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“Always something new each season.” 4 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 127 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Wausau, Wisconsin
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Always something new each season.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

We most often stop in and see the gardens when in Madison. With warm weather coming early and staying late the gardens were particularly spectacular this year. We are great hosta fan's and they abound. Everything is so well done and worth the trip.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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