A finished label

To call everything by its right name … This has long been the goal of the garden, but it has been difficult to put in practice. Over the past few …

Colorful plants and flowers line the side of a path at Rotary Botanical Gardens

Time is taking its toll on our pathways If you have visited the Gardens recently, it’s likely you noticed the poor condition of the Garden pathways. After 32 years of …

A battery-powered riding lawnmower sits next to a pickup truck from Ace Hardware.

The gardens recently reached a sustainability goal of moving away from gas-powered landscape tools to their battery-powered counterparts.

Emma Wallace and a group of RBG volunteers pose near a golf cart

As my internship at Rotary Botanical Gardens comes to a close, I am beginning to reflect on my time here. I have learned lots about plants, but what I’ve learned about people and mindsets, I will carry with me the rest of my life.

Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Mushrooms and fungi actually are responsible for keeping our ecosystem running.

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

So, what even is a weed? A weed is any plant that is unwanted in a specific area or creates an issue for cultivated plants.

A perennial mix of Salvia nemorosa 'Blauhugel', Monarda bradburiana, Dianthus carthusianorum, and Allium atropurpureum.

Looking back at some of the changes and updates we made to the Gardens last year As we flip the calendar to a new year and are in the middle …

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

New York, Chicago, and the Detroit. What will Janesville soon have in common with all these major metropolis’? Rotary Botanical Gardens will soon have gardens that have been inspired by the New Perennialist Movement.

Jesiolowski has spent most of his career at public garden institutions, most recently as Garden Supervisor at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri. At Chicago Botanic Garden, where he …

During a summer 2019 trip the Gardens, Pamela Dittmer McKuen, Freelance Journalist and Author, gathered information for her Spring 2020 article, titled “How to Grow a Wellness Garden.” The article, features …