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Plant Lists

sunken garden containerFind lists of the plants used throughout the outdoor gardens and get inspiration for your own garden!

Autumn Garden

Plant List (Spring) & Plant Photos by Season (PDFs)


Annual Containers

Olbrich's Horticulture staff use carefully selected plants arranged in unique containers to add accents and variety to each landscape. Changed out seasonally, these container gardens help give each area a new personality as the seasons progress, allowing you to encounter something new each time you visit! Use the links below to find up-to-date plant lists for the containers in all of your favorite spots around the outdoor gardens.

Autumn Garden   (PDF)


Event Garden  (PDF)


Herb Garden  (PDF)


Jacobsen Terrace  (PDF)


Moonlight Meadow  (PDF)


Perennial Garden  (PDF)


Rose Garden  (PDF)


Sunken Garden   (PDF)


Thai Garden  (PDF)


Tram Circle & Donor's Arbor  (PDF)



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