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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
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+1 608-246-4550
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"thai pavilion"
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"butterfly exhibit"
in 68 reviews
"rose garden"
in 45 reviews
"tropical plants"
in 39 reviews
"indoor conservatory"
in 21 reviews
"water features"
in 32 reviews
"full bloom"
in 15 reviews
"small fee"
in 27 reviews
"special events"
in 22 reviews
"year round"
in 23 reviews
"wonderful place to visit"
in 14 reviews
"gift shop"
in 41 reviews
"no charge"
in 16 reviews
"east side"
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"couple of hours"
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"spend an afternoon"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was married here almost 20 years ago. It has changed quite a bit since then, all for the better. A very well maintained garden. Its really lovely to visit the Conservatory in the winter - its warm, humid, full of birds and plants, bubbling...More

Thank Jeans_Green_Earth
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Firstly, the staff are sweet and so helpful and kind. We are from the Midwest so we are used to talking to everyone....it was reciprocated from the helpful ladies at the info desk and the attendants in the gardens itself. Any kind of question we...More

Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful!!! There are wonderful paths connecting all áreas of the gardens, plenty of places for kids to run and see various types of plants. You can get a map for a quarter, worth it for our first visit... it won't be the...More

Thank kargalvan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breathtaking spring stroll thru the gardens and you will forget all about being in the middle of a city.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its all free. Its all about kids. Lots of stuff to do and animals to see. They are constantly updating all the attractions

Thank arianed494
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Killing time before a Dr. appt. Was very nice and warm and humid, getting out of a dreary WI winter rain is heaven. The outdoor gardens are very beautiful except not that day. I sat on a bench and just enjoyed the warmth and greenery....More

Thank muskie999
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love Olbrich. I always find something new and wonderful to look at. It's a great place for pictures, a lazy stroll, or to check out one of the great events.

Thank Renee C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you live in Madison this is a great place to entertain guests. There is a tropical dome (perfect for winter) and in the warmer months they have transportation for people who have trouble walking. The Thai temple is unique. It was built in Thailand,...More

Thank billfeeny
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved roaming the gardens, which are beautiful. Olbrich has a variety of gardens, secluded places to sit and meditate, music on a specified schedule. An amazing place.

Thank marlynnm2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the gardens this summer and had a wonderful time. They have a wide variety of plants to look at and enjoy. There is also an indoor part with ponds and the sound of running water is soothing. If you want a nice peaceful...More

Thank Brian A
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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
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lynnwahl
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
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