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Janesville, WI 53545 United States

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April 2017

Japanese Garden Design: An Evening Garden Seminar

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Tim Gruner, Garden Curator of Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois, will present the lecture “Japanese Garden Design.”  Learn about the guiding principles of Japanese garden design, including patterns found in nature and the human connection to the landscape.  The general pattern formed by trees growing along streams and on slopes, the  nature of…

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Compost Sale

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Sale held at RBG Horticulture Center, located on Sharon Road, Janesville, Wisconsin. $6 per bag (1.5 cubic feet, 45 lbs.) with 10% off for RBG Friends members.

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May 2017

Story & Stroll

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This event is geared towards children ages 2-6 years old and their caregivers. Enjoy seasonal stories, songs and a stroll through the Gardens. Monthly event details may be found online. $2/child (2+), $1/adult. Please note: story time begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. We ask that you arrive no later than 9:55 a.m. Thank you!…

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Guided Tour: Anderson Japanese Gardens

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This guided tour will illustrate the design principles presented at the April 26, Evening Garden Seminar featuring Anderson Gardens Curator Tim Gruner. Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois encourages you to “Surround yourself with nature in an outdoor setting that inspires the mind & energizes the soul.”  This guided tour will illustrate the design…

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Compost & Pansy Sale

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Sale held at RBG Horticulture Center, located on Sharon Road, Janesville WI. Compost is $6 per bag (1.5 cubic feet, 45 lbs.) with 10% off for RBG Friends members.

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Asian Brush Painting Class

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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  Create a piece of art to take home under the instruction of artist Stella Dobbins.    $20 non-members, $17 RBG members Maximum 20 participants. Registration required by May 8, 2017 $1.50 convenience fee added for online registration Registration Non-Members $21.50 USD RBG Members $18.50 USD RBG Member Expiration Date

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RBG Friends Members Spring Plant Sale Preview Reception

May 11 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This Plant Sale Previews is a RBG Friends member only benefit that allows for early shopping in advance of the sale opening to the public. This event will take place at our Horticulture Center. Members will be invited to stroll the Gardens and meet other members after shopping. Light refreshments provided. Please note: memberships…

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Mother’s Day Brunch

May 14
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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SOLD OUT! Celebrate the Women in Your Life at Rotary Botanical Gardens! Mother's Day Brunch, catered by the Black Sheep of Whitewater. Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Mother's Day Brunch, we are currently booked for both seating times. The Gardens will be open to the public on Sunday, May 14 (Mother's Day)…

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Garden Art Project On Display

May 15
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Details on the projects available early 2017. The 2017 Garden Art Projects will be on display beginning May 15. The final day for the projects to be on display is September 4, 2017.

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Rhythm & Blooms

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Featuring The Dave Potter Trio The band will perform in the Gazebo while guests may set up their chairs and blankets on the lawn, overlooking the pond. Rhythm & Blooms is a summer concert series that combines a chance to unwind while soaking up the breathtaking view of Rotary Botanical…

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Bonsai Seminar and Demonstration

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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“Bonsai:  Its Art and Philosophy” seminar and demonstration by Dr. Charles Mortensen.  $5 non-members, $3 RBG members Maximum 20 participants. Registration required by May 15, 2017 $1.50 convenience fee added to online registrations Download & print the flyer, here Registration Non-members $6.50 USD RBG Members $4.50 USD RBG Member Expiration Date

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Compost Sale

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Sale held at RBG Horticulture Center, located on Sharon Road, Janesville, Wisconsin. Compost is $6 per bag (1.5 cubic feet, 45 lbs.) with 10% off for RBG Friends members.

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Volunteer Work Day

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Volunteer Work Days are a great way to give back to the Gardens. No experience necessary. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time and bring your own gardening gloves. Break at 10 a.m. with light refreshments.

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Lawn Care Basics for the Wisconsin Homeowner: An Evening Garden Seminar

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Dr. Paul Koch of the UW-Madison Department of Plant Pathology will talk about “Lawn Care Basics for the Wisconsin Homeowner.”  Learn how to have a healthy green lawn by following the suggested timing of fertilizer and pesticide applications.  Paul will also discuss alternative healthy lawn practices that can lessen the reliance on traditional pesticides,…

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Volunteer Work Day

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Volunteer Work Days are a great way to give back to the Gardens. No experience necessary. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time and bring your own gardening gloves. Break at 10 a.m. with light refreshments.

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Compost Sale

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Sale held at RBG Horticulture Center, located on Sharon Road, Janesville WI. Compost is $6 per bag (1.5 cubic feet, 45 lbs.) with 10% off for RBG Friends members.

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Free Admission w/Military ID (Memorial Day)

May 29 @ 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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We welcome those with a Military ID to enjoy the Gardens, free of charge, today.

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June 2017

Volunteer Work Day

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Volunteer Work Days are a great way to give back to the Gardens. No experience necessary. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time and bring your own gardening gloves. Break at 10 a.m. with light refreshments.

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Story & Stroll

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This event is geared towards children 2-6 years old and their caregivers. Enjoy seasonal stories, songs and a stroll through the Gardens. Monthly event details may be found online. $2/child (2+), $1/adult

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Volunteer Work Day

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Volunteer Work Days are a great way to give back to the Gardens. No experience necessary. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time and bring your own gardening gloves. Break at 10 a.m. with light refreshments.

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June 14
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This Month's Partnering Organization is the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin Enjoy donation based admission to the Gardens, indoor and outdoor children’s activities, and more. This month we will be partnering with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin. Donations collected on this day will be split between Rotary Botanical Gardens and our partnering organization.

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Community Appreciation Day

June 14
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This Month's Partnering Organization is The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin. Enjoy donation based admission to the Gardens, indoor and outdoor children’s activities, and more on our Community Appreciation Days. This month we will be partnering with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin. Donations collected on this day will be split between Rotary Botanical…

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Volunteer Work Day

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Volunteer Work Days are a great way to give back to the Gardens. No experience necessary. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time and bring your own gardening gloves. Break at 10 a.m. with light refreshments.

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Rhythm & Blooms

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Featuring The Brothers Quinn Don't forget your chairs and/or blankets! Guests are welcome to set up their seats on the Gazebo Garden lawn at 4:30 p.m. Rhythm & Blooms is a summer concert series that combines a chance to unwind while soaking up the breathtaking view of Rotary Botanical Gardens.…

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“Wild Edible & Poisonous Plants of Wisconsin” Garden Hike

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Dave Bendlin, retired Milton School District educator will present “Wild Edible and Poisonous plants of Wisconsin.”  Join Dave on a tour of the 'wild side' across from Rotary Botanical Gardens. During an easy hike outdoors, Dave will help participants identify common wild edible plants and other useful plants. Common poisonous plants will also be…

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The Ups and Downs of Wisconsin Weather: An Evening Garden Seminar

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Steve Ackerman and Jon Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison atmospheric scientists, will present “The Ups and Downs of Wisconsin Weather.”  Steve and Jon will speak about climate trends in Wisconsin, explain forecasting models and unveil the latest long-range forecast.  They will also introduce us to CoCoRaHS, a citizen organization that collects precipitation data across the…

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July 2017

Free Admission for those w/Military ID (Independence Day)

July 4
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Story & Stroll

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This event is geared towards children 2-6 years old and their caregivers. Enjoy seasonal stories, songs and a stroll through the Gardens. Monthly event details may be found online. $2/child (2+), $1/adult

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Community Appreciation Day

July 11
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This Month's Partnering Organization is Echo of Janesville Enjoy donation based admission to the Gardens, indoor and outdoor children’s activities, and more. This month we will be partnering with the Echo of Janesville. Donations collected on this day will be split between Rotary Botanical Gardens and our partnering organization.

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Home Garden Tour

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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The annual Home Garden Tour is $10 in advance or $12 the day of the event. Children ages 12 and under are free. Tickets will be on sale at RBG and K&W Greenery, on June 1, 2017. Ticket includes admission to Rotary Botanical Gardens on July 15, 2017.

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Rhythm & Blooms

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Featuring Gary The Band The Gazebo Garden is a perfect place to watch the sun set in the Gardens. Rhythm & Blooms is a summer concert series that combines a chance to unwind while soaking up the breathtaking view of Rotary Botanical Gardens. Attendees will enjoy a musical performance by…

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Favorite Perennials for the Late Summer and Fall Garden: An Evening Garden Seminar

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Nancy Nedveck, co-owner of the Flower Factory nursery in Stoughton, Wisconsin will share her “Favorite Perennials for the Late Summer and Fall Garden.”  Get the inside scoop on the best plants for our hottest weather and for the fall.  You will also learn the benefit of fall planting and understand why the experts recommend…

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Garden Photography for Beginners

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Marsha Mood, a Rotary Botanical Gardens volunteer photographer, will teach “Garden Photography for Beginners.” Session 1:  60-minute presentation on camera basics and composition, plus a 60-minute photography session in the Gardens. Session 2:  60-minute presentation focused on photo editing, plus a 60-minute photography session in the Gardens. $6 for RBG members and $10 for…

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Mid-Summer Social

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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The Mid-Summer social is open to all RBG Volunteers and their guests. This social is a chance to meet other volunteers, learn about the Gardens, and enjoy each other’s company. Invitations will be sent to all volunteers. Questions? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@rotarygardens.org

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Photography Class

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Marsha Mood, a Rotary Botanical Gardens volunteer photographer, will teach “Garden Photography for Beginners.” Session 1:  60-minute presentation on camera basics and composition, plus a 60-minute photography session in the Gardens. Session 2:  60-minute presentation focused on photo editing, plus a 60-minute photography session in the Gardens. Bring your point-and-shoot or DSLR camera! Limit…

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August 2017

Story & Stroll

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This event is geared towards children ages 2-6 years old and their caregivers. Enjoy seasonal stories, songs and a stroll through the Gardens. Monthly event details may be found online. $2/child (2+), $1/adult

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Horticulture Therapy Symposium

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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The educational Horticultural Therapy Symposium is designed for home gardeners, occupational therapists, activities professionals, special educators, social workers, other clinicians, and Masters Gardeners.  You will learn to develop and maintain a vast array of successful programs as well as address personal gardening goals.  Save the date, more info to come!

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Rhythm & Blooms

August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Featuring Groove Hotel Rhythm & Blooms is a summer concert series that combines a chance to unwind while soaking up the breathtaking view of Rotary Botanical Gardens. Attendees will enjoy a musical performance by The Groove Hotel in the Gazebo Garden (weather permitting).  In addition to the sweet sounds, we are excited to announce our…

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Community Appreciation Day

August 22
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. All donations raised will be used to sustain the beauty of the Gardens.

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All About Monarchs – Their Life and Their Migration: An Evening Garden Seminar

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Emily and Larry Scheunemann, retired Janesville educators, will present the program “All About Monarchs – Their Life and Their Migration.”  Emily and Larry have created a Monarch Way station on their property in Wisconsin and have been tagging Monarchs in September for Monarch Watch for seven years. Learn about plants that can make a…

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September 2017

RBG Friends Members Plant Sale Preview Reception

September 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Plant Sale Preview receptions are open to RBG Friends members as an opportunity to purchase items from the plant sale in advance of the general public. This event will take place at our Horticulture Center. Members will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Gardens after shopping. Light refreshments provided.

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Fall Plant Sale

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on September 10, 2017 at 9:00am

Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Plant Sales are open to the general public. Those with a RBG Friends membership will receive a 10% discount on purchases. Memberships may be purchased at the sale. The sale includes a wide range of trees, shrubs, mums, perennials, and more.

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Garden Art Auction

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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The Garden Art Auction will conclude our Garden Art Display of the summer. The public is invited to bid on these projects, as all funds raised help to sustain the Gardens. Auction details will be available early 2017.

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Fall Plant Sale

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on September 9, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on September 10, 2017 at 9:00am

Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Plant Sales are open to the general public. Those with a RBG Friends membership will receive a 10% discount on purchases. Memberships may be purchased at the sale. The sale includes a wide range of trees, shrubs, mums, perennials, and more.

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Fall Plant Sale

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on September 9, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on September 10, 2017 at 9:00am

Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Plant Sales are open to the general public. Those with a RBG Friends membership will receive a 10% discount on purchases. Memberships may be purchased at the sale. The sale includes a wide range of trees, shrubs, mums, perennials, and more.

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Over-Wintering Tropical Plants and Favorite Houseplants: An Evening Garden Seminar

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Patty Bailey, retail manager of Oak Village Garden Center will talk about “Over-Wintering Tropical Plants and Favorite Houseplants.”   Be successful with the plants you bring into your home by learning proper watering techniques, knowing how to transplant container plants, and offering them appropriate levels of light.  Patty will share photos of her most prized…

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October 2017

Unique Conifers Make a Garden Special: An Evening Garden Seminar

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Rich Eyre, owner of Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery in Woodstock, IL  will begin his presentation, “Unique Conifers Make a Garden Special,”  talking about how to site and select conifers for every garden location.   Conifers can improve your garden with tremendous form, phenomenal texture, unusual shapes and seasonal color.  Colorful coning attributes, buds and interesting…

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Volunteer Work Day

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Volunteer Work Days are a great way to give back to the Gardens. No experience necessary. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time and bring your own gardening gloves. Break at 10 a.m. with light refreshments.

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November 2017

Fall Symposium

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This day-long event will be devoted to the study of Landscape Design.  Save the date!   Please check back, more details to come.

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Evergreen Arrangement Make-and-Take

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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With Patty Bailey’s instruction, you will design and take home a beautiful “Evergreen Arrangement” for either indoor or outdoor use.  You will learn how to add color and dimension to your arrangement, how to make a beautiful bow, and how to ensure that your arrangement lasts through the winter.  Materials, including greenery, ribbon and…

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Plant Selection for Four-Season Garden Interest: An Evening Garden Seminar

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Mark Dwyer, Horticulture Director of Rotary Botanical Gardens, will speak about “Plant Selection for Four-Season Garden Interest.”  Drawing on his experience and expertise, Mark will share photos of his favorite plants that contribute over all four seasons in the garden.  Plants with wonderful blooms, fragrance, structure, fantastic foliage and other attributes will be covered…

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