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Allen Centennial Gardens

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My visit to the Allen Centennial Garden was made in early October. The garden was still full of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
marisa k
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Beautiful garden that is well kept up. It is amazing how many different plants they can get into... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michelle G
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Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, these public gardens serve as outdoor classrooms in the study and research of plant identification, ecology and site management techniques in horticulture.
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620 Babcock Dr, Madison, WI 53706-1210
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+1 608-262-1549
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My visit to the Allen Centennial Garden was made in early October. The garden was still full of color and texture, despite the cooler temperatures. This little gem is located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The hustle and bustle of campus life seems to...More

Thank marisa k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful garden that is well kept up. It is amazing how many different plants they can get into this small, but, MUST see garden! They change it up every year.

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This garden is right on the grounds of the university of Wisconsin. We were there in July when everything was in full bloom.Because I like to take photos, we spent about an hour here.

Thank kathylh2
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The gardens are peaceful and beautiful and free to the public. There are a wide variety of flowers and plants and places to sit.

Thank Betty T
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This free small garden on the UW-Madison campus is quiet and restful place. There are plenty of benches for a nice pause from the busy, busy world outside. The setting is beautiful with paths that take you past different environments and near a pond full...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a nice, quiet, out of the way garden on the UW-Madison campus. Such a wonderful assortment of flowers and a beautiful little pond with fish and a gorgeous red bridge, ideal for photos.

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

In summer, I enjoy a sunset stroll through this gorgeous & interesting historical garden on the UW campus. I am amazed at how much beauty and information can be displayed in such a small place. Perfect for weddings & small concerts, too.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Gardens are small but beautifully kept and free. The bridge and water are especially refreshing. It is located within an easy walk of Babcock Dairy which offers incredible ice cream

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It is a wonderful place to visit and walk through the different areas of the garden to see what they have done or added each Spring ,Summer and Fall weddings are held here and it is a nice place to have a nice quiet sit...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Look, learn and enjoy the many "zones" of various gardens and plant types. Or, just sit on a bench and inhale it all. Or, using the supplied food pellets, feed the golden Koi fish in the water garden. This place is wonderful. Really wonderful. You...More

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SINROSSCO
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Response from Ed L | Property representative |
That's a great time to visit! The woodland garden will be in full bloom, and the spring bulb displays should be near their peak as well.
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