Olbrich Botanical Gardens: Holiday Express Dec. 1 – 31

November 30, 2012 by
Filed under: Recreation 

The Olbrich Garden’s Holiday Express model train show and flower display are back for another year.  The annual show displays large-scale model trains, vibrant poinsettias, and lush evergreens.

Scattered throughout the show you will also find handcrafted birdhouses and stained glass panels. The whimsical birdhouses were hand-crafted by local artists, and glass artists from the Vinery Stained Glass Studio created 14 beautiful glass panels featuring an array of native birds.

Members of the Wisconsin Garden Railway Society bring their trains from all over Wisconsin. The trains may change depending on the day you see the show.

The show is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however, Olbrich will close at 2 p.m. on December 24 and will be closed all day on December 25.

Admission Rates

  • Adults: $3
  • Children ages 3 to 12: $2
  • Children 2 and under: Free
  • Olbrich Botanical Society members: Free
  • Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon: Free Admission
  • Admission to the tropical Bolz Conservatory is included

Please note that strollers are not allowed in the Holiday Express exhibit, but they can be used in the Bolz Conservatory.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is located at 3330 Atwood Avenue.

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