Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Garden, Sculpture Garden, and Performing Arts Venue
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  • gardens
  • flowers
  • thai pavilion
  • trails
  • conservatory
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  • Laura W.
    Laura WJuly 29
    16 acres of manicured gardens along with an indoor conservatory. Just southeast of the Botanical Gardens is a new beer garden.
  • Melody M.
    Melody McMichaelOctober 6, 2016
    Pretty outdoor free gardens, great to walk around or sit on a shady bench. Herb garden has a really large variety of plants!
  • Melody M.
    Melody McMichaelOctober 6, 2016
    Free outdoor gardens, nice place to walk around or sit on a bench in the shade. Herb garden has a lot of neat varieties.
  • Melody M.
    Melody McMichaelOctober 6, 2016
    Free outdoor gardens. Pretty any time of the year, the herb garden has a ton of varieties
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJuly 6, 2016
    Free to explore the grounds, the tropical garden admission is $2.
  • Charles K.
    Charles KochMay 31, 2016
    Not just a summer destination. The gardens seem to change with every week. Visit often...it's free!
  • JH H.
    JH H-DMay 12, 2016
    So much to see all year round. Stunning
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonMay 9, 2016
    The gardens are great for 1-2 hours. The conservatory is dated.
  • Colby M.
    Colby MoorbergMarch 13, 2016
    The Conservatory is closed for maintenance until March 18.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaubNovember 18, 2015
    Beautiful free garden in Madison.
  • Yoli Z.
    Yoli ZOctober 14, 2015
    You absolutely cannot skip the Thai Pavilion if you're here. You'll kick yourself otherwise. It's magical
  • Lindsay E.
    Lindsay EllisOctober 8, 2015
  • Pat N.
    Pat NunemakerSeptember 25, 2015
    Lovely relaxing surroundings
  • Carol K.
    Carol Kleiber ToomSeptember 8, 2015
    Absolutely gorgeous place! Loved it every piece of it!
  • Chauderz
    ChauderzSeptember 7, 2015
    The botanical garden is definitely worth the 2 USD. Bring a camera, & take lots of pictures. Climb the tower also!
  • Alexander O.
    Alexander OlcottMay 29, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The Thai pavilion is beautiful. In the winter the conservatory will help warm you up.
  • Niharika S.
    Niharika ShahJanuary 19, 2015
    Wander the paths and trails!
  • Jessie W.
    Jessie WNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for taking in the outdoors! Must see the Thai pavilion
  • TJ K.
    TJ KOctober 5, 2014
    Nice, free outdoor botanical garden.
  • Casey K.
    Casey KellerSeptember 5, 2014
    There's a lot of things to see here, make sure you don't miss anything!
  • Alexander O.
    Alexander OlcottAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Incredible free garden with beautiful outdoor displays. The indoor garden is also great, it does have a small fee though. Make sure to go to the Thai garden it is amazing.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MacAugust 14, 2014
    Beauty abounds in plentiful outdoor spaces. The wooden arbor is completely brilliant. Who knew?
  • Doug C.
    Doug CvetkovichAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    I love voting here!
  • Marcela K.
    Marcela KapferJuly 21, 2014
    Blooming Butterflies Event....overpriced! But, the outside gardens are very nice.
  • Carol B.
    Carol BarthNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Story time here is amazing! The teacher is great & the craft activities are outstanding. Register early as classes fill quickly.
  • Carol B.
    Carol BarthOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The new bathrooms are amazing! Check them out!
  • Travis B.
    Travis BurtonAugust 2, 2013
    A great place to walk around and center one's self.
  • Erin J.
    Erin JonesJuly 8, 2013
    It's worth the $2 to see the amazing assortment of tropical plants in the dome, while the outdoor gardens are free and great for meandering around with kids
  • GA R.
    GA RJuly 5, 2013
    Great place for photography.
  • Alena B.
    Alena BryhanJanuary 26, 2013
    Pretty fantastic!
  • Katie M.
    Katie M.August 8, 2012
    Spent hours here and loved it! Not necessary to purchase tickets to see the butterfly garden, but it is neat.
  • Olga K.
    Olga KirilchukMay 27, 2012
    By far the prettiest gardens I have seen, and the outside is free $)))
  • Dawn M.
    Dawn MortimerOctober 27, 2011
    Think about checking out the Madison B Cycle
  • Cherry
    CherryAugust 5, 2011
    Butterfly garden is disappointing & a waste of your time & money. Much prefer the beautiful outdoor garden.
  • PhotographySchools.com
    We recommend you bike here! The paths leading directly to the gardens see sights such as community gardens and coops. Be sure to save some film for the gardens--the colorful foliage is striking.
  • Super Z.
    Super ZuMay 23, 2010
    Had a great time here on mother's day, plenty of photo ops and mom loved it. Always free and open to the public!
  • Derek G.
    Derek GeblerApril 27, 2010
    Check out the Thai Pavilion & Garden. It was a gift from the Thai Government and the Thai Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Great for photography, fun for the kids. Read more
  • Dawn S.
    Dawn SMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Last day of the Spring Flower Show is today. Don't forget to walk over the only Thai pavilion in the continental United States as well
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