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Guided Group Tours
Self-Guided Group Tours
Garden Etiquette
Contact Information & Reservations

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Information & Reservations
Olbrich Botanical Gardens offers visitors of all ages inspiration and beauty no matter the season. We invite you to come explore Olbrich Botanical Gardens by yourself or with friends and family.

Whether planning a self-guided visit, or scheduling a guided tour, groups of 15 or more people are requested to call at least two weeks prior to their arrival to be added to the daily schedule.

Reservations for guided tours must be made at least two weeks in advance and are dependant upon availability. Please call 608-246-4550 to make a group reservation.

Guided Group Tours

  • Get an insider's view of our outdoor gardens or Bolz Conservatory during a guided tour let by Olbrich's expert garden staff.
  • Tours will vary somewhat according to season to reflect the garden areas that are at peak interest.
  • Standard fees, times, and passes may be temporarily suspended for special events.
  • Tours are held rain or shine and will be cancelled only in the event of dangerous lightning.

Outdoor Gardens

  • A 45-minute guided tour of Olbrich's 16-acre display gardens.
  • Tours will vary somewhat according to season to reflect the garden areas that are at peak interest.
  • Standard fees, times, and passes may be temporarily suspended for special events.
  • Tours are held rain or shine and will be cancelled only in the event of dangerous lightning.
Availability Rates

June through August
Monday through Friday,
from 10 a .m. - 3 p.m.

(Guided tours may be arranged from September through May by special request.)

$5 per person
Garden guide and map brochures of the outdoor gardens are complimentary.

Payment is due upon arrival, directly to the tour guide with cash or check only.
(Groups must be a minimum of 10 people. Groups of less than 10 people are welcome to reserve a guided tour for a $50 payment.)

Group Size; Minimum - 10 people, Maximum - 25 people
(Groups of less than 10 people are welcome to reserve a guided tour for a $30 payment.)
(Groups larger than 25 people may request more tour guides to accommodate the group. We can accommodate no more than 50 guided guests in a day.)

Reservations
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are dependent upon availability.
Requests for information or reservations can be made by calling 608-246-4550.

Conservatory
Enjoy a tropical paradise in Olbrich's two-story glass pyramid filled with exotic plants, fragrant orchids, a rushing waterfall, and free-flying birds.

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

Availability Rates

Year-round
Tuesday through Friday,
from 11 a .m. - 2 p.m

$5 per person
Garden guide and map brochures of the outdoor gardens are complimentary.
Payment is due upon arrival, directly to the tour guide with cash or check only.
(Groups must be a minimum of 10 people. Groups of less than 10 people are welcome to reserve a guided tour for a $50 payment.)

Group Size; Minimum - 10 people, Maximum - 20 people
(Groups of less than 10 people are welcome to reserve a guided tour for a $50 payment.)
(Groups larger than 20 people may request more tour guides to accommodate the group. We can accommodate no more than 40 guided guests in a day.)

Reservations
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are dependent upon availability.
Requests for information or reservations can be made by calling 608-246-4550.

Self-Guided Group Tours

Self-guided tours of Olbrich Botanical Gardens offer incredible value in a setting unmatched for beauty, relaxation, and inspiration. Self-Guided Group Tours are perfect for those groups who prefer to explore the Gardens at their leisure without a guide.

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

Availability Rates

Year-round
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Outdoor Gardens
Free. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Bolz Conservatory
General public - $2
Children 5 & under - free
Olbrich Botanical Society members - free

Payment is due upon arrival at the greeter's desk with cash or check only.
Garden guide and map brochures of the outdoor gardens may be purchased at the greeter's desk for 25 cents.
Guide and map brochures of the Bolz Conservatory are complimentary.

Group Size; Minimum - 15 people, Maximum - 80 people

Reservations
Group reservations only need to be made if the group is larger than 15 people. Groups of 14 people and fewer do not need advanced reservations.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are dependent upon availability.

Requests for information or reservations can be made by calling 608-246-4550.

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Contact Information & Reservations

For more information about scheduling a self-guided or guided group tour please contact:

Kai Stanecki
Customer Service / Education Registrar
3330 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
phone: 608-246-4550
fax: 608-246-4719
kstanecki@cityofmadison.com

 

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