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“Rotary Gardens - small town gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rotary Botanical Gardens

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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Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Rotary Gardens - small town gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Rotary Gardens is a small town gem. The gardens are large, diverse, and exceptionally maintained by a dedicated volunteer staff. Something is always in bloom and the gardens have something new every year. Only drawback is sometimes garishly colored man-made items that take away from the natural beauty. Beats Milwaukee's poorly maintained Boerner Botanical Gardens by a landslide.

Visited June 2012
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“Interesting at any time of year”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

The gardens are great for a stroll any time of year. They are always changing. This trip I enjoyed learning about a moss garden and looking at ornamental edibles.

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“Quiet beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

I chose this beautiful botanical garden as the place to spend my birthday with my adult children, granddaughter, & Mom.
My husband, son & son in law gave up a Sunday morning to spend with me, & i think they were pleasantly surprised how much they enjoyed our walk through all the gorgeous gardens. We arrived shortly after it opened on a hot summer day. There was hardly anyone there at the time, & we felt like we had the gardens to ourselves. There are many shady areas, & places to sit and take it all in. It was nice to let the baby out of the stroller to walk on the paths too.
The staff was friendly, the admission very reasonable, & the gardens immaculately kept. I can't wait to go back late summer/early fall! Highly recommend!!

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Darien, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

What an amzing place for a wedding!! Great spots for pics!!

Visited May 2012
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Columbus Junction, Iowa
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“Outstanding Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We have visited Rotary Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin, five or six times in the last eight years or so, and have enjoyed it every time. It is remarkable work by volunteers who take care of it. We were here this year just as the annual flowers were being planted, and some perennials were just starting to bloom. The hosta gardens were spectacular. Later in the summer, when the flowers are in full bloom, there are photo opportunities every time you turn. Words cannot express the beauty. The walking paths are mainly paved and well maintained, and there are numerous benches along the way to rest and relax. Highly recommend and well worth the $5 admission fee.

Visited May 2012
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