Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

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, see the sights, and shop at some of the best stores and plant nurseries.

Regional tour

Discover Door County

August 14-16 , 2018

Join Jeff Epping of Olbrich Botanical Gardens to discover the beauty of the Door Peninsula,
including its wonderful gardens!

Paine Art Center - Formal Garden

Your first stop will be in Oshkosh for a visit to the wonderful Paine Art Center and Gardens. A docent will show you around their gardens, including the new “formal garden.” During your visit, the center will also be hosting a special exhibition of some of the finest work done by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

After arriving in Sturgeon Bay, you will make a stop at the home of Karin Overbeck for a tour of her gardens and the unique mosaic art featured there. Later, the group will stop at the Garden Door to explore the beautiful display gardens for the Door County Master Gardeners. After that, visit Meissner’s Nursery to see their display gardens and delightful gardening products. In the early evening, Meissner’s will host the group for an authentic Door County fish boil.

Embark on a visit to The Ridges Sanctuary, a 1600‐acre pristine natural area in Bailey’s Harbor. Enjoy a guided walk around some of the property to learn more about its diverse flora and fauna.

Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Travel to Egg Harbor, where you will enjoy a Door County Trolley Tour. In addition to learning more about Door County, you will visit local wineries and sample the wares during the tour. At the tour’s end, you will have a tasty dinner at a local restaurant.

Visit the private garden of glass artists Barbara and Doug Henderson, who have infused their artistic creations throughout their lovely garden.

Enjoy a tour of Green Bay Botanical Garden led by Horticulture Director Mark Konlock. Over 47 acres, the gardens featured here include a Four Seasons garden with magnolias, crabapples, lilacs and perennials, an English Cottage Garden, rose gardens, and more.

$728 per person, double occupancy ($165 single room supplement)

Includes -

  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • 2 nights first‐class hotel suite accommodations
  • 6 meals - 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner
  • Deluxe motorcoach and professional driver (driver gratuity included)
  • Tour host Jeff Epping of Olbrich Botanical Gardens
  • Baggage handling at hotels (bellman gratuity included)

View the full trip itinerary (PDF)

For more information, or to book this tour, contact:

Burkhalter Tours
800-556-9286 or 608-833-1525
Kathy, x260 or Elaine, x261


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