Madison Sights

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

  • 3330 Atwood Ave. Map It
  • Madison
  • Garden/Arboretum
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

On Madison's far-east side, this garden has been acclaimed by Horticulture Magazine as being among North America's top ten. What sets the 16-acre garden of roses, herbs, and rocks apart is its authentic Thai pavilion, the only example in the continental United States and a gift from Thailand's government in 2001. It is surrounded by native plantings. Tropical plants and flowers, plus a rushing waterfall and free-flying birds, thrive in the gardens' year-round glass-pyramid conservatory heated to between 65°F and 95°F.

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3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, Wisconsin, 53704, United States

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  • Gardens free, conservatory $2 (free Wed. and Sat. 10–noon)
  • Gardens Apr.–Sept., daily 8–8; Oct., daily 9–6; Nov.–Mar., daily 9–4. Conservatory Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 10–5

Published 07/22/2015


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