirm 7-8 home gardens by August 31, 2018.


Summer Concert Series | Tuesdays, June 19 - August 14

Home Garden Tour | July 13 & 14

Member Preview: Blooming Butterflies | July 18

Blooming Butterflies | July 19 - August 12

Guided Garden Strolls | Sundays, May 6 - Oct. 14

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