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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 yesterday

I'm new to the area and have been to the gardens 3 times in the last 2 months. It's just a beautiful place to spend some time at.

Thank WanderlustDust
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great botanical garden and conservatory to begin with, but add in the only Thai Pavilion in North America and it's a MUST-See. There is a $2 fee except on Wednesdays when it's free. Don't let the photo fool you, this is a...More

Thank Deanne O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place, what a great time so much to see, and do. The weather was fantastic made it a enjoyable day. Lots of wildlife to see. Near the lake so you can enjoy that too

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Garden has lovely landscaped environments that incorporate architectural beauties that complement the setting. The Thai palace s not to be missed.

Thank joannkatz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a lovely botanical garden. They have a large conservator with many beautiful plants that are well marked. The outside botanical garden is a large area with wonderful plants. It is very overgrown and therefore the plant markers are hard to read or find. Some...More

Thank Beckie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I on holiday to Dells. We took a day trip to Madison. We had enjoyed most of the Dells, Devils Lake, etc So glad we did ! Volunteers greeted us. No charge for outside and conservatory on Wednesdays. It was perfect. Flowers still...More

Thank Ray O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed wondering around the gardens. Was very peaceful and tranquil. The gardens are free all year round, and there is free parking. They do charge for the exhibitions in the large conservatory. When I was there they were showcasing their butterflies.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to check out this botanical garden when they also had a butterfly exhibit. What we didn't expect was to be more impressed by the gardens and landscaping MORE than the butterflies. We had three boys with us and they too appreciated the work...More

Thank A H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the mistake in walking from the zoo , not realising the approach drive to the nearest car park is over 2 miles to the bottom entrance to the Arboretum ( i.e. far side of the visitor centre . The approach walk is fully...More

Thank michaelcS2269LH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family found a little bit for everyone at the botanical gardens. I took the teenager and wandered and picked out favorite areas to go while my mom took the tram which let her see everything without too much walking. Beautiful flowers to take pictures...More

Thank Deb A
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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