Spring ephemerals lead to daily explosions of color. Thanks to Madison’s early city planners, gardens, parks, and green spaces are at your every turn, blending urban life seamlessly with the natural landscape of lakes, lakes, and more lakes.
Photo credit: Mike Vande Ven Jr.
A symphony of colors and textures begins in spring and lasts all summer long in this artfully landscaped garden. Tucked away in the middle of campus, it’s a perfect escape for studying, lunching, botanizing, or daydreaming.
Photo credit: UW Arboretum, Molly Fifield-Murray
Each spring, hundreds of flowering lilacs, magnolias, and crabapples create a magical and aromatic experience in the UW Arboretum. Be sure to plan your visit to coincide with peak spring color of this 50-acre garden, lovingly curated for more than 80 years.