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Rotary Botanical Gardens

1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 752-3885
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Janesville
Type: Educational Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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Germantown, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My daughters and I were able to see the premiere of the 2014 fabulous Holiday Light Show as part of the Taste of Chocolate Event at the Janesville Rotary Botanical Gardens. The holiday lights were amazing - thousands upon thousands of lights in very beautiful and festive displays. The regular cost is only $5 for adults and $3 for children... More

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Janesville, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Rotary Gardens has been growing for a decade now. It is meticulously tended by its staff and volunteers. We go many times a year to see how it changes from season to season. The bulbs and Christmas light show are a favorite. It is a wonderful place to walk, relax and contemplate.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They do a great job first class on the way they change season activities at the garden . To walk there paths in all seasons outstanding . Worth going too

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A stop at Rotary Gardens is well worth the trip and plan on spending a couple hours. The focus is on annuals so a trip anytime after mid July is recommended. My first visit was in June and was very disappointed. I returned this year not expecting much in August but I was blown away!! It was gourgeous.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

One of the best botanical gardens in the state. 20 acres of pure beauty. Bring your camera. We visited the gardens in the beginning of October and were surprised as to the variety of flowers still blooming.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

En route to our hotel, we had some time to fill, and it was a beautiful day, so we decided to stop at the garden. So glad we did! The gardens were still lovely on October 10. A walk through the gardens takes you through English and French gardens, woodland gardens, a Japanese garden, a Scottish garden, a sunken garden,... More

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Lemont, Illinois
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141 reviews 141 reviews
43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Looking for "Things to do" and searching Tripadvisor before stopping in Janesville, Wisconsin on a weekend outing brought us to the Rotary Botanical Gardens. We so enjoyed our visit to these lovely, lovely, very well cared for grounds. The whole attraction is well planned and has a large variety of plants and trees, and water and theme areas. Walking through... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazingly beautiful. Very unique configuration. Something for all ages to see and do. Tremendous variety of color both in annuals and perennials. Yesterday was our 5th or 6th visit to the gardens. We were escorted around by friends who also volunteer there and we never cease to be amazed. The care and pride of all who work there is evident.... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After our visit I definitely understand why the Rotary Gardens have had such great reviews! The gardens include a great selection of plants, flowers and trees - not to mention some beautiful views around the lake. Very well maintained with plenty of seating around the gardens to sit and relax. Our walk through took a little over an hour though... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a wonderful place! There is so much to see here. I've never been here before and can't wait to go back. So many different gardens in one location. The Japanese Garden was beautiful as was the children's garden. My husband and I have been to gardens in Omaha, Chicago and Milwaukee and this ranks with those. We had a... More

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