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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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808
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+1 608-246-4550
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"thai pavilion"
in 117 reviews
"butterfly exhibit"
in 68 reviews
"rose garden"
in 45 reviews
"tropical plants"
in 39 reviews
"indoor conservatory"
in 21 reviews
"water features"
in 33 reviews
"full bloom"
in 15 reviews
"small fee"
in 27 reviews
"special events"
in 22 reviews
"year round"
in 24 reviews
"wonderful place to visit"
in 14 reviews
"gift shop"
in 39 reviews
"no charge"
in 16 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 20 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 15 reviews
"few hours"
in 29 reviews
"visiting madison"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited in April when everything was still in winter mode, but we still really enjoyed the gardens. I'm sure in the spring/summer they are just gorgeous.

Thank Alicia Moss N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on a Saturday to check out the gardens. It was a welcome site in the middle of winter. The plants were mesmerizing.

Thank IrishFoodluvr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother’s wedding was hosted at the location. Space available for bridal group to get ready and prepared for wedding. Pictures were amazing! Location is perfect for wedding pictures and for family to enjoy.

Thank FrancesLugo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lovely place to visit, anytime of year. Nice place to walk around outside and appreciate nature. The grounds are beautifully kept. The inside gardens are great place to get away from the cold and remind yourself of the summer to come.

Thank Gail E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anytime someone is going there I tell them what happened on my last (of many) visits. My wife and I wanted to take pictures there on our wedding day and weren't aware that we were going to be turned away at the door by a...More

Thank Travis J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in or near Madison for all of my adult life...and that's a long time. Too often, I'm surprised when locals say they have never been to Olbrich Gardens. It's almost time for tulips and magnolias, and lilacs. Do yourself a favor and...More

Thank BarabooJane
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Olbrich Gardens has so much beauty that changes with the seasons, so it is a great place to go no matter what time of the year it is. Summers are great because it's usually warmer; Spring and Fall have their unique colors that are amazing;...More

Thank Rhonda H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have rotating exhibits inside and a lovely garden with multiple special shows outside. There are many concerts held here too. They have instructional courses throughout the year. It's worth a visit or ten.

Thank Lori N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visiting the Spring Flower Show. Small venue, but lots of interesting things to see - the longer you stay the more details you will see. Great artistic job!

Thank Kathy N
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

SO nice to see the butterfly's, birds, and blooms!! Refreshing to see live butterfly's and birds in this winter environment.

Thank cabusuttil
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Fiorella H
5 March 2018|
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Response from Renee C | Reviewed this property |
sorry no pets are allowed.
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Christine G
19 June 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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