Water Lily

Botany Garden

We are happy to announce that we are now open to the public, as well as students and teachers!

Botany Garden hours: sunrise to sundown

Botany Greenhouse fall term hours: M-F, 8am to 4pm

(Please enter the greenhouse through the front doors of Birge Hall & enter the Botany Garden on the far west side from the Chamberlain Hall sidewalk).

The University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Botany Garden* is an important resource for both teaching and research, serving as reference for the different plant families, genera, and species represented. It also provides an area for leisure where examples of plants from around the world demonstrate the diversity and beauty of the plant kingdom. The UW-Madison Botany Garden was the first garden in the world to be based on the new Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APGIV) system of molecular classification of plants. The UW – Madison’s Botany Garden is maintained by the Department of Botany under the direction of Dr. Ingrid Jordon-Thaden.