Olbrich Botanical Gardens70 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704, USA, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6082464550
- Ticket Price: 2 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
A great place to stroll around at in the evening, the Olbrich Botanical Gardens are simply beautiful. Very well kept and maintained these garden surprise you with pleasant delights at almost every corner. Lots of flowers and distinct flora and fauna to explore. The Horticulture magazine has even voted this Madison attraction as one of the top ten gardens in North America. It sprawls across a whopping 16 acres. Apart from leisure you can visit the park even for activities and events held regularly.
Entrance Ticket Details For Olbrich Botanical Gardens
- Given ticket prices are for adults.
- Children 5 & under: Free
- Olbrich Botanical Society members: Free
Olbrich Botanical Gardens Hours
- Closed on July 17th and 18th, 2017 in preparation for Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies.
- Closed on Thanks giving Day.
How to Reach Olbrich Botanical Gardens
- Atwood & Garrison (WB) Bus Station
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Olbrich Botanical Gardens Reviews & Ratings
What a wonderfully beautiful place! We had a very nice walk around. The gardens are gorgeous. The atmosphere very pleasant. Was a little worried about some of the very mean looking bugs, but they didn't attack us, so all was well. Saw some wildlife, and lots of bees. People were kayaking and biking in the area. Well worth the trip!
Beautiful park, especially for being free. My kids enjoyed the walk and there was plenty to see. This trip was done at night to see the lights and we were impressed. There was a charge for this special event, but we felt it was very much justified.
My favorite thing I've done in Madison. I'm here for less than a week and I've already been twice (and considering a third trip). There's something for everyone- beautiful plants, excellent design, curated sculptures. The first day my wife and I mostly wandered around to look at everything, except for a few periods to wait out rain, sit in the Serenity garden, and read a book under a grape arbor.
Gleam at Olbrich Botanical Gardens was spectacular this year! Many interactive light installations, with lots of opportunities for patrons to participate in the art. The bird sculpture in the Thai Pavilion was particularly beautiful, while the musical sphere was eerily moving.
NOT WHAT AS GOOD AS IT USE TO BE I understand there is a sign at the front entrance that say photographers who are taking senior photos and family photos must pay for a permit, but it is ridiculous. The price is about $30 which is a waste of money and time; might as well allow us to pick their flowers with that price. We came in to take photos and they eyed us as we came in and then had us pay for it despite only going to take pictures not of family or any senior photos but for other reasons. They explained that if we use their garden for any photos, then we have to get a permit from them (which i might add, they never gave to us). They started going over the guidelines which are one of the most obvious guidelines that are/should be common sense. One of my friends asked how about people who use their phones to take pictures, but she couldn't give us an answer, only a "well..." and proceeded to count the money we wasted for a 1 day permit. Olbrich garden is a nice place, but with its ridiculous price of $30 for a dumb permit, it isn't worth it. Not only that, the majority of the areas have art everywhere they just ruin a lot of the scenic views: the thai pagoda for example which have these bird things that hang from it and a person who is guarding the inside of the pagoda, barring us from entering at all, or the weird hanging lights at the tower and the outline of a face hanging above one of the fountains. Art can be beautiful, but laying it out wherever like that doesn't make a garden any more pretty. I suggest Olbrich garden think about the overly expensive photography permit because with that, it deters anyone, any photographers, to take any photos. i suggest anyone who is going to take photos just use a phone camera because $30 is not worth it, or better yet go elsewhere for photography.
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