All Are Welcome

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's outdoor gardens and Bolz Conservatory are wheelchair and stroller accessible. House wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to check out on a first-come, first-served basis in Olbrich's lobby. All entrances are equipped with power doors. ADA compliant, family, and gender neutral restrooms are available.

Outdoor Gardens

The wide brick and stone paths throughout the outdoor gardens have no stairs and there are frequent benches for resting throughout.

Bolz Conservatory

The tropical conservatory has wide brick paths throughout with a gradual slope leading to the second floor. There is a wheelchair pull-out part way up the slope. Benches are also available for resting.

Olbrich Tram

Olbrich's eco-friendly electric tram provides free guided tours around the 16-acre outdoor gardens for visitors, primarily those needing assistance, on a first-come, first-served basis. The tram travels in a designated continuous circular route, as tram drivers share interpretive information with the riders via a pre-recorded message and supplemental narration about Olbrich's history, gardens, and sustainable gardening practices.

Tram cannot be reserved by individuals or groups. Tram tours and services are subject to cancellation due to weather, vehicle maintenance, or at Olbrich's discretion. Donations welcome.

Tram Availability

May - Memorial Day: Weekends Only
Memorial Day - Labor Day: 7 Days/Week
Labor Day - Mid-October: Weekends Only

Tram Hours

Tram runs between the hours of 10 a.m. - 4:30 pm
Last tram tour of the day leaves at 4:30 pm

Service Animals

Service animals trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability are allowed; please leave pets at home. (Therapy, emotional support, comfort, companion animals and the like do not qualify as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act.)


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.


If you need an interpreter, materials in alternative formats, or other accommodations to access Olbrich Gardens' services, activities or programs, please call 608-246-4550 or WI Relay Service. Please call no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled program so that appropriate arrangements can be made in a timely fashion.