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Address: 620 Babcock Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Phone Number: 608-262-1549
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Description: Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, these public...
Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, these public gardens serve as outdoor classrooms in the study and research of plant identification, ecology and site management techniques in horticulture.
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A nice visit while on the university campus

The Allen Centennial Gardens were a pleasant surprise when we "discovered" them while taking a stroll through the university campus. The flowers and various plants were set in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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NJ
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The Allen Centennial Gardens were a pleasant surprise when we "discovered" them while taking a stroll through the university campus. The flowers and various plants were set in different styles and settings.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a very well landscaped garden in the midst of the UW-Madison campus, perfect for a little stroll, and learning a bit about the flora to boot. There's always something too see, from Spring to Fall.

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Madison, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Only there once but a little gem tucked away from the normal university hustle and bustle. Go and enjoy!

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Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Centennial Gardens are a beautiful space located in the heart of the University of Wisconsin and are maintained by the horticulture department of the school. It was noted that a lot of the flowers planted were annuals, which means it is truly a labor of love for the students to plant each year and watch them disappear in a... More 

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WI
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Cute little garden, worth the time to stop by and peek around. I even got some fun growing ideas for my own garden. Kids love it too because it has a lot of little places to look around and plants are at their own level.

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Northern Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I stopped here briefly during my visit to the University. The gardens are very well manicured and maintained. I wish I would have had more time to sit and enjoy the serene atmosphere. I think this would be a great place to quietly read a book or maybe just reflect. There is a wide variety of different plants and flowers... More 

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Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have to agree with Amy T - what a find! We were just driving around Sunday morning before leaving town and saw this. What a beautiful garden in only 2 1/2 acres; it is the most densely planted garden with flowers and veggies that I have seen - and all very colorful. You can easily walk through it in... More 

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Rochester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This free garden on the University of Wisconsin campus is a hidden treasure. It is not only beautiful but educational. I'm sure most students don't appreciate it - I know I didn't when I was here. The wide variety of plants and garden types in such a small space is a credit to the creators and those who maintain these... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A friend and I literally rode by this house and garden, having no knowledge of it's existence. The flowers along the fence were so beautiful that we had to stop and walk in to see more. It is a lovely garden, including a water fall and pond. I took a few pictures and wished that we had more time to... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Not too far off University Avenue, a one block garden hideaway at the old Dean's house. Changing displays from year to year. Plenty of color and interesting plant choices. A variety of gardens are planted.

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