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Rotary Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville, WI 53545-5215
Phone Number: (608) 752-3885
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Pleasant walk through beautiful plantings

We visited the Rotary Botanical Gardens using the reciprocity of our Chicago Botanic Garden membership cards. The setting was beautiful. We'll go back to experience other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Rotary Botanical Gardens using the reciprocity of our Chicago Botanic Garden membership cards. The setting was beautiful. We'll go back to experience other seasons.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a couple of lovely, peaceful hours strolling through these gardens, which are mostly maintained by volunteers. The small Japanese garden is a real treat. This location also has a gazebo at one end of the pond, many benches, sunny and shady areas, different styles of gardens and a sunken garden. Everything was blooming gloriously.

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Thank 66trekkie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Thank Snookshunts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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.

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Thank Larry B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 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.

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Thank Mary S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 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

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 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 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

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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

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