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Address: 3330 Atwood Avenue Madison, Madison, WI 53704
Phone Number: 608-246-4550
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: One of Madison's most popular attractions, this oasis of green includes a...
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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Excellent stop, friendly staff

I have been wanting to stop here for a while and finally got a chance. After talking to one of the nice ladies at the counter we found out that we had gotten there early enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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223 reviews 223 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have been wanting to stop here for a while and finally got a chance. After talking to one of the nice ladies at the counter we found out that we had gotten there early enough on a Wednesday to get into the conservatory for free. We also got to see a flower in bloom that only blooms for 3... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife really loves this place, she and I go here here once a year. There are a ton of things to see, I have to admitt it is something I never thought would be very interesting to me but I think a stroll around this place will change your mind.

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Madison, WI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I go here a few times a year. Each season is different. In the summer there are many weddings going on and beautiful rose gardens. I love just walking the gardens and they add different gardens with different themes all the time. Easy to spend a few hours here. The indoor garden is very nice as well but the outdoor... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

One of Madisons places for a must visit , near lake and parks, nice paths to follow and great to take a family walk or go alone. Inside you pay a buck to spend time in especially for winters to defrost , the butterfly show and others are wonderful, Cants say enough about this place.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Olbrich Botanical gardens is an excellent place to visit in Madison, WI, USA. You need a fully day to visit and enjoy at this place. Varieties of plants and trees is an interesting thing to see and learn about.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Free to visit most of the gardens and only $2 to see the tropical plants section. There was also a bonsai display that was free from the local bonsai society. The gardens are broken in themed areas, including wildflowers, a bulb meadow, the Thai pavilion, the rose garden, the herb garden, sunken garden etc. Delightful water features abound, as well... More 

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New York City, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Free garden with an unbelieveable array of plants and flowers. Different gardens with different themes. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is smaller then what we are used to in the Chicago area, but it was quaint and pretty. The gift shop was very nice as well for gifts to take home!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

This garden is always well groomed and landscaped. A lot of thought and efforts were evidently put into this attraction. It is fascinating to visit the garden to see the different blooms and plants throughout the spring and summer. In the winter, a visit to the observatory practically cures winter blues. The blooms starts anytime in April and one can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

So many beautiful flowers and gardens. The Gold shrine was amazing and also the gazing pools. All the paths were fun to walk. Beautiful trees and bushes.

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