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


Gardens Galore AGAIN!

Friday, June 9

The first trip to Chicago sold out, with a long waiting list of interested participants, so Burkhalter Travel has organized a second tour to the Chicago area in June!

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.

The second portion of the tour will include four stops -

Lily PondDelight 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.

Lurie Garden at Millennium Park, an awarding winning fiveacre garden boasts 250+ types of perennials and bulbs! LurieThe 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)

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

South Towne Shopko, 2101 W. Broadway (east)

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


Light Gaps Bolz Conservatory Exhibit - March 25-July 16

Rhapsody in Bloom - June 17

Summer Concerts in the Gardens - June 20-July 25

Home Garden Tour - July 14 & 15

Blooming Butterflies - July 20-August 13

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