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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
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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 NEW

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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Edgerton, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I really enjoyed the lights and thought it was very nice that they had displays that both children and adults could appreciate. Also if you can go after a fresh snow as we did, it is a photographers dream.

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I absolutely love Rotary Gardens! Their gardens look fantastic – in fact every time I come they are picture perfect! Rotary’s award winning All-America Selections Display Garden and American Garden Award display are my personal favorites – but don’t miss the Story time Jungle Garden - it is absolutely outstanding! My husband and I walked through all the colorful doors... More

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I went very early in the flower season for Mother's Day. We were able to enjoy a small amount of early flowers plus a Coy pond and beautiful Asian garden. They have an area available for weddings that is just gorgeous!

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Delmar, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We spent such a lovely afternoon that we returned the next day for another afternoon. Plan at least a couple of hours; this is a place to wander, sit and contemplate, discover plants that look familiar and some you've never seen before. We were fortunate to come across two gardeners who answered questions. Peaceful Japanese garden is incredibly peaceful, intriguing... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

En route to our destination we decided to stop here. Oh, how I wished we had more time! Lovely, simply lovely, and what a bargain at just $5 admission. Don't miss it!

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Pure beauty that you have to go see and enjoy. During the warm months it is a thing of beauty and meticulously maintained. During the winter they have an amazing Christmas light display that you will enjoy, and your kids will love it too. They have an awesome Santa clause and music. This is a must see year round, I... More

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Saint John, Indiana
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

While visiting friends this past week in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin they shared this treasure with us! What a beautiful and enjoyable place to visit. The entrance fee is very reasonable for the magnificent gardens you will be able to see and enjoy. They have a crop area with "touch me", "taste me" and "smell me" which is specifically geared toward... More

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Fitchburg
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Japanese styled gardens in Janesville are a marvel of landscape not to be missed. Plan for at least two hours to stroll through the multiple garden settings. You will want to see the formal garden with koi pond, an alpine garden, arboretum, ponds, day lily collection, shade garden, formal gardens, kids' collection, and historic "Jefferson" garden. Check for seasonal... More

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Davis, Illinois
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have to say that I was very surprised by the Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI. My friend had gone previously and told me how wonderful it was, but I honestly never pictured it being the extraordinary setting I encountered. I was a guest of the Lake Summerset Garden Club and we spent almost 2 hours touring with a... More

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