Allen Centennial Garden is the artful living laboratory and public botanical garden of the Horticulture Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Garden serves as an outdoor classroom for UW-Madison students and the surrounding communities, providing meaningful learning opportunities for visitors of all ages.
It’s also quite beautiful, as you’ll see.
The expansive rock garden shows plants that are, in general, native to rocky mountainous areas, where soil is poor, conditions are harsh, and living close to the ground is one key to survival.
The Allen Centennial Garden was dedicated in October 1989 and is located on 2.5 acres surrounding the historic Dean’s Residence on Observatory Drive, one block north of the Plant Sciences building. The Garden is open year-round, dawn to dusk. Admission is free.