1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI  (608) 752-3885

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Rotary Botanical Gardens, a 20-acre non-profit botanic garden, is home to many dramatic and themed gardens.  Some have an international focus, such as the Japanese, Scottish, French Formal, Italian and English  Cottage Gardens.  Also included are less formally-structured gardens including one of very few Fern and Moss gardens recognized by the Hardy Fern Foundation in the United States, as well as Shade, Prairie and Woodland Gardens.  On-site are also a visitor center, gift shop, and a beautiful facility that may be rented for wedding receptions, reunions, meetings, etc.


The gardens are open from dawn till dusk while the visitor center hours vary by season.  Admission is $5 per person ($3 per youth).  Guided group tours can be arranged for an additional fee; buses welcome with advance notice.  Visitor center and main garden paths are handicap accessible.


Rotary Botanical Gardens changes with the season-- each visit can bring something new.  We hope you not only visit the gardens but return in the near future as well.


Visit our blogs!

Director of Horticulture's Garden Blog includes images and comments about the happenings at the Gardens.

Director of Education's Blog includes garden help, volunteer opportunities, and education resource materials.

To learn more about the gardens...

Download map of gardens (PDF)


2010 Featured Collections (PDF files)



Hot Peppers


Sweet Peppers



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Rotary Botanical Gardens extends its appreciation to everyone (PDF) who helped make the 2009 Dinner Dance a success!


Upcoming Events

Spring Elementary School Program registration is now ongoing

Tuesdays-Fridays, May, June


7th Annual Garden Symposium
Saturday, March 27, 2010


Fruit and Veggie Lecture Series
Tuesdays, March through August


Thursday Evenings at the Gardens
First Thursday of each month, March through August


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Related Links

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Director of Horticulture's Garden Blog

Janesville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Rock County UW-Extension

Janesville Rotary Club

American Horticultural Society

Flowers for a Good Cause!


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