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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 Garden - A lot of Variety

Large gardens full of flowers and other plants along many winding paths. Saw the largest hibiscus I have ever seen! Enjoyed the Thai garden.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Large gardens full of flowers and other plants along many winding paths. Saw the largest hibiscus I have ever seen! Enjoyed the Thai garden.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went when they had the butterfly display. It was fun for everyone to see butterflies up close. They also display the cocoons. The gardens are beautiful. Depending when you are visiting will determine what flowers are blooming. The roses are magnificent. Take the walk to the pagoda, it is awesome. If you are handicapped/unable to walk, they have a very... More 

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Oshkosh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It was an enjoyable walk through the gardens with my wife. Even though it was extremely hot out the trees and a slight breeze and the beauty of the garden made for an almost perfect day. The price was perfect (free).

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Sun Prairie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We lived in the Madison area for 18 years, and hadn't visited. My cousin was in town so we decided to take her here. What a nice way to spend a couple of hours walking around outside. Beautiful, well-kept gardens.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

In the winter the tropical dome is exceptional. In the summer the gardens are a never ending guide to new land scaping

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Always a wonderful place to go at any time. Seasonal changes make this a delight! From spring to summer to fall and winter, Olbrich knows how to please your senses of flowers and shrubs. We take our grandchildren and they love to roam the various paths and then find us.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've gone here a couple times already and really enjoyed the sights. I decided to go back there to take some engagement photos. That day, there was a wedding so photography by other groups was limited. I also never knew that you had to pay to take pictures of yourself or people in the garden since it's free admission. They... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We've been to the garden in the past and there is no doubt that this is a marvelous collection of flora and fauna cast in a variety of garden types. This time, there were butterflies. A large collection of butterflies was on display and the atrium was filled with butterflies to see... I don't think this is a long term... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Olbrich Gardens remains a favorite spot in Madison, Wi. From the interior conservatory to the sprawling outdoor gardens, I have never been disappointed on a tour.

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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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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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