Visitor Information - Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Visitor Information

The Olbrich Botanical Garden features 16 acres of open-air gardens that showcase the beauty of the rugged plants of the central region in an environment of stylish architecture. prairie.

The Olbrich Garden and Thai Pavilion, unique in the continental United States, features an innovative tropical garden in the Midlands.

In June 2005, a new rose garden was opened to the public, with innovative mixed edges of roses and perennial shrub plants from the central region of the. Bolz, a 50-foot-high sunny glass pyramid, houses a diverse collection of tropical plants, a waterfall, free-flying birds and flowering orchids throughout the year.

The Botanical Center is integral

There are classes, programs and educational events for adults and children throughout the year.

The Botanical Garden Olbrich is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Rhapsody in Bloom.

Standard tariffs, schedules and passes can be suspended in a manner temporary for special events.

Outdoor Gardens Schedule

October from 9 am at 6 p.m.

November to March from 9 a.m. at 4 p.m.

Bolz Greenhouse Hours

From Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. at 4 p.m.

Gift Shop Hours

From Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. at 4 p.m.

Schumache Horticulture Library Schedules

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Every day from 10 a.m. at 4 pm

Standard fees, schedules and passes can be temporarily suspended for special events

Parking for cars and buses is free for all visitors.

Open-air gardens and free of charge.

The Bolz Conservatory, General public: $ 2
Children under 5 years: free > Members of the Olbrich Botanic Society: free

Admission is free for the general public on Wednesday and Saturday morning from 10 am at 12 pm

The open-air gardens and the Bolz Greenhouse of the Olbrich botanical garden can be accessed in wheelchairs and strollers.

There are wheelchairs and electric bikes available at the Olbrich hall. All entrances are equipped with electric gates, and access to all bathrooms is prepared for disabled guests. Service animals are allowed in the open-air gardens and the greenhouse.

Outdoor Gardens
The open-air gardens of Olbrich do not have stairs, have wide paths of bricks and stones, and benches frequent stops to rest throughout the gardens.

Olbrich Tramway The 12-passenger Olbrich tram offers free trips around the 16-acre open-air gardens, mainly for visitors they need help. The green electric streetcar complies with the rules set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and has been modified to allow wheelchair users to enter. It runs along a circular path around the gardens, where passengers go up and down several stops to enjoy the many gardens of Olbrich. As they travel, passengers hear an interpretive message about Olbrich's history, gardens and sustainable gardening practices. The tram runs every day from August 10 a.m. at 5 p.m., with weekend service available in September and October.

Services
If you need an interpreter, materials in alternative formats, or other facilities to access Olbrich's garden services, activities or programs, call 608-246-4550 or TDD 608-267-4980. Please call within 48 hours of the program so that the necessary arrangements can be made in a timely manner.

Directions Directions

Follow the directions given below as a guide to getting to botanical garden Olbrich. Or visit www.mapquest.com to plan a personal route.

From Downtown Madison
Exit from East Washington to Fair Oaks Avenue. Turn right. Continue on Fair Oaks to the second light at Atwood Avenue. Turn to the left. Travel 1/4 mile. The garden is on the left side of the street.

From Middleton
Go on Hwy 12 and 18 East. Exit onto Monona Drive. Take Monona Drive around the lake until you reach the Olbrich botanical garden, approximately 4 miles. (Monona Drive becomes Atwood Avenue on the curve that surrounds Lake Monona). Go on Hwy M to the east. Turn right onto Hwy 113. Turn right onto Packers Avenue onto Highway 30. Turn right onto Fair Oaks Avenue. Follow Fair Oaks to the second traffic light, Atwood Avenue. Turn to the left. Travel 1/4 mile.

From Route 90 Southeast (Chicago, Beloit, Janesville)
Take the Madison exit on Hwy 12 and 18. Exit onto Monona Drive. Take Monona Drive around the lake until you reach the Olbrich botanical garden, approximately 4 miles. (Monona Drive becomes Atwood Avenue on the curve that surrounds Lake Monona).

From 90/94 to the north (Minneapolis, LaCrosse, Wausau, Stevens Point, Portage)
As you approach the city, follow Hwy 30 until you reach Madison. Turn left onto Fair Oaks at the end of the exit and take the Fair Oaks Avenue exit. Go on Fair Oaks Avenue to the intersection with Atwood Avenue (traffic lights). Turn left onto Atwood Avenue, travel approximately 1/4 mile. The garden will be on your left.