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Olbrich's Annual open house

Saturday, February 18, 2023

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

FREE Admission for EVERYONE!

Open House Activities 

stay & play all Day

Olbrich Botanical Gardens - Garver Feed Mill Campus

Dane County Farmers’ Late Winter Market (Garver).................................................8 am - 12 pm

Canvas - PYHO art gallery retrospective exhibition (Garver)................................................10 am - 10 pm

Olbrich Gardens' Annual Open House.................................................................10 am - 4 pm

  • EXHIBIT - Orchid Escape, featuring Under the Glass Top (Bolz Conservatory)
    • Discovery Cart Pop-Up - Orchid Fun Facts & Activities
  • ACTIVITIES (while supplies last) -
    • Seed exploration
    • Leaf mask making
    • Orchid watercolor postcards
    • Community Collaboration Art Activity
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  • TOURS - Self-guided Greenhouse Tours, starting at 10 a.m.
     
  • DEMONSTRATIONS
    • Leave the Leaves - Meet the micro-organisms that make our soil healthier and  help plants grow stronger.
    • See what's buzzing with our native bees.
  • GIFTS - Sustainable, fair trade gems at Olbrich's Gift Shop

Brunch at the Garver Lounge (Garver)....................................................................................10 am - 3 pm

Live music - Singer-songwriter, Carisa (Bolz Conservatory)........................................10:30 am  & 1 pm

Pour’n Yer Heart Out, FeLion Studios’ community iron pour (Olbrich).........................12 - 4ish pm

Pour time updates posted on the Great Lawn

"After Party with the Artisan" cocktails and live music in the Garver Lounge..............................6 - 10 pm

Most activities are free - food & beverage available for purchase.

Open house activities

FeLion LogoFelion Studios' Pour'n yer heart out

Community Iron Pour

12 - 4 p.m.

Olbrich Gardens and FeLion Studios team up to present “Pour’n Yer Heart Out,” a fiery hot community iron pour!

Check out the pre-pour workshop opportunities offered at the Gardens in January and February.

Iron Pour Images

parking

The public parking lot surrounding Olbrich Botanical Gardens offers 210 spaces including (12) fully accessible parking spaces near the main building entrance.

With other community events happening in the surrounding area simultaneously with the Gardens' open house, parking lots may fill up quickly, so having an alternative plan before arriving is the best strategy!

 

Check out the alternate parking option map ahead of time!

Olbrich Park - Public Parking Lots & Street Parking Options

    • 350 parking spaces (street and parking lots) within 0.3 miles of the Gardens
    • 115 spaces within a half mile, still within Olbrich Park

Skip the parking scramble!

  • Ride share – pile your friends and family in one car when visiting the Gardens.
  • Take a bus – on weekends Route7 will bring you close to the Gardens - approximately a 6 minute walk
  • Utilize the Capital City Bike Trail to bike to the Gardens or for easy access when walking from alternative parking options.

In 2023, during the Gardens’ larger events Park Rangers will be onsite to help organize parking and assist our visitors. Be sure to thank our Park Rangers for supporting the Gardens!

Questions or concerns regarding parking you would like heard by the entities that have the ability to improve or expand public parking options send an email to:

olbrichprograms@cityofmadison.com

Olbrich’s staff will direct this feedback to the change makers.

 

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