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Rotary Botanical Gardens

1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 752-3885
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Janesville
Type: Educational Sites, Gardens
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Each season brings something different to see. The holiday light show is fantastic. If you visit Janesville this is the MUST see while you are here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is Janesville's gem. From strolling the gardens at any blooming season to the holiday and other special events, this is a must see!

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

There is nothing not to like. During the Christmas Holiday the gardens are transformed into a spectacular light show. Lights hanging from trees, colored luminary, lighted displays and figures are just a few of the things to see. Inside the main building you can purchase food and drink and watch a large hobby train set-up in the center. During the... More

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Knoxville TN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This town in southern central Wisconsin - just over the border from IL - was hard hit when the General Motors plant decided to leave town a couple of years ago. Previously the mainstay of the economy, the town seems to have recovered and kept it's footing, and can be very proud to have this lush and beautiful park for... More

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San Diego, California
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

When i visit family in Janesville in the summer I often stop by the gardens. There aren't a lot of interactive things to do, but walking the grounds is nice - they do a great job of presenting a variety of plants and types of gardens. This Christmas I got to see their holiday lights festival - which was interesting... More

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Visited on 12/22/13, the many lights and displays were wonderful. They did a great job preparing the lights! A must see...

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Rotary Gardens are a wonderful spot to visit. Spring, summer and fall offer different views of flowers and plants in an always scenic setting. When we visited, the late summer blooms were still in their full glory and buzzing with bees. The paths through the gardens are relaxing and beautiful. It doesn't take very long to traverse the entire... More

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mrmole1949
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A rare find in Janesville. Four season garden with beautiful flowers, pathways and views. Great seating areas to sit with a book or a pen and paper. Great photography chances. Season pass is wonderful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I had met enthusiastic volunteers from Janesville's Botanical Garden so I knew it would be good but I was suprized by the size and breadth of their types of garden. The website is also well done. If you see a flower you like and can't remember the name, you will find a picture of it with the name.There were interesting... More

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Amstelveen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you are in the area you'd be crazy not to come for a visit here. The gardens have been expanded in recent years and are even more rewarding to visit than they used to be. My personal favorite is the Japanese garden with its meditation pavilion because that is a style that appeals to me personally, but there is... More

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