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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
+1 608-246-4550
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai pavilion” (118 reviews)
“rose garden” (45 reviews)
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3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
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"thai pavilion"
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"butterfly exhibit"
in 68 reviews
"rose garden"
in 45 reviews
"tropical plants"
in 39 reviews
"indoor garden"
in 21 reviews
"water features"
in 33 reviews
"full bloom"
in 15 reviews
"small fee"
in 27 reviews
"special events"
in 23 reviews
"wonderful place to visit"
in 15 reviews
"year round"
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"gift shop"
in 39 reviews
"no charge"
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"couple of hours"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"few hours"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This collection of gardens is as diverse as the city it resides in! There is a park across the street for picnic-ing and maybe a little fishing when you are done at the Gradens. Olbrich isn't big enough to make a whole day out it...More

Thank Amy E
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No matter the time of year there is always something to see. Displays are creative and fun. A fun place to take aging friends who can't take long walks anymore

Thank A G
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice, relaxing spot to unwind and mingle with nature. Any time of year is nice. Peaceful and rejuvenating any time of year.

Thank 91_k12
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Reviewed yesterday

I live about one mile from Olbrich Gardens, so we have visited many times. It's on our must do list whenever we have out-of-town guests. The authentic Thai pavilion--only one in North America--is peaceful as well as beautiful. The approach to the garden observes the...More

Thank r8ter2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the gardens and spotting the gift from the Thai government. Paid a couple of dollars to go into the conservatory to see the tropical plants but the corpse plant wasn't quite ready to flower (which given the smell it releases may be...More

Thank Nickyhants
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful gardens, world class in scope . Lovely place to stroll, see diversity of plant life, and lovely smells. Delightful structures. Gift shop is special as is the indoor greenhouse

Thank Madison737
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spectacular Planters at the entryway. Visit often, it's free and ever changing! The conservatory is $2 unless you're a member. They also honor garden memberships from hundreds of other botanical gardens in the U.S.

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This would not be a destination but if you are in Madison it’s a nice place to walk and relax. It’s well taken care of and the Thailand’s pagoda was worth seeing as it was beautiful. Don’t get me wrong this was nice but I’ve...More

2  Thank Tyke555
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much to see at the Olbrich gardens! The Conservatory is a tropical paradise especially if you visit in February. As you walk around the grounds, you will come to a variety of gardens - perennial, rock, herb, etc. there are water features...More

1  Thank MadCitySusie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is well maintained and lots of selection. The tropical selection is our favorite and be-aware of mosquitos when are visiting late in the evening.

Thank Krishna C
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Fiorella H
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Response from Renee C | Reviewed this property |
sorry no pets are allowed.
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Christine G
19 June 2017|
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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
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