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Hours, Admission, Directions

NOTE ON PARKING: If available parking is limited when you visit, please reference this map of alternative parking locations within a half-mile radius.

Etiquette

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a living museum and a source of serenity for many visitors. Please observe the following Etiquette Guidelines during your visit.

Hours

Outdoor Garden / Lobby Hours

April-August                      9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

September-October          9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

November-March              9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bolz Conservatory Hours

Olbrich's Indoor Tropical Garden

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

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

Schumacher Library Hours

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Standard fees, times, and passes may be temporarily suspended for special events and exhibits.

 

admission

Outdoor Garden Admission
FREE

Donations gratefully accepted!

Bolz Conservatory Admission
$2 - General public admission

FREE - Children 5 & under

FREE - Olbrich Botanical Society members

(Standard fees, times, and passes may be temporarily suspended for special events.)


Admission is free to all on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., except during Blooming Butterflies from July 16-August 9, 2020.

Standard fees, times, and passes may be temporarily suspended for special events and exhibits.

 

Closures

Olbrich Botanical Gardens CLOSED:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve at 2 p.m.
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day

Bolz Conservatory CLOSED:

 

Bolz Conservatory SPECIAL EXHIBITION ADMISSION PRICES

 

Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies

July 16-August 9, 2020


$8 - Ages 13 & up

$5 - Ages 3-12

FREE - Ages 2 & under

FREE - Olbrich Botanical Society members

Standard fees, times, and passes may be temporarily suspended for special events and exhibits.

 

Accessibility

Olbrich Botanical Gardens' outdoor gardens and Bolz Conservatory are wheelchair and stroller accessible. House wheelchairs and electric scooters are available in Olbrich's lobby. Pets are not allowed, however, service animals are welcome in the Botanical Center, Outdoor Gardens and Conservatory.

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Olbrich Tram

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.

Last tram tour of the day leaves at 4 p.m.

Tram Hours:
May 1 - Memorial Day: Weekends Only; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Daily; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Labor Day - Mid-October: Weekends Only; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Strollers

Strollers are allowed in Olbrich's Outdoor Gardens. At times, when the Bolz Conservatory is very crowded, visitors may be asked to leave their strollers outside the Conservatory.

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

 

Directions

Address:

3330 Atwood Avenue

Madison, WI 53704

Phone:

608-246-4550

By Car:

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From the Southeast Via 90 (Chicago, Beloit, Janesville) arrow
From the East via 94 (Milwaukee) arrow
From the North via 90/94

Parking:
Parking is free for all visitors. Handicap parking stalls are available near the main entrance.

Note: If available parking is limited when you visit, please reference this map of alternative parking locations within a half-mile radius of the Gardens.

Bus Parking

During this time, buses will not be allowed to park in Olbrich Gardens' parking lot. Please reference this map of alternative parking locations. Exchange phone numbers with your bus driver(s) so you can contact them when you are ready to depart from the Gardens.

By Madison Metro:

Weekdays, served by routes 3, 37, 38
Weekends, served by routes 7, 16
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By Bike:

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is located on the Capital City Bike trail about 3 miles from downtown Madison.
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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