Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

Hours, Admission, Directions



Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a living museum and a source of serenity for many visitors. Please help preserve every visitor's experience by observing the following Etiquette Guidelines during your visit.


Outdoor Garden / Lobby Hours

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

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

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

Bolz Conservatory Hours

Olbrich's Indoor Tropical Garden


Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Olbrich Botanical Gardens CLOSED:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve at 2 p.m.
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day
  • June 16, 2018 for Rhapsody in Bloom

Bolz Conservatory CLOSED:

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

Schumacher Library Hours
Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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


Outdoor Garden Admission
Free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Bolz Conservatory Admission
General public admission- $2

Children 5 & under - free

Olbrich Botanical Society members - free

Admission is free to all on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., except during Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies.

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

Note: During Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies admission to the Bolz Conservatory is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12, and free for children 2 and under, and members of the Olbrich Botanical Society. The outdoor gardens are always free.



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

Primarily for those who need assistance to view the Gardens, Olbrich's tram 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, the driver shares an interpretive message about Olbrich's history, gardens, and sustainable gardening practices. Donations are welcome to keep the tram accessible for all garden visitors. A donation box is located on the tram.  The last tram leaves at 4 p.m.

Tram Hours

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


10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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.




3330 Atwood Avenue

Madison, WI 53704



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

Car and bus parking is free for all visitors. Handicap parking stalls are available near the main entrance. Groups should plan to disembark from buses at the front entrance and then park the bus in the rear parking area near the playground equipment.

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