“One of the most inspiring garden in america”
Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a 16 acre of outdoor gardens featuring stunning landscapes and Midwest-hardy plants in a setting of prairie style architecture. Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Garden, the only one in the continental United States, features an innovative tropical garden in the Midwest. The Bolz Conservatory, a sunny 50-foot-high glass pyramid, houses a diverse collection of tropical plants, a rushing waterfall, free-flying birds, and blooming orchids year-round. The Botanical Center is complete with a gift shop, horticultural library, and meeting rooms. Educational classes, programs, and events for adults and children are offered year round.
My wife and I visited with a photography group. Lovely gardens and the outdoor section is free. If you keep walking it will take about an hour to get around everything, but why keep walking? Stop and smell the roses, but watch out for the bees (their houses are along the back fence).
My family is here visiting this 16 acre outdoor garden. The conservatory is free Wednesday's and Saturday's, well worth the stop. Beautiful scenery and friendly staff.
We had a great 1-hour stop seeing both the outdoor and indoor gardens. Super for a way to stretch your legs and learn for a few.
Gardener? Environmentalist? A must visit.
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