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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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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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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Brookfield, WI
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28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Over the years, I have always enjoyed my visits to these fantastic gardens. This year's garden are exceptional and should not be missed (especially if you have grandchildren!). Explore the storybook garden with the freestanding colorful doors and windows. But this is a gem throughout for all ages.

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Edgerton, Wisconsin, United States
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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
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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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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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