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

Due to construction impacts on large portions of the Tram path, Tram Service will end early for the 2018 season on Labor Day.

In addition, the Tram will not be available at all in 2019, as construction will likely go through September. We plan to reintroduce the Tram in May 2020.

Olbrich's eco-friendly electric tram provides free guided tours around the 16-acre outdoor gardens for visitors, primarily those needing assistance, on a first-come, first-served basis. The tram travels in a designated continuous circular route, as tram drivers share interpretive information with the riders via a pre-recorded interpretive message and supplemental narration about Olbrich's history, gardens, and sustainable gardening practices. Tram cannot be reserved by individuals or groups. Tram tours and services are subject to cancellation due to weather, vehicle maintenance, or at Olbrich's discretion. Donations welcome.

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