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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
3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
+1 608-246-4550
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great! Beautiful and lovely for a day walk. We were all entertained by the sculptures and different themes throughout the gardens.

Thank brunchbuddie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to these gardens for years and have never been disappointed. spring, summer and fall, day or evening, such care is taken in planning new flower,,plant and tree combinations as well as meandering pathways,(often the parking lot is full and yet the pathways...More

Thank Ellenm725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. The outdoor gardens are well-cared for and plenty of room to walk around and admire the beautiful gardens. The indoor garden is a small fee but well worth it. Highly recommend!

Thank bflo_grl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a good amount of time wandering through the grounds. The grounds are HUGE and we found ourselves getting turned around/lost at times. It was a great experience with so many diverse species of plants.

Thank S H H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Olbrich has so much to see. The beautiful gardens and walkways are the best. The Thai pavilion is very special . The area is so quiet and peaceful.

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Japanese garden. Interesting landscaping & quiet walkways. A small oasis of beauty that is easy to see in one visit.

Thank James S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Summer outdoors is wonderful be sure to visit the Thai pavilion. Outdoors nice all year if you dress warmly. Indoors is a great haven in winter.

Thank boyerbuckets
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bolz Conservatory is my go-to local winter getaway. The air is warm, lush and fragrant and there's always something beautiful in bloom.

Thank nancyrost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very special place in Madison. I love to spend afternoons here strolling around in any season, reading a book on a secluded bench in the summer and looking for birds and signs of animals in the winter.

Thank Allison C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently a lot of folks go to the Olbrich Botanical Gardens for special photos. They have instituted having a "Photo Pass" in order to do so for $32. I can see if a professional photographer is trying to take photos here but my son was...More

1  Thank PSUMOM613
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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
10 June 2016|
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Response from threegirlsmomWI | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge they do not have wheelchairs to rent. But it is wheelchair friendly throughout most of the garden. I have seen many people in the Gardens in wheelchairs. The do have a tram that many ride in throughout the... More