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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
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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Beautiful Botanical Garden ~ Walking Trails

On a recent trip to Madison for an academic conference, I had the chance to sneak away to walk through this 16 acre garden with my husband. The garden is mostly outside, and opens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to Madison for an academic conference, I had the chance to sneak away to walk through this 16 acre garden with my husband. The garden is mostly outside, and opens early. We were there in mid-April, and the bulbs were starting to open and we were treated to daffodils and hyacinth-galore! The trees were still just... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It is so pretty and can go and relax in nature. Parts of the garden walk are free. The gardens are world class and few visitors go since it is off the main sights in Madison. Worth the 10 minute drive from the Capital

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Olbrich Gardens has a very nice conservatory which is home to a waterfall and koi ponds with bridges for viewing the fish, along with tropical plants, birds that live there year-round, orchids, and educational signs throughout for adults and children to learn more about the plants and how they grow and are used. There's also a gift shop, and occasionally... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting the gardens, but nothing was in bloom outside yet. Can't wait to go back when it is, as it's a beautiful property.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Olbrich Gardens is a beautiful place to spend some time. It always brings back wonderful memories for me. My husband and I were married there in Sept 87. It's a wonderful place to visit if you would like some serenity. Take time in your day to smell the roses all kinds of them.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had a getaway weekend with my wife. We toured State Street and it was like being back in college. Very unique shops. bustling with student activity. The view of the capitol is always breathtaking

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Came here just out of curiosity. Gardens are beautiful. The trails are lovely as well. It was a really nice day and was a lovely walk around the gardens. Plenty of space for kids to play!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My parents live close, so on a visit to see them they took me here. So beautiful and peaceful!! We have also been there in the Christmas season and saw the train display. My boys LOVED that very much!! Can't wait to go again next time we visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Especially in colder months, the attached enclosed rain forest is amazing. Just about every area at the Gardens is worth seeing.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We loved seeing the Thai building with the beautiful gold leaf. Wish we would have been here in the spring or summer. I bet it is wonderful

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