Square Foot Gardening & Raised Beds with Lisa Johnson, from UW-Extension. Square-foot gardening has been around since the 1970’s. Mel Bartholomew wrote the original square-foot gardening book and now has a new version out which is just as popular as the first one. This is a simple system based on 4-foot by 4-foot raised, Read More

Community Appreciation Day, benefiting Paddy’s Paws What is Community Appreciation Day? During Rotary Botanical Gardens’ Community Appreciation Day, we partner with a local non-profit to help raise awareness and collect donations to help sustain their mission. All donations collected during our Community Appreciation Days are then split with the partnering organization and Rotary Botanical, Read More

Volunteer Work Days are a great way to give back to the Gardens and experience is not necessary! Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time and bring your own gardening gloves. Meet at Rotary Botanical Gardens’ main building – 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville. Break at 10 a.m. with light refreshments. Gardeners of all, Read More

Compost Sale

Held at Rotary Botanical Gardens Horticulture Center, located at 825 Sharon Road. Compost is $6 per bag (1.5 cubic feet, 45 lbs.) with 10% off for RBG Members. Learn more about Gardening and nature by attending Botanic Talks!

Think Spring and Join us for our Annual Plant Sale! Here’s what you need to know: Plant Sales are open to the general public! The sale includes compost, a wide range of vegetables, herbs, perennials and shrubs. Free parking, please follow the directional signs off of Palmer Drive, on Sharon Road. Check out the, Read More

The 2018 Spring Symposium will Feature Megan Cain, Richard Hawke and Mark Dwyer. Download or Print the Spring Symposium Flyer Megan Cain Megan will present Beyond the Herb Rack: There are few greater delights than grabbing a handful of fresh herbs to complete your evening meal. And creatively incorporating herbs into your garden design can, Read More

The First Botanic Talk of the Year: Starting Native Plants from Seeds in Milk Jugs on Saturday, January 27, 2018. General admission is $7, discounts available for RBG Members! Starting Native Plants from Seeds in Milk Jugs. January may be the middle of winter, but it is the time for you to think spring when, Read More

  Post by Janice Peterson A volunteer at Rotary Botanical Gardens recently suggested I write about wild parsnip. He had noticed a lot of it along the bike path and was concerned path users wouldn’t know what it was. He is right to be concerned – this is one weed you definitely want to, Read More

Posted by Janice Peterson Gardening is considered a healthy occupation, full of fresh air, exercise and Zen-like moments of contemplation. But there’s a dangerous side to gardening: accidents, injuries, allergies, insect stings, sunburn, dehydration and infections. With good judgement, most of these hazards are preventable. The following are a few infections gardeners should try, Read More

Post by Janice Peterson At the recent Spring Plant Sale at Rotary Botanical Gardens, I was discussing tomatoes with a couple of women. One told me she’d like to try several indeterminant varieties but didn’t have enough space. She complained that when she plants and cages just one tomato plant it takes over her, Read More