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Olbrich Special Events

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moreSummer Concert Series

Tuesdays, June 20 - July 25

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

moreBlooming Butterflies

Thursday, July 20 - Sunday, August 13

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 7 - October 15

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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moreGLEAM: Art in a New Light

August 31 - October 28

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

Times vary by month

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

moreguided garden strolls

Sundays, May 7 - October 15

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

moreMember Movie Night

Friday, September 8

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Rain date: September 15

 

moreFALL bulk Leaf Mulch Sale

 

moreThai Fest

Sunday, September 24

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Celebrate Thai culture with live performance and traditional Thai cuisine in Olbrich Gardens' Thai Pavilion and Garden!

moreCRACkle - FIRE & FROTH

Friday, September 29

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.

moreBolz Conservatory Exhibit

August 14 - October 29

Integrated Pest Management

 

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moreMember Reception: Bolz Conservatory Exhibit

Friday, November 10

3 - 7 p.m.

Members enjoy an exclusive evening viewing of the newest Bolz Conservatory Exhibit.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, November 17

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 1

3 - 7 p.m.

moreHoliday Express                                                                                   

December 2-31

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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moreChildren of the Rainforest                                                       

Saturday, January 20

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

Come out of the cold and into the tropics! Watch, listen, and dance along to a lively music and dance performance, then and explore the tropical plants in the Bolz Conservatory.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, January 26

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 concert performances at Olbrich’s Winter Concerts or get up and move to the music at Olbrich’s Botanical Boogies!

moreChildren of the Rainforest                                                       

Saturday, February 17

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

Come out of the cold and into the tropics! Watch, listen, and dance along to a lively music and dance performance, then and explore the tropical plants in the Bolz Conservatory.

 

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morePrimula Sale

Saturday, March 10

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. while supplies last.
Take home a rainbow of hardy primula, also know as primroses.

moreMember Preview: Spring Flower Show

Saturday, March 10

8 - 10 a.m.

moreSpring FLOWER Show

March 10 - 25

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 30

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

Saturday, April 7

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

 

more Leaf Mulch Sales

 

morePlant Sale with the pros

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

May 12: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

moreMother's Day Concert

Sunday, May 13

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

moreBolz Conservatory Exhibit

March 24 - July 15, 2018

Light Gaps

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moreRhapsody in Bloom

Saturday, June 16

6-11 p.m.
Dine and dance under the sunset at Olbrich's premier gala fundraiser, Rhapsody in Bloom.

moreHome Garden Tour

Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

moreMember Preview Day: Blooming Butterflies

Wednesday, July 18

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

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