Enriching lives through natural beauty, education and the arts.


Located in Janesville, Wisconsin, Rotary Botanical Gardens is an award winning 20-acre, non-profit botanic showcase with 26 different garden styles and 4,000 varieties of plants. The Gardens is home to many dramatic and internationally themed gardens, including Japanese, Scottish, French Formal, Italian and English Cottage Gardens. Visitors to the Gardens may enjoy guided garden tours, shopping local artisans’ works in the Cottage Garden Gallery Gift Shop, and a variety of educational classes and programs available for adults, youth and families.

The elegant facility is also available for special event rentals. Rotary Botanical Gardens is 100% self-funded (receiving no city, county, state or federal funding) and maintained by a small staff and large group of dedicated volunteers.

Rotary Gardens, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable under current income tax law.

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“My wife, 16 year old son, and I paid a visit today from a Trip Advisor recommendation when we searched things to do in Janesville. We were visiting the area and were not familiar with where to go. We were greeted with smiles, thanking us for visiting, and advising us where the hummingbird activity was, and to keep a lookout for the lady “tagging” monarchs. We were impressed to say the least. Very clean and well-kept. Two hours with no eye rolls or sighs, although he’s enjoys nature like us, it was still nice to see a 16 year old kid get into why Japanese bridges are not straight. The highlight of our visit was the volunteer who was catching and tagging the monarch butterflies. She took the time to explain the migration, tagging process, and other great information. She invited our son to assist with one. We all thought it was a great experience. Your staff there is top notch. We are spreading the word and will be back this fall and again to see the Christmas lights. We have a new day trip destination. Great facility, great staff!”

– Jason C., Sheridan, IL

Rotary Botanical Gardens is a proud member of:

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North American Japanese Garden Association logo