Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing


sunken garden containerAnnual Containers

While all 16 acres of outdoor gardens are brimming with gorgeous plant life, our Horticulture staff use carefully selected plants arranged in unique containers to add accents and variety to each landscape. Changed out seasonally, these container gardens help give each area a new personality as the seasons progress, allowing you to encounter something new each time you visit!

Use the links below to find up-to-date plant lists for the containers in all of your favorite spots around the outdoor gardens.

 

Event Garden

Bright and flashy arrangements provide spectacular flair to the weddings and events that are often hosted in this garden.

Herb Garden

These planters and urns often feature plants that complement the folksy, homey charm of the Herb Garden.

Jacobsen Terrace

Located just left of the main building entrance as you walk in, Jacobsen Terrace plays host to planters that leave a strong first impression as you enter the Gardens.

Morse Terrace, Lussier Terrace, and Donors' Arbor

The collection of pots located under the big Oak tree on Morse Terrace greet you as you first head into the outdoor gardens.

Perennial Garden

With the bountiful wildness of the Perennial Garden, these containers offer a welcome sense of calm order to the winding pathways.

Rose Garden

Having easily the most containers of all the gardens, the Rose Garden exudes a presense of stately elegance and poise.

Sunken Garden

Framing the long reflecting pool in the center of this garden, the bowls and planters add splashes of regal brilliance to their surroundings.

Thai Garden

It's hard to miss the explosions of shape and color emanating from the pots located in the most tropical of all the outdoor gardens.

 

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