By: Kim Charles

Chris Neumann, from Madison, Wisconsin shares highlights from a local botanical garden worth a visit.

"I've shown photos of my home and work gardens before, but I wanted to share our local public garden. Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin, is a little known gem. The more my wife and I travel and visit other gardens around the country, the more we appreciate Olbrich. While parts are built on a grand scale, much of Olbrich is designed in ways a home gardener could use. I steal some of my best ideas from there. The golden building is a Thai pavilion or sala. It was a gift from the Thai alumni association to the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Built in Thailand, taken apart and then reconstructed by Thai craftsman at Olbrich, it is the only Thai sala in America. If you are ever near Madison, be sure to visit Olbrich."

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