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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

Chicago Botanic GardenArizona Desert Adventure

February 23 - 28, 2020

Escape the cold weather next February! Join Olbrich's Director of Horticulture, Jeff Epping, for a fascinating warm weather botanical adventure to Arizona. We’ll visit iconic southwestern horticultural sites such as the Desert Botanical Garden, Japanese Friendship Garden, Tohono Chul Gardens, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, plus private nurseries and gardens.

Along the way, we’ll also experience Taliesin West, take a narrated Tram ride amongst the rich flora and fauna of Sabino Canyon, walk through the Biosphere 2, and experience delicious southwestern cooking.

Elawa Farm

  • Unpack just twice, two nights in Phoenix and three nights in Tucson
  • Iconic Arizona botanical sites, including Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tohono Chul, and Desert Botanical Gardens
  • Take in the beauty of Saguaro National Park at sunset
  • Private nursery and garden visits
  • Off-the-beaten-path experiences, such as Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Arizona Biosphere 2
  • Tram ride through Sabino Canyon
  • Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
  • Scrumptious western dinners at Rustler’s Rooste and Tanque
  • Chicago Botanic GardenVerde Dude Ranch
  • Welcome reception, 24-hour emergency call service, free bottled water on coach

$1,577 per person - double occupancy

$1,895 per person - single occupancy

Click Here for Full Itinerary (PDF)

For more information, or to book this tour:

Visit CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/AZG


Call 855-744-8747


International Tour

Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

August 17-24, 2020

Cabot TrailFrom rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to wildlife-filled bays and peaceful coves, Nova Scotia's beauty beckons. Featured on this unique tour:

Cabot Trail, one the world’s most scenic drives on Cape Breton Island
Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, a preservation area famed for its picturesque and typically East-Coast profile
• The Halifax Public Garden, the oldest Victorian-style garden in North America
Hopewell Rocks, sandstone formations carved by time and tide in the Bay of Fundy
Tangled Garden, five acres of gardens including a flowering labyrinth, plus a shop offering small batch jams, vinegars, oils, and cordials made with fresh herbs from the gardens and fruits from local Annapolis Valley farms
LighthouseHarriet Irving Botanical Gardens, explore a plant collection divided into nine unique habitats found in the Acadian Forest Region.
Prince Edward Island, known as "Garden of the Gulf", referring to the pastoral scenery and lush agricultural lands, also home of Anne of Green Gables
Vesey’s Seed, offers seasonal bulbs, flower, vegetable, fruit, and herb seeds. Every variety available in the catalog has been carefully tested at the Vesey's 40-acre research farm.

For more info, or to book this trip:

Visit CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/NVG


Call 855-744-8747




Rainforest Rhythms | Friday, January 24

Cocktails in the Conservatory | Friday, January 24

The Canopy Sessions | Friday, February 7

Rainforest Rhythms | Saturday, February 8

Cocktails in the Conservatory | Friday, February 28

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