Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison

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Explore 16 acres of outdoor gardens featuring stunning landscapes and Midwest-hardy plants. Visit the tropics year-round in the Bolz Conservatory and experience exotic plants, flowers, orchids, birds, and a waterfall.

Concerts, classes for adults and families, flower shows, and events year-round.

Outdoor Gardens are free and open daily.

Conservatory admission, $2

Conservatory is free on Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.

HOURS

Bolz Conservatory

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Outdoor Gardens

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. April - September

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. October

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. November - March
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  • Established in 1952, the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin, are noteworthy for the presence of a Thai pavilion or sala, which was a gift to the University of Wisconsin from the Thai...  more »
  • Took a walk into the conservatory on a cold and dreary winter day and immediately felt transported to another place. The warmth, incredible plants and the resident birds made this a great stop even.....  more »
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  • What a wonderfully beautiful place! We had a very nice walk around. The gardens are gorgeous. The atmosphere very pleasant. Was a little worried about some of the very mean looking bugs, but they didn't attack us, so all was well. Saw some wildlife, and lots of bees. People were kayaking and biking in the area. Well worth the trip!
  • Beautiful park, especially for being free. My kids enjoyed the walk and there was plenty to see. This trip was done at night to see the lights and we were impressed. There was a charge for this special event, but we felt it was very much justified.

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