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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  • In April, the place to see is their tropical gardens. It was reasonably priced. The trail is a spiral going up to the tree tops. Many lovely flowers and bushes and trees. The birds flying within the s...  more »
  • Gardens were great! We had beautiful weather so really made for a fantastic day. Gift shop was nice. Everything was well maintained.  more »
  • We went in the early spring, it was cold outside but fun to see the trees and plants starting to blossom. It also was nice to see the conservatory inside with all the lush tropical plants and to warm ...  more »
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  • LITERALLY the most gorgeous place in Madison. Lovely volunteers that are kind, educational, helpful, friendly, and all around fabulous. The outdoor gardens are unmatched by anything I've ever seen. They are natural artwork--just masterpieces. And the greenhouse is unbelievably lush and diversely vibrant (and a great place to visit in the winter if you're missing tropical warmth). All the adorable little birds are a treat. Easily one of my favourite places in all of Madison.
  • There aren’t words for how beautiful this place is in the spring and summer. My kids love it, and I love it just as much if not more. The flowers and plants and decorations are just stunning, and we even got to see some toads hopping around in the mud. The Japanese garden part has such a magical feel to it. As a photographer, I really take in everything down to its smallest details. I can’t wait to go again when the weather warms back up. I’ll have to make a trip by myself so I can capture all the photos that I want to, because the possibilities here are endless.
  • If you're a nature lover, I highly recommend visiting Olbrich. You'll definitely want to go back after you do. They have a large variety of plants and flowers. You will also spot a lot of butterflies and bees. My friend had her wedding ceremony here. So incredibly gorgeous!
  • Olbrich is a very beautiful and gorgeous garden in Madison! Everything is absolutely charming from the entrance to the pathways, landscape, plants and then to the conservatory. There are lots of butterflies, birds, quail in the conservatory. I can also see the Thai Sala, it is lovely and wonderful, everyone should not miss this spot! I really enjoy my time here and I would highly recommend this place to especially to anyone who loves natures and gardens!
  • Love the Gardens! Beautiful place to walk, nice way to warm up in the winter (in the arboretum), good selection of classes. My favorite things are the shows (especially the Orchid and Bonsai shows) and the spring plant sale. The garden membership is a good deal, gets you into most gardens in the Midwest.
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