Olbrich Botanical Gardens Plant Sale with the Pros


Plant Sale with the Pros

Friday, May 6, 2016 – 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Get great plants and expert advice from area professionals this year at Plant Sale with the Pros. The sale features everything from annuals and perennials to ornamental grasses and shrubs. Olbrich’s staff carefully chooses unique plants that do best in this climate. Find the newest, hardiest, disease-resistant cultivars on the market. Local plant pros, master gardeners, and Olbrich’s horticulturists will be available to answer questions.

Proceeds from the plant sale benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Shop early since quantities are limited. Shoppers are encouraged to bring cartons, wagons, or boxes for carrying plants. Cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are accepted. Maximize your support of the Gardens by using cash or check.

Raffle tickets sold at Olbrich Gardens, March 5-April 24
1 ticket for $2, 3 tickets for $5 or 7 tickets for $10

One lucky raffle winner will have the opportunity to shop Olbrich’s Plant Sale with the Pros accompanied by Olbrich’s Director of Horticulture, Jeff Epping for one hour as a personal shopper! The winner will receive a $300 credit to spend at Plant Sale with the Pros on Friday morning, May 6, from 9-11 a.m.

The winner will be drawn at noon on Monday, April 25. Winner does not need to be present to win.

Got your eye on a particular plant? All Plant Sale with the Pros shoppers can take advantage of an Early Bird Shopping opportunity. By giving a $20 per person donation, or $30 per couple, you can shop from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday before the sale officially opens.

Patron, Benefactor, Angel, Lifetime/Circle, and Legacy Society Members shop early for free!

Members save 20% off purchases in the Growing Gifts shop on Friday, May 6!

An annual individual membership to the Olbrich Botanical Society starts at $40 and includes many other benefits throughout the year. Call 608-246-4724 for more information on membership or click here. Or, just sign up to become a member at the Plant Sale with the Pros.


Pro Potting Bench
Take advantage of free container design and pottingservices at the Plant Pro Potting Bench. Get help selecting the best plants for a stunning container garden or hanging basket…then let a professional plant them for you!

Design Stations
Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Refresh a lack-luster garden area at the Design Station during a short, 20 minute consultation. Local landscape architects will sketch out basic garden designs on the spot using your printed photos and feedback. Be sure to note the features of areas in your landscape, for example, how much water is received, lighting conditions, existing plantings, etc.

Plant Sale with the Pros features everything from annuals and perennials to ornamental grasses and shrubs. Choose cultivars on the market including tropical plants that will fire up your garden, small-scale garden conifers, herbs, and butterfly plants along with hundreds of annuals and perennials. Find rare shrubs and trees, including hardy shrub roses that thrive in the challenging Wisconsin climate.


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