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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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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
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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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Gorgeous Gardens

Beautifully kept gardens that delight the eyes and elevate the spirit. There are many varieties of plants and trees. Free will donations are accepted.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautifully kept gardens that delight the eyes and elevate the spirit. There are many varieties of plants and trees. Free will donations are accepted.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The garden is beautiful and it's free! Lots of beautiful settings to take amazing pictures. We saw many wedding parties taking pictures here. Our kids enjoyed the walk and the sights.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have been living in Madison for years now and had never visited the Olbrich Botanical Gardens before. So when a butterfly exhibition came up, I decided to right the wrong. The butterfly exhibition was awesome. There were so many different species of butterflies and it was a photographer's delight. Then I decided to inspect the garden. It is a... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We always stop at Olbrich when we are in Madison. The gardens are well maintained and I love finding new ideas for my own garden at home. The variety of plants is amazing.

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DeForest, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Of course, being up nort', our days to horticulturally impress, are numbered. So the late summer show begs to be appreciated & deservedly so! With a wide variety of flowers & shrubs, Olbrich has something for everyone. What a great place for wedding photos, as anyone in Dane County will probably attest. Winter blues got you down? Pop over to... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Beautifully arranged gardens and a spectacular Thai Pavillion. Free entry for the gardens and $2 for the Conservatory. Lots of free parking. Put this on your to do list for Madison.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

excellent presentation and upkeep. We have Chicago Botanic membership which get's you in here. Always enjoy going here when we come to Madison

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Elgin, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped in after seeing other reviews on our day trip to Madison. Beautiful gardens and butterfly exhibit. Spent a couple of hours walking around admiring the gardens.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The 16 acres of Olbrich Gardens is stunning in every season. There are many brick pathways winding around the gardens and thoughtfully placed seating areas throughout. The gold Thai temple is a gem. Olbrich's Thai Pavilion is the only one in the continental United States and the only one outside of Thailand surrounded by a garden. Walking the grounds of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lovely place to spend a few hours. Only 16 acres but packed with small garden venues. See the Thai house and the butterfly exhibit if available.

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Additional Information about Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Address: 3330 Atwood Avenue Madison, Madison, WI 53704
Phone Number: 608-246-4550
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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