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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
+1 608-246-4550
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Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison
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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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“thai pavilion” (118 reviews)
“rose garden” (45 reviews)
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3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
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"thai pavilion"
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"butterfly exhibit"
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"rose garden"
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"tropical plants"
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"indoor garden"
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"water features"
in 33 reviews
"full bloom"
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"small fee"
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"special events"
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"wonderful place to visit"
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"year round"
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"gift shop"
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"no charge"
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"couple of hours"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The inside self guided tour is only $2, easy on the wallet for big families. Although, it’s not a huge indoor space, there’s lots to see and has many beautiful things to look at. Not to mention, the kids love the birds and butterflies that...More

Thank melsuemoo
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much to see. Sited on the lake it is a wonderful use of space. Many different displays and offerings.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very well laid out. The tram tour was great and worked well for people that had limited mobility. You still got to see a lot! I also walked around and really had a chance to see things closer up as well. I highly recommend. It...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens are always so beautifully maintained. It does not matter when you go, everything looks wonderful. The Thai pavilion adds a unique element as well. The only downside - going home to your own garden afterward can be depressing!

Thank Denise P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An interesting place atn any time of the year with various setups appropriate to the season or celebration. Examples are a Thai festival where the lines were very long for the food but worth it in some instances. The gardens were open to wander around...More

Thank Rita21_12
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This collection of gardens is as diverse as the city it resides in! There is a park across the street for picnic-ing and maybe a little fishing when you are done at the Gradens. Olbrich isn't big enough to make a whole day out it...More

Thank Amy E
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No matter the time of year there is always something to see. Displays are creative and fun. A fun place to take aging friends who can't take long walks anymore

Thank A G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice, relaxing spot to unwind and mingle with nature. Any time of year is nice. Peaceful and rejuvenating any time of year.

Thank 91_k12
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I live about one mile from Olbrich Gardens, so we have visited many times. It's on our must do list whenever we have out-of-town guests. The authentic Thai pavilion--only one in North America--is peaceful as well as beautiful. The approach to the garden observes the...More

Thank r8ter2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the gardens and spotting the gift from the Thai government. Paid a couple of dollars to go into the conservatory to see the tropical plants but the corpse plant wasn't quite ready to flower (which given the smell it releases may be...More

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Fiorella H
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Renee C | Reviewed this property |
sorry no pets are allowed.
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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
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