Olbrich Home Blooming Butterflies


Olbrich Special Events

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moreBolz Conservatory Exhibit

through March 2, 2014

Plants of the Dinosaur Age - What would many dinosaurs have eaten when they roamed the earth millions of years ago? Plants! And a lot of those plants are still alive today. See prehistoric plant species up close including figs, breadfruit, ferns, palms, and cycads while you learn about the amazing plant-eating dinosaurs that roamed the Earth.

moreSpring FLOWER Show

March 8 - 23

10 am - 4 pm daily
Spring comes early at Olbrich each year as the horticulture staff transforms the Atrium into a blooming spring oasis.

morePrimula Sale

March 8

9 am - 1 pm
Take home a rainbow of hardy primula (also know as primroses)!

moreLeaf Mulch Sale

Bagged & Bulk Mulch Available Starting April 10!
Olbrich Leaf Mulch is made from leaves collected by the City of Madison that are delivered to Olbrich where they're composted outside during the winter.

moreSpring Pansy Sale

April 5

10 am
Celebrate spring with a cheery pansy, panola, or viola grown in Olbrich's own greenhouses.

morePlant Sale with the pros

May 9, 11 am - 5 pm

May 10, 9 am - 3 pm

Olbrich's Plant Sale with the Pros brings together area experts ready to give advice on many different gardening topics. Pick their brains and get help selecting the best plants for your garden.

moreMother's Day Concert

May 11

2 - 3 pm
Wander through flower gardens blooming with spring and enjoy a Mother's Day concert by the New Horizons Concert Band at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

 

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moreSummer Concert Series

Tuesdays, June 24 - July 29

7 - 8 pm
Enjoy the summer evening with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich's outdoor gardens.

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. All ages are welcome for this casual overview of the Gardens.

moreRhapsody in Bloom

Saturday, June 21

5-10 pm
Dine in gorgeous summer gardens at Olbrich Botanical Gardens' Rhapsody in Bloom Benefit Gala.

moreHome Garden Tour

Friday, July 11      &     Saturday, July 12

10 am-4 pm                        9 am-3 pm

Olbrich extends a special invitation to tour private gardens created and maintained by talented home gardeners.

moreBlooming Butterflies

July 16 - August 10

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

moreBolz Conservatory Exhibit

To be announced

 

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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. All ages are welcome for this casual overview of the Gardens.

moreFALL Leaf Mulch Sale

September 20 & 27
October 4 & 11

Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm
Help your plants survive the winter with Olbrich's Leaf Mulch. Improve soil structure and maintain consistent soil temperatures during the winter to give your plants a head start this spring.

moreThai Fest

Sunday, September 14
11 am-4 pm
Celebrate Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Garden at Thai Fest, a celebration of Thai culture.

moreQuilts in Bloom

Discontinued

Just like the seasons, Olbrich Botanical Gardens is always changing and evolving. Olbrich’s fall flower show, Quilts in Bloom, has been a fall tradition at the Gardens for many years, but it is time to reevaluate and refresh the fall event line up.

moreCRACkle - FIRE & FROTH in the Gardens

Friday, September 26

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.

 

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moreHoliday Express

December 7-31

10 am-4 pm daily

(Closed at 2pm 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 pm
A variety of music is highlighted including festive holiday music.

moreBolz Conservatory Exhibit

through March 2, 2014

Plants of the Dinosaur Age - What would many dinosaurs have eaten when they roamed the earth millions of years ago? Plants! And a lot of those plants are still alive today. See prehistoric plant species up close including figs, breadfruit, ferns, palms, and cycads while you learn about the amazing plant-eating dinosaurs that roamed the Earth.

moreChildren of the Rainforest

It may be winter in Wisconsin, but Olbrich’s Children of the Rainforest series can transport you to a sunny spot!

January 18

Performances at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

morecocktails in the conservatory

January 31 & March 21
Stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the beats of local DJs!

moreWinter concert Series

Sunday afternoons in February and March

2 pm
A variety of music is highlighted such as Latin jazz, New Orleans style piano, Yiddish folk music and much more.

moreChildren of the Rainforest

Come out of the cold and into the tropics for a live performance celebrating the rainforest cultures of the world.

February 15

Performances at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

moreIndulgence! Wine & Chocolate Tasting

February 22

5:30 - 8:30 pm
Experience the warmth of the lush, tropical Bolz Conservatory filled with stunning tropical plants and the smell of exotic flowers. Add wine, chocolate, candlelight, and music to enjoy an elegant evening indulging all of your senses.

 

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