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1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States

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May 2018

Botanic Talk: Wisconsin Wilts – Lethal Diseases of Elms & Oaks

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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“Wisconsin Wilts: Lethal Diseases of Elms & Oaks” with Dr. Glen Stanosz, Professor of Tree and Forest Health. Join us in welcoming Dr. Glen Stanosz, from the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Cost: $7 General Admission, $5 RBG Members; includes printed and note taking materials (where applicable), admission…

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Volunteer Work Day

May 26 @ 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 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…

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June 2018

Volunteer Work Day

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Celebrate National Donut Day With Us! 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.…

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Story & Stroll

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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A one-hour event, geared towards children ages 2-6 years old and their caregivers. This event is limited to 50 children. Children will be grouped into two sections of 25 children total. Grouping is done on a first come-first served basis. Spots are unable to be held for those who are not on-site. Check-in for this…

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Wednesday Work Night

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Similar to our Saturday Volunteer Work Days, the Wednesday Work Night provides another opportunity, especially those who work a typical “9-5”, to volunteer at Rotary Botanical Gardens. RSVP is required, please email volunteer@rotarygardens.org or call 608-754-1779. No experience necessary, just bring your own gardening gloves. Gardeners of all ages are welcome. Those under 16 must be…

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Community Appreciation Day

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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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…

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Wednesday Work Night

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Similar to our Saturday Volunteer Work Days, the Wednesday Work Night provides another opportunity, especially those who work a typical “9-5”, to volunteer at Rotary Botanical Gardens. RSVP is required, please email volunteer@rotarygardens.org or call 608-754-1779. No experience necessary, just bring your own gardening gloves. Gardeners of all ages are welcome. Those under 16 must be…

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Volunteer Work Day

June 16 @ 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 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…

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Rhythm & Blooms

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Enjoy a live concert in the Gazebo Garden, featuring the Groove Hotel! Click here to learn more about The Groove Hotel This months’ concert will feature the Groove Hotel in the Gazebo Garden, weather permitting. Bring your chairs or blankets! Concert attendees are welcome to set up beginning at 5 p.m. Food and beverages will be…

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Botanic Talk: Square Foot & Raised Beds Gardening

June 26 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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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…

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July 2018

Free Admission with Military ID

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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The staff at Rotary Botanical Gardens would like to thank active and retired U.S. military personnel for their service by offering free admission, today. Note: Additional free admission days for U.S. military personnel can be found within our calendar of events.

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Story & Stroll

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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A one-hour event, geared towards children ages 2-6 years old and their caregivers. This event is limited to 50 children. Children will be grouped into two sections of 25 children total. Grouping is done on a first come-first served basis. Spots are unable to be held for those who are not on-site. Check-in for this…

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Registration Required: Wild Edible & Poisonous Plants Hike

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Hike with Dave Bendlin and learn about Wild Edible & Poisonous Plants! There are many reasons why people might have an interest in learning more about wild edible plants: an interest in natural/organic foods, as an outdoor hobby, as a way to save money, and for those with an interest in developing survival skills.…

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Rhythm & Blooms

July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Enjoy a live concert in the Gazebo Garden, featuring Gary The Band! This months’ concert will feature Gary The Band in the Gazebo Garden, weather permitting. Bring your chairs or blankets! Concert attendees are welcome to set up beginning at 5 p.m. Food and beverages will be available beginning at 5 p.m. Concert to begin at…

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Botanic Talk: The Monarch Kingdom

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Learn about The Monarch Kingdom during our July Botanic Talk! General admission is $7, discounts available for RBG Members! The Monarch Kingdom with Shelly Culea. Shelly Culea will speak about her experiences in the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries of Mexico. In 2015, Shelly visited several UNESCO protected Monarch sites located in the rugged and remote…

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August 2018

Story & Stroll

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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A one-hour event, geared towards children ages 2-6 years old and their caregivers. This event is limited to 50 children. Children will be grouped into two sections of 25 children total. Grouping is done on a first come-first served basis. Spots are unable to be held for those who are not on-site. Check-in for this…

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Horticultural Therapy Symposium

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Horticultural Therapy Symposium A summer symposium featuring topics for home gardeners, occupational therapists, activities professionals, special educators, social workers, other clinicians, and Masters Gardeners. Engage in gardening and plant based activities, indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). CEU’s available, certificates will be awarded to participants upon completion of the symposium. Advance tickets/registration required and must…

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Community Appreciation Day

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Community Appreciation Day, benefiting Acts of Kindness 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…

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Rhythm & Blooms

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Back by Popular Demand... The Brothers Quinn! This months’ concert will feature The Brothers Quinn in the Gazebo Garden, weather permitting.  Bring your chairs or blankets! Concert attendees are welcome to set up beginning at 5 p.m. Food and beverages will be available beginning at 5 p.m. Concert to begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets…

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Botanic Talk: Gardening for Pollinators

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Gardening for Perennials with Larry and Emily Schennumann. How important are pollinators to life around us?  Over 80% of plants require an animal pollinator to reproduce. All pollinators are in trouble for many reasons. Learn about all the different pollinators that are at work in your garden that you may have over looked. You…

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September 2018

Story & Stroll

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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A one-hour event, geared towards children ages 2-6 years old and their caregivers. This event is limited to 50 children. Children will be grouped into two sections of 25 children total. Grouping is done on a first come-first served basis. Spots are unable to be held for those who are not on-site. Check-in for this…

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Garden Art Auction

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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 the projects from the “Hop to It” Garden Art Exhibit. All funds raised will help to sustain the Gardens. Please arrive with enough time to secure a bidder number. The live auction will begin…

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Botanic Talk: The Basics of Canning

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Welcome Joey & Holly Baird of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Show! The Basics of Canning, with Joey & Holly Baird. Holly Baird is an award winning state fair canner. She will teach you how to can safely, how to get started in canning, and canning methods and techniques. Joey and Holly enjoy making presentations at garden…

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October 2018

Story & Stroll

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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A one-hour event, geared towards children ages 2-6 years old and their caregivers. This event is limited to 50 children. Children will be grouped into two sections of 25 children total. Grouping is done on a first come-first served basis. Spots are unable to be held for those who are not on-site. Check-in for this…

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Gallery Open House

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Celebrate the beginning of a new season and new merchandise in the Garden Gallery during our Spring Open House event. Shop the handmade works of local artisans and receive discounts of your purchases. Light refreshments will be provided. Select artists will be on-site throughout the day for a meet & greet opportunity. Shop the…

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Volunteer Work Day

October 20 @ 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 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…

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Botanic Talk: The Other Witches’ Brooms – Gems of the Conifer World

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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The Other Witches’ Brooms- Gems of the Confier World!  with Josef Braeu. Learn about dwarf and unique conifers and their origins!  Joe Braeu, internationally known ‘broom collector’, will share his adventures of searching the forests for the mutations, propagating his finds, and the wonderful conifer delights as they mature. Cost: $7 non-member, $5 RBG…

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Halloween Walk

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Rotary “Boo”tanical Gardens invites you to enjoy a family-friendly Halloween experience! Join us for a Halloween Walk on October 31, 2018. This event is for families with children who are looking for a safe place to enjoy Halloween night. Don’t forget to wear your spooktacular costume! Suggested donation: $3 per child. All children must be…

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November 2018

Fall Symposium

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Event Details Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 2018. The program will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check-in will run 8-8:45 a.m. Check-in: Doors will open at 8 a.m. You may check-in and enjoy a continental breakfast, a walk through the Gardens, or take a peek at the silent auction table. You will not be able…

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Bites & Lights

November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Mark Your Calendar! Rotary Botanical Gardens’ annual holiday cocktail party: Bites & Lights! Join us on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. for a night of delectable eats, decadent treats and the magic of the Holiday Lights. Only a limited amount of tickets will be available for this exclusive cocktail party, so grab yours today!…

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