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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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Always something to see

I live nearby and always like walking here. The conservatory with its green jungle is particularly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Tropical in Winter

Just a relaxing, comfortable place in Winter. Really great in Summer. Enjoy a nice stroll... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joachim L
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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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3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live nearby and always like walking here. The conservatory with its green jungle is particularly appreciated in winter months. The landscaping is creative.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a relaxing, comfortable place in Winter. Really great in Summer. Enjoy a nice stroll exploring different plants and don't miss crossing the channel to see the pavilion.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the gardens for an art fair, not realizing what a nice little hidden gem this place is. The art fair was very nice too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I went to see the gardens. We did not even know they have a two level dome similar to the domes in Milwaukee. There was a large variety of beautiful plants that we had never seen before. There was someone on site...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Olbrich Gardens is a beautiful place to tour and see all their beautiful plants and flowers. This stop can take as long as you'd want it to because there's lots to see.. If you take your time. I was a little taken aback after hearing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

My granddaughter was very impressed. The grounds are clean and very pretty. So enjoyed the many shrubs and flowers.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Gleam light show was priced as high as light shows in other parts of th country but not as well planned out. There was quite a bit of walking where there were no light displays. The signings and direction were poor. Some displays were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The date we set aside to visit was rainy. Thinking this would not be a pleasant day to experience outdoor gardens, we were surprised that there is an inside dome that is absolutely tropical. I imagine this would be a great place to visit in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Another favorite spot for me in the city, love to visit all seasons. Nice garden, quiet and beautiful. Most recent visit was to attend Glee, which is a light show. The show was pretty nice but it was a little pricey. When there is no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank M800
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a nice place to spend a little time walking. Lots of little paths to explore and fun for all ages. It's a little drive away from downtown but I would recommend visiting when the flowers are in bloom. In early October, it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 8, 2018|
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Response from prettylillies99 | Reviewed this property |
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sorry no pets are allowed.
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Response from OlbrichGardens | Property representative |
Olbrich Botanical Gardens is located on the Capital City bike path, offering easy access to and from the gardens for bikers. However, bikes are not allowed inside the gardens or conservatory. There is plenty of bike parking... More