Topics Map > Entertainment , Arts & Tourism
Topics Map > UW-Madison -- General Information

Allen Centennial Gardens

Web http://www.allencentennialgardens.org/

Email eslyon@wisc.edu

Phone (608) 576-2501 -- Ed Lyon, Garden Director

Hours Open daily from dawn to dusk

Address
Observatory Dr at Babcock Dr
620 Babcock Dr.
Madison, WI 53706


The Allen Centennial Gardens are on a 2.5 acre site with 22 different gardening styles from around the world. Featured are prominent herbaceous and woody ornamental cultivars labeled with scientific and common names. The gardens surround a historic Victorian home that once served as a residence for university deans.

Although the gardens are considered primarily a teaching tool in such areas as horticulture, botany, entomology and plant pathology, they are popular also among art students, public industry groups, garden clubs, grades K through 12, and the general public.

The gardens are open daily from sunrise to sunset and admission is free. The gardens can also be reserved for weddings and parties. The Allen Centennial Gardens are located at the corner of Observatory and Babcock Drives.

Mr. Ed Lyon, Senior Outreach Specialist, Head Gardener, Department of Horticulture, 608-262-1549

For inquiries about making a contribution to the gardens: Sandra Brown, University of Wisconsin Foundation, 608-263-4545, sandra.brown@uwfoundation.wisc.edu




Keywords: GARDEN BOTANICAL HORTICULTURE HORTICULTURAL WEDDING GARDENING PUBLIC OUTDOOR   Doc ID: 8521
Owner: Geoff M.Group: Campus and Visitor Relations
Created: 2008-11-16 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2014-03-10 17:10 CDT
Sites: Campus and Visitor Relations