Visit the Gardens

Welcome to Rotary Botanical Gardens!

Located in Janesville, Wisconsin, Rotary Botanical Gardens is an award winning 20-acre, non-profit botanic showcase with over 26 different garden styles and 4,000 varieties of plants. Visitors to the Gardens may enjoy guided garden tours, shopping, and a variety of educational classes and programs. The elegant facility is also available for special event rentals.

Garden Guidelines during COVID-19

  • Not feeling well? Please visit another day!
  • Please keep 6 feet between you and people not from your household, including our staff.
  • Please try to pay with a card. The less contact, the better!
  • Wash your hands with soap frequently.
  • We recommend wearing a mask while indoors.
  • Enjoy your visit!

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Admission Fees: April 1-October 3. Click here to view hours of operation.

If your group include 15 or more, please call 608-314-8408 to plan your visit.**

Adult (age 16+)               $7.00
Youth (age 6 – 15)          $5.00

Military with ID***       $5.00

Senior (65+)                    $6.00
Child (under age 6)        Free

*Rotary Botanical Gardens’ Members and those with a membership card from a participating American Horticulture Society Reciprocal Admissions Program card may visit the Gardens at no charge during regular business hours (excludes special events.) Have a question regarding your admission? Please call 608-314-8416

**With groups of 15 or more, we ask that you contact our Event Manager at 608-314-8408 to alert us of the date and time of your arrival. This ensures your visit is not affected by private events, rentals, or the like. Thank you!

***Active, reserve, and retired members of the US Military. Offer does not include discount for accompanying guests and is not valid for special events.

Please review our Calendar of Events prior to your arrival. Rotary Botanical Gardens may close certain parts of the building or Gardens for private events. Please call 608-314-8416 with any questions regarding your visit.

Hours & Location


You are more than welcome to bring a picnic to RBG. We have a wonderful Terrace Garden that is available to the public, with tables, chairs, and umbrellas. Please note that this area may be rented out. To confirm availability, please contact us at 608.752.3885. Please, no carry-in alcoholic beverages on the Garden grounds.


The Garden only allows certified service animals that assist people with disabilities on site (no pets.) To learn more about ADA requirements, click here.


The Garden makes every effort to remain open during posted hours although the Garden reserves the right to close due to inclement weather.


FREE parking is available at the Gardens. Vans and buses may drop off visitors at the entrance of the Parker Education Center and park in the lot or on Palmer Drive.


RBG is 95% accessible with some areas in the Japanese garden being challenging due to steps and bridges.  There are also many moderate slopes that visitors should be aware of upon arrival. Please ask for an “accessibility map” that highlights not only the challenging slopes but also the level paths that have minimal challenges. Download an accessibility map here.


As a courtesy to guests, RBG has several wheelchairs available for use at RBG at no cost. They are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Please Note:

No Weapons or Firearms Allowed at Rotary Botanical Gardens Except for Sworn Law Enforcement Officers as permitted by Wis. Stats. Section. 943.13(1m)(c) 2 and required by Rotary Botanical Gardens Weapon Policy.

Although weapons and firearms are banned, Rotary Botanical Gardens cannot ensure the protection of visitors or its employees from individuals who unlawfully enter with weapons or firearms, nor does it offer protection against the actions of violators.

Weapons and firearms are those items that are defined in Janesville General Ordinance 9.88.030 as from time to time amended or renumbered.

*By visiting Rotary Botanical Gardens and participating in our classes, events and programs, you hereby give permission to the Garden to use your image for promotional purposes.

Area Information

If you would like more information regarding area attractions, lodging and things to do while you are in Janesville, click here