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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
+1 608-246-4550
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3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
+1 608-246-4550
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Reviewed yesterday

We needed an uplift so I visited the Spring Flower show with siblings. Although compact, the amazing beauty and arrangements were a fragrant antidote to the blahs of winter. We were disappointed the conservatory was not open the day we went My sisters were so...More

Thank maiagaia
Reviewed 4 days ago

You could easily spend an entire day at the gardens! There are all kinds of areas with different themes that feature flowers and plants from all over the world. The staff also do a great job of explaining where the plants come from and the...More

Thank Krista B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here a few years ago. The flowers were really beautiful. Very peaceful place to visit for a quiet afternoon. The pagoda was really neat.

Thank Robert2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

if you enjoy beautiful flowers, tranquil garden paths, plenty of places to sit & enjoy, & a place to wind-down this is the place. Dont forget your camera.

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely biased.... my daughter was the tour guide. She gave a tour of the permanent art pieces in the garden currently on display. Our group was small on this rainy misty night. We began with introductions and a little history. I learned interesting facts combined...More

Thank tammy s
Reviewed 1 week ago

the gardens are intimate and different from each other. A few big spaces, but mostly smaller ones. Easy to get lost in them, in a very pleasant way.

Thank Persnickety2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful flowers, easily explored, well-cared for and well laid out. This botanical garden is smaller than some but is an excellent place to spend two to three hours taking photographs and getting tips of plants a midwesterner might want in his or her yard.

Thank Phillip N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have only been here during the summer. But I wanted to see what it looked like in the spring. All of the flowering trees. They filled the air with there aroma. I have never seen such huge, I mean huge tulips. I was really...More

Thank Kev521
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best Botanical Gardens that we have visited Staff was very informative. Had some of the best tropical plants Lily's and wide variety of native flowers It was very therapeutic,it is a must visit if you are in Madison Narinder Saini MD

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were smaller than I expected but we'll worth a visit. They are broken up into themed spaces with interesting plants. We saw a chipmunk and turtles too which added to our enjoyment.

Thank Kathy F
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Casey B
What are the hours they're open?
6 February 2017|
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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
Susie B
Are dogs allowed?
6 July 2015|
Response from JesseWhite | Reviewed this property |
Only service animals are allowed.