The fog was heavy again this morning.  This black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) seen above looked “eerily cool” this morning in the driving range across from the Horticulture Center.  It was fairly chilly until noon and then it warmed up nicely and we saw quite a few folks out in the gardens.  It’s interesting to, Read More

We are pleased to announce that the 22nd Annual Home Garden Tour will be held Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine).   The Home Garden Tour is a wonderful opportunity to explore eight of Janesville’s most beautiful and interesting home gardens and Janesville’s Rotary Botanical Gardens. Each, Read More

We are very pleased to announce that RBG will host a monthly music series this summer called “Music in the Gardens.” The series will feature 3 concerts, each held in the in the lovely Rose Garden.   The first concert will be held Tuesday, June 14 at 5 p.m. with a performance by the, Read More

Amateur photographers are invited to participate in our annual calendar photography contest. Winning photos of the Gardens will be featured in the 2017 RBG wall calendar. The contest is open to all amateur photographers (of any age) except for current RBG employees. There is no fee to enter the contest. All participants may submit, Read More

In honor of Earth Day, RBG will once again hold a special celebration. On Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Feathered Friends of the Gardens” will feature family friendly activities, a document shredding opportunity and amazing birds of prey shows. You are invited to participate in several free activities throughout, Read More

We are delighted to announce that Maryam Polley has joined the Rotary Botanical Gardens staff as the full time Volunteer & Membership Coordinator. In her new role and in collaboration with the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Ron Kuramoto, she will manage all aspects of the volunteer program including recruitment, training, management, communications and data tracking, Read More