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Waterfall in Rose GardenVision, Mission & Values

Olbrich Botanical Gardens will be a locally treasured and globally renowned source of beauty and education celebrating the importance of plants in a sustainable world.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens enriches life by nourishing and sharing the beauty of gardens, the joy of gardening, the knowledge of plants, and the diversity of our world. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is dedicated to the creation, conservation and interpretation of gardens and plant collections hardy to the American Midwest or native to the world's tropical forests for study, enjoyment and public benefit.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a place where:

  • Gardens, facilities and programs serve people of all ages, abilities and incomes.
  • Relationships with staff, volunteers and friends are conducted with the highest integrity, respect and consideration.
  • Excellence is the standard and service is exemplary.
  • Public and private partnerships are essential.
  • The community is served and the region is celebrated.
  • Contributions are made to global solutions.
  • The joy, diversity, wonder and beauty of plants can be shared by everyone.


Olbrich Botanical Gardens aspires to be a destination where all visitors, volunteers, and staff are valued and feel they belong. With conscious intent and continuous learning, Olbrich Botanical Gardens' staff, volunteers, and board will address barriers to inclusion through education, operational changes, and partnerships with the community.


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