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“small in size big in enjoyment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue Madison, Madison, WI 53704
608-246-4550
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Ranked #1 of 52 Attractions in Madison
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing foliage
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Owner description: 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.
Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“small in size big in enjoyment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A nice place to walk with people of all ages. The annual butterfly exhibit is fun but do not come during or after a rain... no butterflies to be seen.

Visited July 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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“Amazing inside and out - bring your camera!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The inside conservatory is gorgeous - winding pathways, waterfall, birds, butterflies, and Koi -- but especially THICK green everywhere. The outdoor gardens are equally enthralling. So much to see, but small enough not to feel overwhelming.

Visited September 2012
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Northern Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful & low cost”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Beautiful setting with seasonal flowers and oriental landscaping. There was a wedding there when I visited. Take your camera because there are lots of photo opportunities.

Visited September 2012
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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Stunning! A definitive must-see. And its free!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

A real big and the most beautiful garden I've ever seen. Be sure not to miss the Thai garden with the fully gold covered Thai pavilion in it!!

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“beautiful gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Caught the last day of the butterfly exhibit. Kids loved seeing the displays of butterflies from around the world and hunt in the outside gardens for stamps to earn a custard from Micheal's. Enjoyable as always.

Visited August 2012
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