Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing


Olbrich Botanical Gardens' outdoor gardens and Bolz Conservatory are wheelchair and stroller accessible. House wheelchairs and electric scooters are available in Olbrich's lobby. All entrances are equipped with power doors and all restrooms are handicapped accessible. Service animals are allowed in the Outdoor Gardens and Conservatory.

Outdoor Gardens
Olbrich's outdoor gardens have no stairs, wide brick and stone paths, and frequent benches for resting throughout the Gardens.

Olbrich Tram
Olbrich's 12-passenger tram provides free rides around the 16-acre outdoor gardens, primarily for visitors needing assistance. The eco-friendly electric tram meets standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act and has been modified to accommodate a person in a wheelchair.

It travels in a circular route around the Gardens, with riders getting on and off at a number of stops to enjoy Olbrich's many gardens. As they ride, passengers hear an interpretive message about Olbrich's history, gardens, and sustainable gardening practices.

Tram Hours

May 1 - Memorial Day
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Labor Day - Mid-October


10 am-5 pm
10 am-5 pm
10 am-5 pm

Bolz Conservatory
The tropical conservatory has wide brick paths throughout with a gradual slope leading to the second floor. There is a wheelchair pull-out part way up the slope. Benches are also available for resting.

Wheelchairs and Electric Scooters
Four house wheelchairs are available in Olbrich's lobby, free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, two electric scooters are also available for use for one-hour periods, on a first-come, first-served basis. Both wheelchairs and electric scooters are for use in the outdoor gardens or conservatory.


Strollers are allowed in Olbrich's Outdoor Gardens.

At times, when the Bolz Conservatory is very crowded, visitors may be asked to leave strollers outside the Conservatory.

Strollers are not allowed in Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies or Olbrich's Holiday Express.

If you need an interpreter, materials in alternative formats, or other accommodations to access Olbrich Gardens' services, activities or programs, please call 608-246-4550 or WI Relay Service. Please call within 48 hours of the scheduled program so that appropriate arrangements can be made in a timely fashion.


Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719