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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
+1 608-246-4550
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
+1 608-246-4550
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice place to visit when you want a mental escape. Walking the grounds and soaking in the natural beauty of the many plants and flowers is quite an experience. They offer outdoor concerts which I think would be absolutely magical. Gift shop has beautiful and...More

Thank kdvw4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely manicured grounds. Greenhouse graced by fluttering butterflies. Gift shop. Staff supported by 150 obviously dedicated volunteers. Visit!

Thank tampatowers
Reviewed 3 days ago

How can a place this surreal and beautiful be free? I'm not sure, but while it is, I'll take family and friends here.

Thank Clayton G
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had a wonderful time Thanks to the front desk girl at comfort inn airport Madison Tracy for recommending

Thank maryowens790
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the largest botanical gardens we have been to. Saw the butterfly display on its last day very fun!! The grounds were beautiful even saw a wedding party while we were there. Must take a lot of work and volunteers, plus the day only...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 6 days ago

I lived in Thailand 1 year. My wife is Thai. We have 2 children. I was searching things to do in Madison and was introduced to this magnificent structure. Brought it to my wife's attention and placed it on our next trip to Madison list....More

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Olbrich Gardens are truly beautiful! Every time we visit Madison we make a stop. A volunteer gave me helpful ideas for flowers to add to my shade garden back home! The park was open at no cost!

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice place to visit to see many plants and flowers. i like the springtime to walk the paths and to visit the tropical plants.

Thank helen836
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Any time of year, Olbrich Gardens Is a gem and well worth the visit. Special events including concerts, art/light displays and much more only add to the allure of these beautiful gardens. For those less able to navigate the paths, a seasonal tram tour allows...More

Thank gawarfield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must for a date. Plenty of beautiful flowers and the such to view. I proposed to my wife here almost 13 years ago. My kids enjoy going here as well, especially for the butterflies.

Thank nathanielross17
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Christine G
June 18, 2017|
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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
June 10, 2016|
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Response from threegirlsmomWI | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge they do not have wheelchairs to rent. But it is wheelchair friendly throughout most of the garden. I have seen many people in the Gardens in wheelchairs. The do have a tram that many ride in throughout the... More