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moreMember Reception: Bolz Conservatory Exhibit

Friday, November 6

3-7 pm

Taste chocolate treats as you explore Olbrich’s newest Bolz Conservatory Exhibit, Chocolate: The Bitter and the Sweet! Free and exclusive to Olbrich members.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, November 20

7 pm - 11 pm

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

moreMember Preview: Holiday Express

Friday, December 4

3-7 pm

moreHoliday Express                                                                                   

December 5-31

10 am - 4 pm daily

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

moreChildren of the Rainforest                                                       

Saturday, January 23

Featuring Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association

Performances at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

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 29

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

moreWinter concert Series                                                                    

Select Sunday afternoons in February and March

2 - 3 pm

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

moreINDULGENCE, Wine & Chocolate Tasting

 

moreChildren of the Rainforest                                                       

Saturday, February 27

Featuring Danza Tradicional Mexicana

Performances at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

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 5

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

moreMember Preview: Spring Flower Show

Saturday, March 5

8 - 10 am

moreSpring FLOWER Show

March 5 - 20

10 am - 4 pm daily
Meander through an array of blooming spring flowers in an elaborate display in the Atrium.

morecocktails in the conservatory                                                       

Friday, March 25

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

moreSpring Pansy Sale

Saturday, April 2

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

moreSpring Leaf Mulch Sales

morePlant Sale with the pros

May 6: 11 am - 5 pm

May 7: 9 am - 3 pm

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

Mother's Day Concert

Sunday, May 8

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

moreBolz Conservatory Exhibit

Light Gaps

TBA

 

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moreSummer Concert Series

Tuesdays, June 21 - July 26

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

moreguided garden strolls

Sundays, June - September

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

moreRhapsody in Bloom

Saturday, June 18

5 - 10 pm
Dine and dance under the sunset at Olbrich's premier gala fundraiser, Rhapsody in Bloom.

moreHome Garden Tour

Friday, July 8: 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday, July 9: 9 am - 3 pm

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

moreMember Preview Day: Blooming Butterflies

Wednesday, July 13

10 am - 4 pm

moreBlooming Butterflies

Thursday, July 14 - Sunday, August 7

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

 

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moreGLEAM: Art in a New Light

September: Thursday-Saturday

7:30-10:30 pm (last ticket sold at 10 pm)

October: Wednesday-Friday

6:30 - 9:30 pm (last ticket sold at 9 pm)

Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, a cutting edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation.

moreguided garden strolls

Sundays, June - September

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

Member Movie Night

Friday, September 9

Time: TBA

moreFALL bulk Leaf Mulch Sale

moreCRACkle - FIRE & FROTH

Friday, September 25

7 - 10 pm

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

Integrated Pest Management

TBA

 

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