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Spring Flower Show

March 15, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until March 26, 2023

Free – $8.00

As spring approaches, most people are ready to get away from the long winter. Breath in the fresh smells of spring at Olbrich Gardens’ annual spring flower show featuring The Wonder of Seeds. Olbrich’s Atrium will transform into a flowering paradise, celebrating everything seeds!

“A seed is sleepy. It lies there, tucked inside its flower, on its cone, or beneath the soil. Snug. Still”

Every seed has a story. Take an educational journey into the history, culture and significance behind different seeds. Seeds have their own intricate beauty that rivals and sometimes even surpasses the beauty of their flowers.

From tiny poppy seeds to giant coconut seeds, spikey poisonous castor beans to pods of fluffy milkweed, a remarkable variety will be highlighted in all their beauty and wonder.

Not only are they impressive in shape, size, color and texture, you will learn about different dispersal mechanisms. From wind and water to wildlife, even dehiscence (explosive dispersal!)  It’s safe tosay you will never look at a seed the same way again.

One-of-a-kind items are sourced through collaborations with local businesses and artists to construct truly unique and authentic displays. Very special thanks to our members, volunteers and community who donate items and purchase products we need from our registry.

If you are interested in donating, check out our Wish List on Amazon! Thank you!

Show Admission

$8 – Adults (Ages 13 & up)

$5 – Child (Ages 6-12)

FREE – 5 & under

FREE – Olbrich Members

Spring Show Admission include admittance into the Bolz Conservatory March 4 & 5, March 20-24.

The Bolz Conservatory is CLOSED for maintenance March 6-19.

No advanced tickets required. Atrium capacity limited to 40-50 visitors at any given time.

Proceeds from admission sale directly benefit the mission and daily operations of the Gardens!


March 15, 2023
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free – $8.00
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Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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