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Olbrich Botanical Society (OBS) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization which partners with the City of Madison Parks Division to operate Olbrich Botanical Gardens. OBS raises almost $2 million each year to keep the Gardens free and accessible to over 325,000 annual visitors!

Gifts should be directed to and/or made out to Olbrich Botanical Society, Inc. Our Federal Tax ID/EIN is 39-1357247.


Where do my donations go?

The donations of many individuals and organizations keep the Gardens growing. From annual membership donations to planned gifts from a will or trust, each and every donation makes a difference at the Gardens. General donations are used to fund annual operations, which include the purchase of thousands of plants, education programs, exhibitions, and displays.

For more information, contact:

Joe Vande Slunt

Director of Development

608-246-4583 or jvandeslunt@cityofmadison.com


Looking to Become a Member or Renew Your Membership?

When you buy a membership, you are ensuring that the Gardens remain free and accessible to more than 325,000 people each year. Your membership donation helps the Gardens share the joy, diversity, wonder, and beauty of plants with all who visit.

Membership donations are tax-deductible! Visit the membership page to learn more.


Olbrich Botanical Society Annual reports

Click here to see the most recently available OBS annual reports and tax documents.


Olbrich Botanical Society Privacy Policy

Olbrich Botanical Society is committed to maintaining privacy protections for our members and donors. Olbrich Botanical Society's web pages, membership payment page, and donor payment page are hosted by the City of Madison. The City of Madison’s internet privacy policies are located at https://www.cityofmadison.com/policy.

Olbrich Botanical Society (OBS) is committed to protecting your privacy. OBS will not sell or share your personal information with a third party, and uses information submitted solely for OBS purposes. Your name may appear in Olbrich Botanical Society's annual report as a donor, but will not be linked with personal information. Please e-mail olbrichinformation@cityofmadison.com to change your name to 'anonymous' in Olbrich Botanical Society's annual report.

Revised 4/28/2015

OBS Board of Directors


Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
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