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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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One of Madison's most popular attractions, this oasis of green includes a sunken garden, perennial garden, rose garden, rock garden, herb garden, wildflower garden and a tropical conservatory.
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3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
+1 608-246-4550
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All reviewsthai pavilionbutterfly exhibitrose gardentropical plantsindoor gardenwater featuresfull bloomsmall feespecial eventsyear roundwonderful place to visitgift shopno chargecouple of hoursspend an afternoonfew hoursfree admission
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gardens are delightful: well maintained, self-directing with unexpected exhibits intended to delight even a casual visitor without a green thumb

Reviewed 3 days ago

Had some extra time while in Madison so went to see the outdoor gardens in Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Don't miss the Thai Pavilion section. It features the pavilion that the government from Thailand gave as a gift. It's the only one in the continental US....More

Thank BMiller2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved every square inch of the gardens and am amazed they are free to visit! The conservatory was great as well and worth the measly $2 entrance fee.

Thank mjschneider29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An Oasis of 16 beautifully landscaped varietal gardens in the heart of Madison. Butterflies abound, fountains, ponds and one of the most well designed city gardens I have ever visited. Perfect for a walk in the park.

Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to enjoy on a beautiful day! Amazing flowers and trees with landscaped paths that make you wonder, what around the next corner to explore. And the outside section has no admission fee, donations of any amount are welcomed.

Thank B172VJtarah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours wandering all over the gardens. The different regions in the garden and the variety of plants are well thought out. The limited views on the curves and the long views on the straighter sections, all work well. The Thai...More

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful place to visit. Free (donations accepted). Very well laid out with level walking paths. Indoor conservatory with butterflies all around.

Thank bd4880
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting a city we like to go their botanical gardens if they have them. We were very surprised at how beautiful and thought out these gardens are. It's not just the colors it's also the thought that went into placing trees and flowers that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is AMAZING!!!! I will visit again for a photo shoot. There were people getting married there. This place is amazing, there are free and paid exhibits.

Thank adreannas2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Olbrich Botanical Gardens recently and really enjoyed our time at this lovely garden. We started in the indoor gardens first and were lucky enough to enjoy the butterflies which were still there even after the butterfly event. The plants were quite varied...More

Thank JoAnn R
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Response from Renee C | Reviewed this property |
sorry no pets are allowed.
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Response from OlbrichGardens | Property representative |
Olbrich Botanical Gardens is located on the Capital City bike path, offering easy access to and from the gardens for bikers. However, bikes are not allowed inside the gardens or conservatory. There is plenty of bike parking... More