Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Web
www.olbrich.org

Email
olbrichinformation@cityofmadison.com -- General Questions/Comments
olbrichplantinfo@cityofmadison.com -- Schumacher Library (Gardening Questions)
kplantenberg@cityofmadison.com -- Website Questions/Comments (Katy Plantenberg)

Phone
(608) 246-4550 -- General Contact Information/Group Tours Reservation
(608) 246-4718 -- Recorded Event Information
(608) 246-4710 -- Growing Gift Shop
(608) 246-5805 -- Schumacher Horticultural Library (Gardening Questions)

Fax
(608) 246-4719

Hours
Outdoor Gardens and Lobby:
April-August - 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. daily
September-October - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily
November-March - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily
*Outdoor Gardens Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas at 2 p.m., Christmas Day, and New Years Day

Bolz Conservatory: Olbrich's Indoor Tropical Garden
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Growing Gifts Shop Hours
10 a.m - 4 p.m. daily

Schumacher Horticultural Library Hours
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Address 
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704



Madison's Botanical Gardens, featuring 16 acres of specialty gardens paved with walkways and benches and Bolz Conservatory, a 50-foot glass pyramid filled with tropical palms, ferns, a rushing waterfall, fragrant orchids, free-flying birds and flowering plants. The Botanical Center includes a gift shop, library, meeting rooms, facility rental and exhibit space. Other features include self-guided tours; group visits, concerts and specialty flower and plant shows throughout the year, story times and science classes for children 3 to 12 years of age and a range of instructional classes for anyone at a small fee.

Admissions
Outdoor Gardens: Free year-round
Bolz Conservatory: $2 for general public; free for children 5 & under and Olbrich Botanical Society members.
  • *Note: Admission is free to the general public on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., except during Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies from July 16 through August 10.
  • *Note: During Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies, admission for Bolz Conservatory is $7 for adults, $3 for children age 3-12, and free for children 2 & under and Olbrich Botanical Society members.  
Tours
Guided Group Tours: 
Outdoor Gardens:
  • A 45-minute guided tour of Olbrich's 16-acre display gardens
  • Group Size: 10 to 25 people; groups larger than 25 people may request more tour guides to accommodate the group. No more than 50 guided guests can be accommodated
  • Availability: 10 a .m. - 3 p.m.Mon to Fri, June through August (from September through May, arrange by special requested
  • Fee: $5 per person, due upon arrival. Groups of less than 10 people are welcome to reserve a guided tour for a $30 payment
Bolz Conservatory:
  • Availability: 11 a .m. - 2 p.m. Tue-Fri, year-round
  • Group Size:10 to 20 people; groups larger than 20 people may request more tour guides to accommodate the group. No more than 40 guided guests can be accommodated
  • Fee: $5 per person, due upon arrival; groups of less than 10 people are welcome to reserve a guided tour for a $30 payment
Reservation for guided group tours must be made at least two weeks in advance and are dependent upon availability.

Self Guided Tours:
Outdoor Gardens:
  • Availability: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. year-round
  • Fee: Free
Bolz Conservatory:
  • Availability: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. year round
  • Fee: $2 for general public, free for Children 5 & under and Olbrich Botanical Society members
Group reservations for self-guided tours only need to be made if the group is larger than 15 people. Reservation must be made at least two weeks in advance and are dependent upon availability.




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Owner:Information Services Specialist .Group:Campus and Visitor Relations
Created:2009-02-15 19:00 CDTUpdated:2020-04-24 13:20 CDT
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