Hours & Location

Attention: Palmer Drive will be temporarily shutdown on Saturday, September 23, due to the Midwest XC Invitational. Please access the Gardens via Main St., Janesville. Call 608.752.3885 with questions.

The Gardens and Cottage Garden Gallery

The Cottage Garden Gallery will close early on the following date: September 23 (4:00 p.m.). Guests will still have access to the Gardens but will need to enter through the Alternate Admissions Door – signage will be provided at the front of the building. Thank you! 

May – September
  • Daily, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

We always recommend checking our calendar of events, when planning a visit to Rotary Botanical Gardens, as special events may alter our regular hours of operation. The Cottage Garden Gallery will close early on select Saturdays, May – September. Questions? Please call 608.314.8416

  • Daily, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Closed
  • Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Closed

*NOTE: Special hours during Holiday Light Show dates. The Gardens will close at the following times and re-open to those who purchase a ticket for the Holiday Light Show:

  • Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
January – March
  • Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Closed
  • Daily, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Business Office

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., year-round.


The Gardens make every effort to remain open during posted hours. However, the Gardens reserve the right to close due to inclement weather. Please check our Facebook page, or call 608.752.3885 for weather related questions.

Closed Holidays

  • Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.


Rotary Botanical Gardens
1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545
Phone: 608-752-3885
Fax: 608-752-3853

Direct lines for staff may be found under our Contact Us page.