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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.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
+1 608-246-4550
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Reviewed 3 days ago

16 acres of beautiful outdoor gardens that is easy to walk around in - a unique Thai pavilion - and it's all free - no admission charge. And free parking. Family friendly. Nice indoor tropical garden that has a diverse collection of tropical plants (including...More

Thank Amelia053
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our second visit to Olbrich and it was very good. You can spend a couple hours going through all the different areas. The outdoor garden is free but I would suggest leaving a donation. A beautiful garden.

Thank jsziemer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtaking. Take your camera so many beautiful photo opportunities. Go every yr still amazes me see something new every time. Must see site for visitors out of town. Train show in December is a children's wonderland.

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

As travel writers, we've enjoyed botanical gardens across the US, and Olbrich compares favorably to many. The design and layout make for a number of discreet scenes and small vistas of the grounds, making for ample opportunities for photography. Plant varieties are clearly and tastefully...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to go to Olbrich. We bring our sketch pads and other art supplies so we can create something wonderful to remember the day by. If you enjoy gardens, Olbrich is a MUST stop at site in Madison.

Thank MadDiner
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Olbrich Botanical Gardens are beautiful. We enjoyed an early evening walk around the gardens and saw many beautiful flowers and plants.

Thank neh11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived in Madison for 5 years and never visited the gardens, however I finally checked it out on a recent visit to the area. I was surprised that admission was free and enjoyed the atmosphere of the gardens. The waterfall and fountains are wonderful...More

Thank Steggie86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Olbrich for so many occasions over the years that I am sorry to say that I have taken it somewhat for granted. We now live out of Madison and come back frequently but we hadn't been to the Gardens for some...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outdoor portion is free, greenhouse is $2. If I lived here I would come eat my lunch in the gardens. Lovely and worth a visit if you like plants.

Thank Fearlessmsla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is never a "bad" time to visit Olbrich Botanical Gardens. I've seen it in every season, and it is always stunning. In my mind, there is no finer place to visit in Madison than the Gardens. They are interesting, inspiring and calming all at...More

Thank Michelle F
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Christine G
Can we ride our bicycles?
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
Is Olbrich Wheelchair friendly? Are wheelchairs available for rental?
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