We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
+1 608-246-4550
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$53.00*
and up
Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
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%
Travellers talk about
“thai pavilion” (116 reviews)
“rose garden” (44 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION
3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
CONTACT
Website
+1 608-246-4550
Write a Review
Reviews (1,359)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 1,339 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have often gone to the gardens with my friends, just to walk around and well and relax. I have not taken part in a lot of the activities offered at the garden but it remains a beautiful place to wander and relax alone or...More

Thank ChristyOk
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether covered in snow or bathed in sunshine, Olbrich is a place for all seasons. Enjoy the tropical beauty of the conservatory, art throughout the facility, special events for families, young people and adults, classes and programs--plus an outstanding botanical collection showcased in well-designed and...More

Thank gawarfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have an annual pass to Olbrich Botanical Gardens and we visit it every season of the year. It is constantly changes as trees, shrubs and flowers bloom and fade and change with the seasons. They also have special events which are always worthwhile a...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a peaceful, beautiful, interesting space. Excellently curated gardens with a nice balance of wildness. We visit weekly and love it. Great walking paths, plus lots of tucked-away seating for relaxing, reading, or contemplating nature.

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful facility to have a wedding at. The flower gardens are extremely beautiful and staff are on their toes to meet your needs. It’s very clean, well kept, and I felt safe. It’s also easy to get to if you’re from out...More

Thank 45sherrys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So enjoyed these wonderful gardens...and so amazing that it is kept up by volunteers. Would highly reco.mend visiting....so very special!

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Olbrich several times and it never disappoints. I love walking through the gardens or even bringing a book, and just reading there. Located in a beautiful area along the lake with a great local neighborhood with food nearby!

Thank Lexi V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are beautiful, nicely landscaped and colorful. It is free for the garden and only $2.00 for the greenhouse. There is also a gorgeous Thai Pavilion donated by the Thailand government. Definitely a must see attraction.

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Olbrich Gardens is a year round destination on Madison's East side. Walk outside but also enjoy the indoor "green house". The beautiful Thai Pavilion is also on the grounds. Plenty of parking. Usually free but sometimes there is a charge for special events. Many Madisonians...More

Thank Lyngaas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is so beautiful. Well maintained and so intimately designed and fabulous for the whole family, it is a great day trip in any season.Weddings are glorious.

Thank Sue K
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Monty's Blue Plate Diner
331 reviews
1.34 km away
Glass Nickel Pizza Co. - Madison East
204 reviews
.51 km away
Dobhan
66 reviews
1.31 km away
Next Door Brewing Company
52 reviews
.84 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
18 reviews
1.38 km away
Barrymore Theatre
32 reviews
1.37 km away
Monkey Business Institute
30 reviews
.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Christine G
18 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
0
Votes
lynnwahl
10 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes