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morenew! - the canopy sessions                                                         

Friday, March 6, 2020

B~Free & Quinten Farr | Jazz/Soul Fusion

5 - 7 p.m.

Enjoy live music performed from the tropical canopy of the Bolz Conservatory!

moreprimula sale - Suspended in 2020                                                             

Take home a rainbow of hardy primula, also known as primroses.

moreMember Preview: spring flower show                                       

Saturday, March 7, 2020

8 - 10 a.m.

morespring flower show                                       

CLOSED EARLY

March 7 - 22, 2020

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Meander through an array of blooming spring flowers in an elaborate display in the Atrium.

morecocktails in the conservatory - POSTPONED                   

Friday, March 27, 2020

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

morenew! - the canopy sessions - POSTPONED

Friday, April 3, 2020

Panchromatic Steel | Island Music, Jazz, & Hits Played on Steel Drums

5 - 7 p.m.

Enjoy live music performed from the tropical canopy of the Bolz Conservatory!

morePansy Sale - Discontinued                                                   

moreguided garden strolls

Sundays, May 3 - October 11, 2020

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

morePlant Sale with the pros - Goes ONline!

May 1 - Member Sale

May 4 - Public Sale

The online plant sale offers tried and true perennials and a selection spring annuals!

moreMother's Day Concert - Canceled

Sunday, May 10, 2020

2 - 3 p.m.
Reward mom with special day in the gardens and a live music concert.

 

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moresummer breeze

Saturday, June 20 & Friday, June 26

4 - 9 p.m.

A new summer tradition, with something for everyone! Enjoy simple pleasures with friends & family, including fun lawn games, live music & performers, and tasty food & drink!

moreHome Garden Tour

Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

moreMember Preview Day: Blooming Butterflies

Wednesday, July 15

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Members get an exclusive sneak peek at the exhibit before it opens to the public, along with 20% off in the Growing Gifts Shop all day long!

moreSummer Concert Series

Tuesdays, June 23 - August 4

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

moreBlooming Butterflies

Thursday, July 16 - Sunday, August 9

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

moreguided garden strolls

Sundays, May 3 - October 11

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

 

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moreOpening Viewing - GLEAM: Art in a New Light

Saturday, August 29

7:30 - 10:30 p.m. (rain or shine)

Be the first to see Olbrich's cutting edge exhibition, GLEAM, Art in a New Light, featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Enjoy a CASH bar, and get an opportunity to meet and chat with the artists!

moreGLEAM: Art in a New Light

September 2 - October 31

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

Times vary by month

Back by popular demand, GLEAM is an exhibition featuring site-specific light installations in the outdoor gardens.

moreMember Movie Night

Friday, September 4

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Rain date: September 11

Olbrich Botanical Society Members enjoy a movie out on the Great Lawn at Member Movie Night!

moreCRACkle - FIRE & FROTH

Friday, September 25 & Friday, October 2

7 - 10 p.m.

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.

moreguided garden strolls

Sundays, May 3 - October 11

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

 

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morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, November 20

7 - 11 p.m.

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

moreMember Preview: Holiday Express

Friday, December 4

3 - 6 p.m.

Members can get in the festive mood with an exclusive first look at the Holiday Express!

moreHoliday Express                                                                                   

December 5-31

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Closes at 2 p.m. 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 p.m.
A variety of music is highlighted including festive holiday music.

 

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moreRainforest Rhythms                                                       

Friday, January 22, 2021

Performances at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Come out of the cold and into the tropics! Enjoy a cultural performance of music and dance, then explore the tropical Bolz Conservatory.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, January 22, 2021

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

                                               

morethe canopy sessions                                                         

Friday, February 5, 2021

5 - 7 p.m.

Enjoy live music performed from the tropical canopy of the Bolz Conservatory!

Annual Theme Open house                                                      

Saturday, February 20, 2021

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Join us for the kick off of the Gardens' 2021 annual theme! Expect a fun filled day of music, activities, and learning held throughout the Gardens.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                  

Friday, February 26, 2021

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

moreRainforest Rhythms                                                       

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Performances at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Come out of the cold and into the tropics! Enjoy a cultural performance of music and dance, then explore the tropical 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