Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Golden Glory'

With unusual warmth in February and March, the garden was awakened earlier than ever.

Artist Emily Balsley poses in front of her Comfort Station Mural

The comfort station mural showcases local wildlife, including monarch and swallowtail butterflies, rusty patch bees, a hummingbird, and an oriole.

A view of the 2023 Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday LIght Show

Our 27th annual Holiday Light Show marked a record year, thanks to you, the incredible 60,000 people who immersed themselves in the glow of 1.5 million lights.


Greetings! My name is Alan and I am really excited to be joining the team here at Rotary Gardens in beautiful Wisconsin.

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.