Olbrich Home Bolz Conservatory 30th Anniversary Campaign

Calendar of Programs, Exhibits, & Events at Olbrich

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Winter 2022

 

morecocktails in the conservatory

January 21 & February 25 - CANCELED

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

 

moreRainforest Rhythms                                                      

January 21

Enjoy a cultural performance of music and dance!

 

moreOrchid Escape exhibit                             

January 29 - February 28

Escape to the tropics and take in bountiful, beautiful orchids displayed throughout the Bolz Conservatory!

                           

morethe canopy sessions in the Bolz conservatory

February 4

Start your weekend with a live concert performed in one of Madison's most unique venues.

 

Olbrich's Annual Theme open house                           more

Saturday, February 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Enjoy an introduction to the Gardens' annual programmatic theme - Native Plants. Natural Wonders. - with hands-on workshops, live performances and a community iron pour!

 

Pour'n Yer heart out                           more

Saturday, February 19, 12-4 p.m.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens and FeLion Studios team up to offer community workshops and an

in-person iron pour on the Great Lawn!!

 

Spring 2022

 

morethe canopy sessions in the Bolz conservatory

Friday, March 4

Start your weekend with a live concert performed in one of Madison's most unique venues.

 

moreRainforest Rhythms                                                      

March 19

Enjoy a cultural performance of music and dance!

 

moreMember Preview: spring flower show

Saturday, March 5

8 - 10 a.m.
Olbrich members get a sneak peek of the annual spring flower show!

 

moreOrchid sale

Saturday, March 5

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

At the conclusion of Olbrich's Orchid Escape a selection of orchids featured in the Bolz Conservatory exhibit will be offered for sale online (only).

 

morespring flower show

March 5-27

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

 

morecocktails in the conservatory                  

Friday, March 25 - CANCELED

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

 

moreSpring Pollinator plant sale - Online ONly

Sales begin March 28

Expand your plant palette and welcome early spring pollinators!

 

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the canopy sessions in the bolz conservatory

Friday, April 1

Start your weekend with a live concert performed in one of Madison's most unique venues.

 

moreguided garden strolls

Sundays, May-October

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

Online Sale

The plant sale offers tried and true perennials, bare root fruit trees, pre-order curated plug trays and veggie bundles!

 

moreMother's Day Concert

Sunday, May 8
Reward mom with a special day in the gardens and a live outdoor music concert.

 

Summer Season 2022

 

moreSummer Pollinator plant sale - Online only

Sales begin June 1

Support National Pollinator Week and expand your pollinator friendly plant palette!

 

moreSummer Concert Series

Tuesdays, June 14 - August 16

Enjoy the summer evening with live music on the Great Lawn.

 

Drop-in Milkweed Soup Tasting - in the Herb Garden

Dates To Be Determined

Visit the Herb Garden for free samples of delicious milkweed soup featuring milkweed grown in our Indigenous Garden, which highlights vegetables and other plants important in Native culture and foodways.

 

moresummer breeze

June 17 & 18

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

July 8 & 9

Stroll through seven unique private home gardens featuring a variety of techniques and styles.

 

Storywalk in the outdoor gardens

July 14 - August 7

 

moreMember Preview Day: Blooming Butterflies

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!

 

moreBlooming Butterflies Exhibit

July 14 - August 7

Experience the magnificence of free-flying butterflies while strolling through the tropical Bolz Conservatory.

 

moreguided garden strolls

Dates/Times TBD

Get an insider's view of Olbrich's outdoor gardens during a free guided garden stroll.

 

Fall Season 2022

 

moreFall Pollinator Plant Sale - OnlINE ONLY

Sales begin August 1

Keep 'em coming! This sale features late summer and fall blooming nectar plants that support pollinators during the shoulder season.

 

moreMember Movie Night

August 26

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

 

moreGLEAM Opening Viewing - advanced Tickets Required

August 27

Get the first glimpse of GLEAM - enjoy live performances!

 

moreGLEAM Exhibit - advanced tickets required

August 31 - October 29

Explore the Gardens in a whole new light through the lens of illumination.

 

moreCRACkle

October 7 & 8

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

Dates/Times TBD

Get an insider's view of Olbrich's outdoor gardens during a free guided garden stroll.

 

Holiday Season 2022

 

moreCOCKTAILS IN THE CONSERVATORY

November 18

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


moreMEMBER PREVIEW: HOLIDAY EXPRESS

December 2

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

 

moreHOLIDAY EXPRESs - Advanced Tickets Required

December 3-31

Model trains wind through a whimsical landscape of wonder.

 

moreHoliday Concert series

Sundays, December 4-18

Get in the holiday spirit with live performances by local musicians!

 

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