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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.

moreFergus Garrett: The Spirit of a 20th Century Garden

Wednesday, September 4

6 p.m. Cocktails & Reception | 7 p.m. Lecture

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter in Northiam, England and holder of the Royal Horticulture Society Victoria Medal of Honour, discuss how to combine plants, considering sense of place, color, shape, texture, and repetition. Learn how to contrast plants, how to add punctuation in a border, and how to create intimacy, movement, and balance.

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.

 

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morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, November 15

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 6

3 - 6 p.m.

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

moreHoliday Express                                                                                   

December 7-31

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 24, 2020

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 24, 2020

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, 2020

2 - 3 p.m.

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

morecocktails in the conservatory                                  

Friday, February 14, 2020

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

moreRainforest Rhythms                                                       

Saturday, February 8, 2020

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                                                                     

Saturday, March 7, 2020

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. while supplies last

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                                       

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                                                       

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.

morePansy Sale                                                       

Saturday, April 4, 2020

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

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

May 8, 2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

May 9, 2020: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

moreMother's Day Concert

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 - 10 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.

 

 

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