Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison

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#1 of 189 in Parks in Wisconsin
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  • October 4, 2017
    lovely, expansive and varied botanical gardens and conservatory, mostly free. Note on website that you can get in free into the conservatory some mornings. Loved the place, especially the birch walk a...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Thai temple is stunning. If you have trouble walking there are vehicles that take you around. I recommend in colder times to spend an afternoon in the tropical room at the main facility. The gardens a...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    We had seen that these gardens were the top attraction in Madison and now having been, we can confirm that they are lovely and definitely worth a visit. The gardens are well laid out and you move from...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    A little piece of paradise. Beautifully presented at every turn something wonderful to see. Presently everything is blooming and bursting with greenness. Hundreds of shades of green with hundreds of colorful flowers. Great places to sit in solitude. Bring a camera or your phone - you will take a picture you would like on your wall.
  • May 30, 2017
    Free Access to the outdoor gardens (donations welcome). They have many different gardens and plants. Different landscaping, etc. Give yourself roughly 2 hours to walk everything at a slow pace. Its a good place to just enjoy being out and walking as well as a good place to go for ideas about plant arrangements.
  • June 30, 2017
    The grounds are well kempt and the staff is cheerful and friendly when you bump into them. The atmosphere is irenic but would be more conducive for studying if it wasn't so close to the road. Though the slight noise can make those intimate‚Äč conversations rather difficult, one still comes away with a memorable experience and strongly desires to visit again.
  • May 31, 2017
    Wish their were some maps throughout the garden... they have signs that point you in the direction of certain parts, but my husband and I found we often didn't know which parts we hadn't yet seen. Got a little turned around... but the garden is gorgeous nonetheless. We didn't like the art installation that was "cling film" wrapped between tree trunks... I'm an art major and I still don't like it...
  • May 8, 2017
    I wish I had had more time to spend here. I was visiting relatives and only had the afternoon. They have fantastic paths and garden areas and an indoor tropical area full of birds. What a photo op. UPDATE: Just attended a beautiful wedding and reception here! Fantastic facilities in a perfect setting.

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