Rotary Botanical Gardens

If you've always wanted to see the gardens of the world, but couldn't afford the airfare, we have the solution! Rotary Botanical Gardens is a 20-acre botanical garden showcasing a variety of internationally themed and specialty gardens. Its dedication to international peace and friendship is signified by the 20-foot sculpture at the Gardens' entrance. The Gardens serve as an educational resource and renowned horticultural showcase. Their unique gift shop in the visitor's center offers gifts for all ages and tastes. The Gardens offers educational workshops and seminars, plant sales, and children's activities throughout the year. Also check out their Garden Art Project, developed to promote community participation and artist collaboration at RBG, as well as raise awareness and developmental support for the Gardens. Similar in structure to the popular “Little Library,” each “Nature Nook” is a small wooden building that is mounted on a 6’ garden post. Local artists and enthusiastic people of all skill levels artistically interpreted this year’s design. The finished pieces are installed throughout the Gardens where they will be displayed from June 1 through September 1 for all visitors to enjoy. The chairs will then be sold at a live auction on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Gardens.

Hours of Operation

Hours vary by season. Please see website for details.


When traveling on I-90, exit 175A (Hwy. 11, Janesville). Turn left at the first stoplight (Palmer Drive). Rotary Botanical Gardens is on the right, approximately 1/2 mile.


  • Disabled Access

Natural Attractions Type

  • Arboretum/Botanical
  • Scenic Vistas

Tour Type

  • Agricultural
  • Walking Tours

Shopping Type

  • Specialty Shop