Olbrich Home Holiday Express

Regional & International Tours

Each year, Olbrich invites Botanical Society members and the public to travel to places close to home and far away. Try new foods, and shop at some of the best stores and plant nurseries.


Chicago Botanic Garden holiday lobbyHoliday wonderland express - chicago botanic garden

December 9, 2014

Embark on a one-day adventure to the Chicago Botanic Garden's spectacular winter wonderland! This day trip will feature:

  • Exclusive demonstration of holiday wreath-making
  • 10,000-square-foot Model Railroad Garden with over 80 mini-replicas of Chicago's favorite landmarks
  • Over 750,000 lights highlighting outdoor gardens
  • And more!

More Information (PDF)

Contact Burkhalter Travel at 608-833-1525 to make your reservation.


New YorkGardens of New York City with Jeff Epping

October 5-9, 2014

This trip has been cancelled until further notice.

Join us for five days of delightful gardens in and around New York City! This exciting tour will include:

  • Wave Hill in the Bronx, a spectacular 28-acre public garden overlooking the Hudson River
  • New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark with one of the world's greatest collection of flora
  • Central Park Conservatory Gardens
  • High Line Park
  • And more!

More Information (PDF)

Registration deadline: July 7, 2014 (Book by July 1 for a discount)

(Registrations accepted until August 15 - pricing is subject to change after July 7 due to airfare availability)

Contact Burkhalter Travel at 608-833-1525 to make your reservation.


Discover CubaDiscover cuba

March 10 - 16, 2015

Registration deadline: December 10, 2014

Experience the arts, culture and history of Havana, Cuba with this 7 day exploration with World Discovery and Chamber Explorations! Highlights include:

  • 5 nights in Melia Havana Hotel
  • Plaza of the Revolution
  • Old Havana World Heritage Site
  • Cuban Institute of Music performance
  • Tobacco farm & farmhouse
  • and much more!

Licenced by the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Registration Form and More Information (PDF)


Cocktails in the Conservatory

New! Vintage Jewelry Sale

Holiday Express: Flower and Model Train Show

Holiday Concert Series




Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
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