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.
Review Highlights
Worth a Day Trip - Wonderful Place to See

If you or someone in your family enjoys flowers, nature or Japanese gardens it is worth traveling... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greendale, Wisconsin
Beautiful gardens

We came here after recently seeing them on Discover Wisconsin. There is a fee to get in but was so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
DeForest, Wisconsin
via mobile
Read all 273 reviews
All photos (174)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville, WI 53545-5215
+1 608-752-3885
Reviews (273)
Filter reviews
270 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsjapanese gardenholiday light showflowers and plantslight displaythemed areasgardens are beautifullarge pondwater featureschristmas lightsbeautiful place to visitsmall feenice gift shopadmission feerose gardentake your timecouple hoursall ages
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 270 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you or someone in your family enjoys flowers, nature or Japanese gardens it is worth traveling to Janesville to see the amazing Rotary Gardens. My wife had wanted to do this visit for a long time. I was so happy I agreed to go!...More

Thank SteveT6029677454
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here after recently seeing them on Discover Wisconsin. There is a fee to get in but was so worth it. Such a beautiful relaxing place. We had a few days off from work for our anniversary so we went during the week which...More

Thank Mustangluv
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see while you are visiting Janesville. A wonderful place to stroll and view the gorgeous flowers and plants. Lots of places to sit and relax. Highly recommend! Great place for pictures!

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of four had a nice time wandering through the gardens. Admission is $6 for those over 65, $5 for active or retired military. Parking was easy. The gardens are in full bloom at this time of year and well tended. The seasonal display...More

Thank Droplet1927
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent two and a half hours strolling through 20 acres of themed international gardens and specialty storytelling art work displayed among the flowers. What a delightful amazing mix of colors in each of the themed gardens. There are bridges to cross and ponds with water...More

1  Thank Carol A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful and peaceful with lots of benches and water features. Quiet. So well kept. 20 acres but feels less to walk it. Lots of birds. The frog lawn art and big chairs, etc. make it fun for kids as well. Also a play/imagination area...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much to see. There are different themed gardens that are all gorgeous and well maintained. Everything is labeled in case you want to know what the plants are. You can spend the entire day here just surrounded by beauty.

1  Thank Terry P
Reviewed June 8, 2018

This garden exceeded my expectations. In addition to creative and unique plantings, the setting (on a lagoon or pond) is perfect and they use it to great advantage. I found myself sitting on each and every bench, taking time to enjoy the views. Please please...More

1  Thank TommyBear
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I only live an hour away from Janesville, but these gardens aren't well known outside of the immediate area. They are fantastic, and I'll be sure to return in the late summer once everything is in bloom. There's a reasonable entry fee, considering the quality...More

Thank CCSconsin
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This place is great. Tons of flowers and plants. Wait until the summer months to visit. Well worth the $5.00 admit fee.

Thank jaycocamper55
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 23, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Ron W | Reviewed this property |
There are many places to sit throughout the gardens as well as some seating inside the building near the Cottage Garden Gallery gift shop. Most paths are level and easy to navigate. Admission is $7.00 unless you are a member... More
Joan D
October 2, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from threegirlsmomWI | Reviewed this property |
No. Unless it is a service animal.
March 1, 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Waterbabyme63 | Property representative |
Yes, we are open year-round. Thank you for asking.