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morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, November 16

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, November 30

3 - 6 p.m.

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

moreHoliday Express                                                                                   

December 1-31

10 am - 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                                                       

Saturday, January 19

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 25

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

moreWinter concert Series                                                                    

Select Sunday afternoons in February & March

2 - 3 p.m.

Relax and enjoy Sunday concert performances at Olbrich’s Winter Concert Series.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                  

Friday, February 22

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

moreRainforest Rhythms                                                       

Saturday, February 23

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.

 

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morePrimula Sale

Suspended for 2019

Due to construction impacts from our expansion project, the Primula Sale will be suspended for 2019, but is planned to return in 2020.

moreSpring FLOWER Show

Suspended for 2019

Due to construction impacts from our expansion project, the Spring Flower Show will be suspended for 2019, but is planned to return in 2020.

Spring Show Plant Sale

Suspended for 2019

Due to construction impacts from our expansion project, the Spring Show Plant Sale will be suspended for 2019, but is planned to return in 2020.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, March 22

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

moreSpring Pansy Sale

Suspended for 2019

Due to construction impacts from our expansion project, the Spring Show Plant Sale will be suspended for 2019, but is planned to return in 2020.

moreguided garden strolls

Sundays, May 5 - October 13

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

May 10: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

May 11: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

moreMother's Day Concert

Sunday, May 12

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

 

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moreRhapsody in Bloom

Event Discontinued

After many years, Olbrich has decided to discontinue the annual Rhapsody in Bloom garden gala. More info here >

moreHome Garden Tour

Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

moreMember Preview Day: Blooming Butterflies

Wednesday, July 17

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 18 - August 6

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

moreBlooming Butterflies

Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, August 11

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 5 - October 13

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 24

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 take part in a meet-n-greet with the artists, lighting designers and artistic director!

moreGLEAM: Art in a New Light

August 28 - October 26

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 6

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Rain date: September 13

moreCRACkle - FIRE & FROTH

Friday, September 27 & Friday, October 4

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 6 - October 13

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

 

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