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Rotary Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville, WI 53545-5215
Phone Number: +1 608-752-3885
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Perfect Place to Spend an Hour or Two Wandering

I live in the area, so I've been to Rotary Gardens many times. I was married there 20+ years ago when it was in the early stages of development. This review is of my most recent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kelly C
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Evansville, Wisconsin
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Evansville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in the area, so I've been to Rotary Gardens many times. I was married there 20+ years ago when it was in the early stages of development. This review is of my most recent visit, in August 2016. This is a large, well-maintained, beautifully designed property filled with numerous individual themed gardens (all connected by pathways, walkways and... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I visit the gardens at least once a year. Never disappointed! Beautiful plants, art, and scenery. My boyfriend and I went this time for one of our Sunday dates. A bonus about this is that there are TONS of Pokémon stops for those who enjoy to play.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Love the plants and scenery here. Cannot wait until the Christmas light show. It is in December and it is fantastic! Summer is peak time to visit.

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Thank David Q
Janesville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a spectacular garden with a variety of smaller gardens within such as a sunken garden, formal garden and a Japanese garden to name three. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Also there is a pond that you can walk completely around with one side having formal plantings and the other just native plantings connected by a beautiful... More 

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Thank Lavay S
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

the gardens are beautiful and varied. there is a beautiful rose garden, Japanese garden, and several themed gardens. They gardens are kept up by volunteers that make it very unique. It will have a very popular Christmas lighted display with a train display inside. our grandchildren have always loved going to it. It will also have many community events here

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

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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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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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