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Rotary Botanical Gardens

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Upcoming Events

August 2017
$5 - $7

Something Fishy Garden Art Project

August 21 - September 4
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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A striking addition to the awe-inspiring gardens during the spring and summer of 2017 is a showcase of wooden garden art objects painted and embellished by local artists. This year's theme is Something Fishy" and features handcrafted wooden fish made by Rotary Botanical Gardens' volunteers. The decorated fish will become part of the 2017 StoryWalk program held in partnership with Janesville's Hedberg Public Library. The featured StoryWalk book is titled "Commotion in the Ocean" by Giles Andreae. The fish will…

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September 2017

Fall Plant Sale

September 8 - September 10
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Visit the Rotary Botanical Gardens' Horticulture Center (follow signs off Palmer Dr) for this annual plant sale which includes a wide range of trees, shrubs, mums, perennials and more. RBG Friends Members receive 10% off, and can enjoy a special Friends Members only pre-sale on Thursday, September 7 from 4:30 - 7:30pm.

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Community Appreciation Day

September 11 @ 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Enjoy donation based admission to the Gardens, indoor and outdoor children's activities, and more. This month's Community Appreciation Day will partner with the Janesville Police Department and the Janesville Fire Department. All donations raised will be split between Rotary Botanical Gardens and partnering organizations.

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$100

Harvest Moon Gala: Hops & Hostas

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Join the Gardens for a night of local libations and celebration! Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while local blues and jazz favorites, The Dave Potter Trio, provide live music. Rock County Brewing Company will provide a flight of delicious beer, including a limited release Rotary Botanical Gardens' brew! An unveiling of a one-of-a-kind hosta grown and named in honor of the Gardens' visionary founder Dr. Robert Yahr tops off the night. Raffles and silent auction will also be offered.

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November 2017
TBA

Fall Garden Symposium

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Join Rotary Botanical Gardens for an exciting and inspirational day as they study Landscape Design.

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Holiday Light Show

November 24 - November 25
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This annual holiday event is a seasonal escape into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and family-friendly fun, unparalleled in the region. Please visit the Rotary Botanical Gardens website below for additional details. The Holiday Light Show will be open from 4pm - 8pm on November 24 & 25 and December 8 - 10, 14 - 23, and 26 - 28. Tickets will be available online and in RBG's Cottage Garden Gallery . Skip the lines, buy online!

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December 2017
TBA

Bites & Lights

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Rotary Botanical Gardens presents Bites & Lights, an annual holiday cocktail party featuring music, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert. A silent auction will conclude the evening. Guests are welcome to enjoy the Holiday Light Show display beginning at 7pm. Farm-to-table catering provided by the Black Sheep of Whitewater, Wisconsin. Tickets available beginning October 1, 2017.

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Holiday Light Show

December 8 - December 10
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This annual holiday event is a seasonal escape into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and family-friendly fun, unparalleled in the region. Please visit the Rotary Botanical Gardens website below for additional details. The Holiday Light Show will be open from 4pm - 8pm on November 24 & 25 and December 8 - 10, 14 - 23, and 26 - 28. Tickets will be available online and in RBG's Cottage Garden Gallery . Skip the lines, buy online!

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Holiday Light Show

December 14 - December 23
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This annual holiday event is a seasonal escape into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and family-friendly fun, unparalleled in the region. Please visit the Rotary Botanical Gardens website below for additional details. The Holiday Light Show will be open from 4pm - 8pm on November 24 & 25 and December 8 - 10, 14 - 23, and 26 - 28. Tickets will be available online and in RBG's Cottage Garden Gallery . Skip the lines, buy online!

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Holiday Light Show

December 26 - December 28
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This annual holiday event is a seasonal escape into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and family-friendly fun, unparalleled in the region. Please visit the Rotary Botanical Gardens website below for additional details. The Holiday Light Show will be open from 4pm - 8pm on November 24 & 25 and December 8 - 10, 14 - 23, and 26 - 28. Tickets will be available online and in RBG's Cottage Garden Gallery . Skip the lines, buy online!

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April 2018
Free

Earth Day Celebration in the Gardens

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Explore the Gardens free of charge at this family-friendly celebration! Enjoy food from local food trucks, vendors, children's activities, and entertainment provided by the Zoozort mini zoo. The Zoozort live animal program requires a paid ticket. Zoozort is a traveling zoo from Westfield, Wisconsin with wildly entertaining and educational programs featuring exotic animals from around the world.

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