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Address: 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI 53545
Phone Number: (608) 752-3885

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Beautiful gardens and great staff

The gardens are a beautiful place to visit year-round. They have a plethora of events throughout the summer and an incredible light show over the winter holidays. The different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Chelsea S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The gardens are a beautiful place to visit year-round. They have a plethora of events throughout the summer and an incredible light show over the winter holidays. The different themed gardens provide a cool atmosphere for all visitors. The volunteers are very welcoming, as well. I've been visiting the gardens since I was very young and it will always have... More 

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Milton wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Wonderful family memories made at winter wonderland events and kids events. I especially enjoyed when Mercy sponsored a May day event a couple years ago and when Lois Elhert read and signed books. I'd like more Free children's events.

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Milton
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The gardens are a local favorite. The different themes and variety of flowers & plants are amazing. Many wedding ceremonies are held here. The gardens are just as beautiful in winter when the gardens are decorated with thousands of lights for Christmas. Bring your camera for inspiring photos, take a relaxing and or romantic walk during any season.

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Janesville, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have visited numerous times. This is a first rate botanical garden. It's very well maintained with a large variety of plants. There is also a large pond to walk around. Many benches and perfect spots to eat lunch and read a book. There is a nice gift shop with unique items. For a small entrance fee, this makes for... More 

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Johnstown, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Yes, We got married here, I love this place. Its simply one of the prettiest places in town. Very well cared for. I have to say they used to work by donation and now they charge which was a little disappointing, however, it has to be maintained and I am sure people did not always donate, this is a great... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Do not miss this. All times of year there is something wonderful to see! Nothing else like it...gift shop and place for events as well

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Wisconsin
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The gardens are beautiful and my 90 year old friend could walk the walk with no problems. There are informative signs and many different varieties of plants and flowers to see. There is an indoor area that is air conditioned in the summertime and a small gift shop. There is a pond and Japanese garden with plenty of seating as... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My husband and I visited the Anderson Japanese Gardens and the Janesville Rotary Gardens the same weekend. Although the Japanese garden is only a small portion of the Rotary Gardens, we liked it better than the much bigger Anderson Garden. We also really liked the Scottish garden as we had never before seen a Scottish garden.

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Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely and refreshing walk in a wonderful garden. Picture opportunities abound. Many different flowers and trees. I love the Chinese garden. There is a small fee per person. There offer a free day once a month.

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JANESVILLE
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you visit Janesville when the flowers are in bloom, you won't want to miss a stroll through the Rotary gardens. Paths wind through great variety of flowers, the Japanese gardens, gazebos and more. It is well worth the entry fee! We were there in May 2013.

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