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Very interesting gardens

Nice walking paths - not too big not too small. Beautiful wedding locale. Well taken care of and... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2012
Madison, WI
Flower lovers must-see

It's an easy stop in Janesville right off the interestate to visit the 20 acres Rotary Gardens... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2012
Prudence D
Brookings, South Dakota
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 October 2009

What a wonderful surprise we arrived in August 2009 and did not expect to see any blooms and there were many delightful flowers. I have been to Buchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, consider by many to be among the top gardens in the world and...More

4  Thank Craig L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have always enjoyed the gardens here, beautiful and always well maintained. Small fee to pay for gorgeous scenery. The staff is extremely rude and unhelpful. They act as it anything you ask them is a burden, or a bother. Horrible service,...More

4  Thank Isaiah H
Waterbabyme63, Marketing Director at Rotary Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2015

Hello Isaiah H- Thank you for writing this review and bringing your concerns to our attention. We pride ourselves on topnotch customer service so we are truly very sorry that your experience(s) was not stellar and would like to address your concerns. Can you tell...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Nice walking paths - not too big not too small. Beautiful wedding locale. Well taken care of and lots of signs describing the various plants. Very peaceful.

1  Thank Traveltime392
Reviewed 6 September 2012

It's an easy stop in Janesville right off the interestate to visit the 20 acres Rotary Gardens which sport international settings. It's a very impressive site - was especially impressed with the number of annuals represented (which represents a boatload of work which is all...More

1  Thank Prudence D
Reviewed 26 August 2012

What a wonderful surprise. $5 admission into some of the most beautiful gardens I've seen. Gorgeous formal gardens, a well done Kyotoesque Japanese garden, sunken garden, and a flower filled lakeside walk! A must for garden lovers

2  Thank Wrldtvlr27
Reviewed 18 August 2012

So many many flowers and plants lovingly cared for. Seasonal displays are impressive, including a winter Holiday lighted extravaganza. Good place to check out what plants you may wish to add to your own garden or landscape. Knowledgable guides if you choose. Plantings are labeled.

1  Thank J C
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Lovely gardens, many plants are labeled, variety of gardens to meet everyones pleasure & great winter display of lights. Wish it was still free. Easy walking paths.

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 14 July 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...More

1  Thank Ann R
Reviewed 16 June 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.

2  Thank ewparker
Reviewed 15 June 2012

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...More

1  Thank Mamalatte
Reviewed 15 June 2012

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

1  Thank Katiemom24
Reviewed 9 June 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...More

1  Thank krjohn
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23 May 2017|
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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
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Response from threegirlsmomWI | Reviewed this property |
No. Unless it is a service animal.
2 March 2015|
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Response from Waterbabyme63 | Property representative |
Yes, we are open year-round. Thank you for asking.
2 March 2015|
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Response from Waterbabyme63 | Property representative |
Hello 743emily! To answer your question, the current forecasted temp for Thursday is 17 degrees. If you choose to visit the Gardens, we would encourage you to dress for the weather. Thank you for question and your interest... More