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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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Address: 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
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
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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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Fun Place to spend an afternoon

I visited the botanical gardens a few times now and each time I go I find new and interesting things to look at. Keep up the good work Madison.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Obelix L
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Halstead, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice place and an enjoyable walk. The gardens are free also, which was even better. The conservatory was good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the botanical gardens a few times now and each time I go I find new and interesting things to look at. Keep up the good work Madison.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Olbrich has been a family favorite even before we moved to Madison. It is beautiful at any time of the year. Wonderful plantings, very nice walks, lots of water features and great ideas for gardeners. The greenhouse can be a great relief from the winter doldrumns (Check open and close times which may be different from the outside gardens). I... More 

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Goshen, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the garden. Just wish someone would have told us the glassed in part closed at 4pm so we were 5 min. late and had to return

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Thank bsteven10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Olbrich Gardens is a beautiful place to wander, drink in the gorgeous gardens and attend events such as art exhibits, weekend family concerts, fund raisers or the holiday toy train show at Christmas time. It's been a family tradition for years for us to go to the gardens in every season. In winter, the tropical indoor gardens are a lovely... More 

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Thank Rebecca Z
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Olbrich Gardens is beautiful and one of my favorite things in Madison! Absolutely gorgeous...I can not recommend this place enough!! The outside garden is free and the indoor is $2 each :)

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Waterloo, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to a funeral here last week, the staff was kind and it was a lovely venue. I noticed a bride and groom there that same evening, as there are meeting rooms for different ocassions.

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Windsor, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely spot to walk and reflect. Concerts in the summer in this beautiful garden are extra special, on certain evenings.

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Thank Carol E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to share the essence of Madison. So, Olbrich it was!! I was pleasantly surprised at the beauty and variety.

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Thank Terlayne
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place in Madison to relax, enmesh and yourself in beauty. Ah! The best part ismuch of it is free, but I do suggest you give a donation!

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