Olbrich Botanical Gardens & Bolz Conservatory

Photo by Sharon Cybart
Photo by Kai Stanecki
Photo by Sharon Cybart
Photo by Sharon Cybart
View Website Favorite (25) 3330 Atwood Ave - Madison, WI 53704
Information: 608-246-4550

Outdoor Gardens: April-Sept, 8am-8pm; Oct 9am-6pm, Nov-Mar, 9am-4pm. Bolz Conservatory & Growing Gifts Shop: 10am-4pm daily and until 5pm on Sundays.

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Olbrich Botanical Gardens, winner of the national Garden of Excellence Award, features 16 acres of outdoor specialty gardens, including a sunken garden with an eighty-foot reflecting pool and a perennial garden with a meandering stream. A two-acre rose garden with a two-story, stone rose tower highlights Midwest-hardy shrub roses. The exotic Thai Pavilion and Garden is the only one in the continental U.S. An accessible tram travels the gardens weekends spring and fall, and daily during summer, for people who need assistance getting around the gardens. The year-round tropical Bolz Conservatory, a sunny 50-foot-high glass pyramid, houses ferns, palms, and flowering plants along with a waterfall, birds, and fish. Visit the gift shop and horticultural library. Attend year-round events, concerts,and classes for children and adults. Guided 60 minute narrated tours for 10-50 people at $3/person, Mon-Fri 10am-3pm. Advance registration required for tours.

  • Shopping Type
    • Specialty Shop
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Arboretum/Botanical
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