We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Rotary Botanical Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville, WI 53545-5215
Phone Number: (608) 752-3885
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 204 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 172
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful place!

We visited the Rotary Gardens on Saturday morning and they were absolutely stunning. It was a great place to get away and spend some time in the peace and tranquility of nature... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michael P
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 203: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Rotary Gardens on Saturday morning and they were absolutely stunning. It was a great place to get away and spend some time in the peace and tranquility of nature. We even took our teenage son and to our astonishment he enjoyed it and he was well behaved. It was a great day out in a beautiful place.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michael P
Janesville, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well laid out paths to traverse and the beauty of so many varieties and colors of flowers all in one place!

Helpful?
Thank Snookshunts
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a peaceful retreat not to be missed in Janesville. Always well maintained and beautiful, not just with plantings but also the architectural features. It is refreshing to see the commitment which the community has in the Gardens- the memorials and dedicated spaces are wonderful.

Helpful?
Thank Larry B
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked around the gardens and loved it all. Beautiful flowers. Good way to find fliers to plant at your home. Benched asking the way all have a quote of done kind on them.

Helpful?
Thank Mary S
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk in specifically with toddlers, awesome flowers from all over the world. Note mosquito bits are better to be avoided by applying bug spray i.e. A Must

Helpful?
Thank aloosh80
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was at the gardens for a horticulture workshop, but had time to tour, too...as always, this set of gardens is lush, interesting, aesthetic and peaceful! You can see the care and dedication of the staff and volunteers in how well the gardens are developed and maintained. What an enjoyable stroll! Of special note, the event manager, Polly, went above... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Christine K
Janesville, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Midwest flora and fauna with indigenous rock and water interface. Easy walking trails and not crowded.

Helpful?
Thank mr D
Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

When I went they had amazing flowers. Very beautiful and lots of photo opportunities. A beautiful Japanese Garden with a bridge and a variety of trees and flowers. Benches to sit on. You will spend 3-4 hours if you love taking pictures otherwise it's a 1-2 hour walk through. Janesville's hidden gem for sure. Hope you enjoy my pictures. https://m.flickr.com/#/home

Helpful?
Thank Sarah L
WI
Level Contributor
35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It was a lovely place to wander and gave us some new ideas for the garden. Many different types of plantings and decor.The hummingbird art pieces were fun and mapping and rating them was a fun kiddo activity in a spot they may have gotten bored with quickly. We had packed our lunches and ate on the garden patio.

Helpful?
Thank BWtravels
WI
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is a nice place to go if you enjoy: gardening, flowers, nature and relaxing. I had a Brick Memorial in Memory of my dear dad here, years ago. There are many weddings/receptions and monthly events that take place here as well. You can spend hours here walking around, viewing all the beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees, statues, brick paths, fish... More 

Helpful?
Thank teenster3

Travelers who viewed Rotary Botanical Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Rotary Botanical Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rotary Botanical Gardens and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Ogden, Utah
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Rotary Botanical Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?