Olbrich Botanical Gardens & Bolz Conservatory

Photo by Sharon Cybart
Photo by Kai Stanecki
Photo by Sharon Cybart
Photo by Sharon Cybart


  • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Access via Ramp
  • Adaptive Equipment Available
    • Manual wheelchairs and electric scooters available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Accessible Parking
    • Yes
  • Service Animals Welcome
    • Yes
  • ADA-Compliant Rooms
    • Yes
  • ADA-Compliant Bathrooms
    • Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible Trails
    • Packed Gravel/Dirt Pathway
    • Paved Concrete
    • Boardwalk
    • Pavers
    • Brick or Stone
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Arboretum/Botanical

Olbrich Botanical Gardens & Bolz Conservatory

3330 Atwood Ave - Madison, WI 53704
Information: 608-246-4550
Olbrich's outdoor gardens are open daily, year-round. See website for current hours.
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Stroll through 16 acres of outdoor display gardens and an indoor, tropical conservatory at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. In the outdoor gardens, visit the Royal Thai Pavilion and Garden. Olbrich's Thai Pavilion is the only one in the continental United States and the only one outside of Thailand surrounded by a garden. Explore other specialty gardens such as the Perennial Garden, Sunken Garden, and Herb Garden. 

Then, visit the tropics without leaving Madison! The Bolz Conservatory, a sunny 50-foot-high glass pyramid, houses a diverse collection of tropical plants, a rushing waterfall, free-flying birds, and blooming orchids. See the plants on which some very common foods grow, such as banana, coffee, and vanilla. Get an up close and personal look at carnivorous plants as well. Temperatures in the Conservatory range from 65 degrees to 95 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, making this a truly tropical escape.

Free admission to outdoor gardans. Donations accepted.