Olbrich Home Bolz Conservatory

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.

Art in Bloom

Friday, March 24

Grohmann MuseumJoin Olbrich Gardens on a day trip to Milwaukee, filled with fine art, flowers and fun! The day begins with a visit to the Grohmann Museum on the Milwaukee School of Engineering campus, home to the world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work. Built in 1924 as an automobile dealership, the Grohmann Museum features a 700-square-foot circular mural depicting the great thinkers, eight commissioned stained-glass works replicating paintings from the collection and a green rooftop including large scale bronze sculptures.

Enjoy some free time exploring the historic Third Ward, and grab a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants options, your choice!

Art in BloomSpend the afternoon marveling at Art In Bloom, a special exhibition showcasing stunning art-inspired floral installations in the newly renovated Collection Galleries. Browse marketplaces filled with flowers, clothing, beauty products, garden accessories, and more from local vendors and artisans. Guided tours included at each museum with time afterwards to see more on our own.

Call Burkhalter Travel to register

608-833-5200!

Kathy, x260 or Elaine, x261

Email: tours@burkhaltertravel.com

$98 per person includes: roundtrip motorcoach transportation with professional driver and Burkhalter tour manager, admissions per itinerary, and all taxes, fees and gratuities.

This tour is refundable until 45 days prior to departure

Madison departure/return times:

Burkhalter Tours Office, 6501 Mineral Point Road (west), 8:00 a.m./6:30 p.m.

Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue (east), 8:30 a.m./6:00 p.m.

 


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Gardens Galore

Friday, May 19

BahaiExplore some of Chicagoland’s most beautiful gardens and landscapes this spring! The tour highlights the city's investment in developing the public park systems for the pleasure and benefit of its citizens.

First stop, the Chicago Botanic Gardens, a beautiful place to visit, and one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. Enjoy a tram tour through 27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. Before departing, tour patrons will enjoy a tasty lunch at the Garden View Cafe promising seasonal, fresh, and local cuisine.

Lily PondThe second portion of the tour will include four stops -

Delight in the gardens of the Baha’i Temple, considered part of the sacred space, where the blending of different colors and fragrances are meant to convey the beauty of unity in diversity.

Nestled in a quiet central area, the Shakespeare Garden, has added color, fragrance, texture and beauty to the Northwestern Campus for nearly 90 years.

Designed as an example of Prairie School landscape architecture, the Lincoln Park’s Lily Pool, is a hidden garden of unmatched beauty.

LurieLurie Garden at Millennium Park, an awarding winning five acre garden boasts 250+ types of perennials and bulbs! The great diversity in this garden provides a haven for over 60 species of birds.

Call Burkhalter Travel to register 608-833-5200!

Kathy, x260 or Elaine, x261

Email: tours@burkhaltertravel.com

$159 includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation with professional driver and Burkhalter tour manager, admissions/tours, lunch accommodations, all taxes, fees and gratuities.

This tour is refundable until 45 days prior to departure

Madison departure/return times:

Burkhalter Tours Office, 6501 Mineral Point Road (west)

8:00a.m./8:00p.m.

South Towne Shopko, 2101 W. Broadway (east)

8:30a.m./7:30p.m.

UPCOMING Events

Children of the Rainforest - January 21

Cocktails in the Conservatory - January 27

Bolz Conservatory Exhibit - Maria Sibylla Merian: The Surname Expedition 1699 -1701

Children of the Rainforest - February 18

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