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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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“thai pavilion”(121 reviews)
“rose garden”(46 reviews)
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 reviews thai pavilion butterfly exhibit rose garden tropical plants indoor garden water features full bloom small fee special events year round wonderful place to visit gift shop no charge couple of hours spend an afternoon few hours free admission
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fantastic garden to visit any time of the year! It changes quite a bit from season to season, so be sure to bring your camera! I love the Thai Pavilion, simply gorgeous with great reflecting pools!

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thai temple is unique to the US of A. The gardens are special and in the winter you can visit the tropical dome to escape the icy grip and for a spell feel like you are nice and warm and somewhere else.

Thank billfeeny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some friends and I try to meet up somewhere every fall. This year I read about and picked this spot as Madison is a halfway point for all. I was absolutely amazed at this gem - free parking, free access to the outdoor areas and...More

Thank Valedia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place on a sunny afternoon. The outdoor gardens are free & you go through the gardens at your leisure. Different groups were there for formal pictures. Afterwards we went to the bier garden across the highway. We’ll definitely be back.

Thank jcaeiouys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard of this place from our future son-in-law so decided to check it out. It was well worth the visit. The outdoor gardens are free and are very expansive. The Thai pavilion and gardens are very interesting, especially in Wisconsin!

Thank svowels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 6 September 2018 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 5 September 2018 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 1 September 2018 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
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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