Rotary Botanical Gardens offers a variety of educational programs and activities throughout the year for adults, families and youth. Please visit our Education page or Calendar of Events for a complete listing of programs, workshops, and symposia.

We offer a variety of rental spaces in a gorgeous and serene setting that features year-round beauty. Our gardens offer the perfect place for any special event rentals including weddings, meetings, corporate events, memorials and holiday celebrations.

Enjoy a wide variety of events throughout the year, including Plant Sales, Summer Concert Series, Cottage Garden Gallery Sales, Volunteer Socials, Community Appreciation Days, Holiday Light Show, Workshops, Educational Programs, and more!

View our Calendar of Events, here.

Holiday Light Show

The 2018 Holiday Light Show broke records with over 500,000 twinkling lights - the largest amount in RBG history AND the largest crowd we've ever seen...over 57,000 visitors! New in 2018: an extended route featuring the recently completed Wellness Garden! The Holiday Light Show also included: 100 individual displays, 2,300 luminaries, 800 icicle lights, 100 decorated evergreens, 100 lit archways, 75 decorated garden obelisks. Inside visitors could find an antique sleigh for family photos, a concession stand with sweet treats and hot drinks, and more! 

In addition to being a beloved community and regional event, the HLS serves as a major fundraiser for RBG and creates significant economic impact to the Janesville area. In 2017 we welcomed over 46,000 visitors in a total  of 21 nights. The Holiday Light Show is a magical family-friendly event, as well as a breathtaking backdrop for any wedding, reception, holiday party, or corporate function. Learn more