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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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3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
+1 608-246-4550
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a well designed garden. We arrived an hour before the crowds and that helped make the visit even more special. We skipped the butterflies and stayed with the out door gardens. It was a well spent couple of hours. The gardeners were helpful...More

Thank franksJ6246AR
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you have time for only one stop in Madison, make it the Olbrich Botanical Garden. Beautifully laid out, there are flowers, trees and bushes for shade and sun-something for every garden lover and enjoyable for those that are not fanatics. Many of the trees...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyable and educational! Learned creative ways to bring more butterflies to my garden. Fun watching children react to the wonder and magic of the exhibit. Beautiful plantings, knowledgeable workers and volunteers. A Must see if in Madison!

Thank FoxFire2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Want a quiet and peaceful stroll? This is the place. There was a Suggested donation box and off you go. Great photo opp.

Thank sunshine36746
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really beautiful botanical garden with lots to see. We visited on a nice, sunny day and enjoyed every minute of it. Also, enjoyed the gift shop and got some gifts for friends while we were there.

Thank dizzylizm0m
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A beautiful and serene setting for a dear friend's memorial service. The gardens soothe the soul and the current butterfly exhibit was amazing!

Thank Colleen587
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've visited Olbrich Gardens often and am always enchanted by it. The most recent visit was when I rode their tram for the first time. For anyone with accessibility issues, it's a great service they offer that allows you to see a good portion of...More

Thank bookloverKE
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the botanical gardens while visiting Madison and really enjoyed all of the beautiful plants they have to offer there. The garden is split up into some great sections, but we had a hard time finding them, even though we used a map. They...More

Thank annEmac18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a very hot and sunny day. The shaded paths were welcome. The plants are well identified with plaques. Lots of butterflies and bees during the visit. Trails are free. Workers are pleasant and helpful and there is a very nice gift shop.

Thank radmerm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a day in Madison so we decided to visit this garden. We have viewed gardens throughout America and some in Japan and found Olbrich to have a wonderful array plants and trees.Whoever design this garden really put their heart into it. Free parking and...More

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Christine G
18 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