Olbrich Home Bolz Conservatory


Olbrich Special Events

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morePrimula Sale

Saturday, March 5

8 am - 4 pm while supplies last.
Take home a rainbow of hardy primula, also know as primroses.

moreMember Preview: Spring Flower Show

Saturday, March 5

8 - 10 am

moreSpring FLOWER Show

March 5 - 20

10 am - 4 pm daily
Meander through an array of blooming spring flowers in an elaborate display in the Atrium.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, March 25

7 pm - 11 pm
Stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs.

moreSpring Pansy Sale

Saturday, April 2

10 am - 4 pm while supplies last
Celebrate spring with a cheery pansy, panola, or viola grown in Olbrich's own greenhouses.

more Leaf Mulch Sales

 

morePlant Sale with the pros

May 6: 11 am - 5 pm

May 7: 9 am - 3 pm

Speak with area experts and select the best plants for your garden.

moreMother's Day Concert

Sunday, May 8

2 - 3 pm
Reward mom with special day of wandering through the gardens and a live music concert.

moreBolz Conservatory Exhibit

Light Gaps

March 18 - July 10, 2016

 

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moreSummer Concert Series

Tuesdays, June 21 - July 26

7 - 8 pm
Enjoy the summer evening with a concert on the Great Lawn.

moreguided garden strolls

Sundays, June - September

1:30 & 3 pm
Get an insider's view of Olbrich's outdoor gardens during a free guided garden stroll.

moreRhapsody in Bloom

Saturday, June 18

5 - 10 pm
Dine and dance under the sunset at Olbrich's premier gala fundraiser, Rhapsody in Bloom.

moreHome Garden Tour

Friday, July 8: 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday, July 9: 9 am - 3 pm

Tour exquisite private gardens created and maintained by talented home gardeners.

moreMember Preview Day: Blooming Butterflies

Wednesday, July 13

10 am - 4 pm

moreBlooming Butterflies

Thursday, July 14 - Sunday, August 7

10 am - 4 pm daily
Experience the magnificence of free-flying butterflies while strolling through the tropical Bolz Conservatory.

 

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moreGLEAM: Art in a New Light

September: Thursday-Saturday

7:30-10:30 pm (last ticket sold at 10 pm)

October: Wednesday-Friday

6:30 - 9:30 pm (last ticket sold at 9 pm)

Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, a cutting edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation.

moreguided garden strolls

Sundays, June - September

1:30 & 3 pm
Get an insider's view of Olbrich's outdoor gardens during a free guided garden stroll.

Member Movie Night

Friday, September 9

Rain date: September 16
Time: TBA

moreFALL bulk Leaf Mulch Sale

 

moreCRACkle - FIRE & FROTH

Friday, September 30

7 - 10 pm

Watch the flames from bonfires dance on the Great Lawn, groove to the live music, and savor a variety of tasty food and Wisconsin brews.

moreBolz Conservatory Exhibit

Integrated Pest Management

TBA

 

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moreMember Reception: Bolz Conservatory Exhibit

Friday, November 11

3 - 7 pm

Members enjoy an exclusive evening viewing of the newest Bolz Conservatory Exhibit.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, November 18

7 - 11 pm

Stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs!

moreMember Preview: Holiday Express

Friday, December 2

3 - 7 pm

moreHoliday Express                                                                                   

December 3-31

10 am - 4 pm daily

Closes at 2 pm on December 24, closed all day on December 25
Large-scale model trains wind through an enchanted land of colorful poinsettias and holiday trees.

moreHoliday Concert Series                                                                      

Sunday afternoons in December

2 - 3 pm
A variety of music is highlighted including festive holiday music.

moreChildren of the Rainforest                                                       

Saturday, January 21

Performances at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Come out of the cold and into the tropics! Watch, listen, and dance along to a lively music and dance performance, then and explore the tropical plants in the Bolz Conservatory.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, January 27

7 - 11 pm
Stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs!

moreWinter concert Series                                                                    

Select Sunday afternoons in February and March

2 - 3 pm

Relax and enjoy concert performances at Olbrich’s Winter Concerts or get up and move to the music at Olbrich’s Botanical Boogies!

moreChildren of the Rainforest                                                       

Saturday, February 18

Performances at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Come out of the cold and into the tropics! Watch, listen, and dance along to a lively music and dance performance, then and explore the tropical plants in the Bolz Conservatory.

 

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