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Garden to Glass Experience: Iconic Olbrich

Garden to Glass Experience

 

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Garden to Glass Tour

Use your senses to get up close and personal with Olbrich's award-winning gardens. Experience some of our most iconic garden spaces in a more intimate way, along with some lesser-known gems as well!

Smell, touch, and taste your way through this guided sensory tour, featuring plants we all know and love, as well as those that surprise and astonish! Nearly 3,000 different plant species call the Gardens home, and each has its own unique story to tell.

At the end, enjoy a botanical cocktail inspired by the plants featured during the experience. Remember your visit with a souvenir glass along with recipes to make your own botanically inspired drinks at home.

 

General Information

•  Upon arrival, check in at the main desk in the Visitor Center Lobby.

•  Complimentary parking is available at the Gardens.

•  Dress appropriately for the weather; experience takes place entirely outdoors.

•  Water is provided during the experience, but personal water bottles are also welcome.

•  Participants will be standing for most of the experience. Benches are available for short rests.

•  A "mocktail" (non-alcoholic) version of the signature cocktail can be provided with advance notice.

•  Ages 16-21 welcome, but can only receive non-alcoholic "mocktail" version of the drink.

Gift Certificates Available

Give the gift of an amazing experience! Gift certificates for Garden to Glass: Iconic Olbrich are available for purchase by calling 243-0156 or emailing olbrichexperiences@cityofmadison.com.

To Redeem Gift Certificates

For groups fewer than 10 people - click here for available dates. Contact Olbrich Gardens at (608) 243-0156 or olbrichexperiences@cityofmadison.com to sign up for a specific date.

For groups of 10 people or more - private experiences for larger groups are available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., subject to availability. Contact Olbrich Gardens at (608) 243-0156 or olbrichexperiences@cityofmadison.com to schedule.

 

Garden to Glass TourJoin a public Session

We'll offer this experience to the public on select Thursdays at 6 p.m. from June - September. This option is perfect for individuals, couples, or small groups of friends!

Cost: $25 per person (includes tour, botanical drink, and souvenir glass)

Duration: 1.5 hours

Min. / Max. # of Participants: 10 / 25

Availability: Select Thursdays, 6 - 7:30 p.m. from June - September; see ticket link for full date options

Select Date & Purchase Tickets Here!

All proceeds go directly to support the Gardens!

 

Payment

•  Payment is due in full at time of booking.

Inclement Weather Policy

•  Experience will be held rain or shine and will be cancelled only in the event of hazardous weather or continuous heavy downpour.

•  If the experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, you may transfer your reservation to another day. Refunds will be offered at Olbrich's discretion.

 

Private group reservations Garden to Glass Private Tours

Do you have 9 or more adventurous friends? Member of a book club, social group, or meet-up? Family or wedding guests in town? WOW your group with a private Garden to Glass experience!

Private groups that book this experience during the morning hours can request a refreshing mocktail version of the botanical cocktail according to preference.

Cost: $25 per person (includes tour, botanical drink, and souvenir glass)

Duration: 1.5 hours

Min. / Max. # of Participants: 10 / 25

Availability: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., subject to availability

Get in touch with us to inquire about customizing this experience for your specific needs and/or budget!

To schedule a private group experience, call 608-243-0156 or send an email to olbrichexperiences@cityofmadison.com. At least two weeks notice required.

 

Payment

•  Payment is due at the time of booking.

•  Final numbers must be provided at least 3 business days prior to the visit date.

Inclement Weather Policy

•  Experience will be held rain or shine and will be cancelled only in the event of hazardous weather or continuous heavy downpour.

•  If the experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, you may transfer your reservation to another day. Refunds will be offered at Olbrich's discretion.

Cancellations

•  Cancellation requests must be received in writing at least two weeks before the visit date.

 

For more Essential Madison Experiences, visit experiencemsn.com.

 

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