Rotary Botanical Gardens

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United States of America - Wisconsin - Janesville

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Rotary Botanical Gardens

Rotary Botanical Gardens is a 20-acre non-profit botanic garden, home to many dramatic and themed gardens. This includes Japanese, Scottish, French Formal, Italian and English Cottage Gardens, as well as one of very few Fern and Moss gardens recognized by the Hardy Fern Foundation in the United States, as well as Shade, Prairie and Woodland Gardens.

Main Address:
Rotary Botanical Gardens
1455 Palmer Drive
Wisconsin 53545 United States of America

Telephone: (608) 752-3885
Fax: (608) 752-3853
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: David Jennings, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1989
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 8 Hectares
    Latitude: 42.6700560
    Longitude: -89.0049530
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 400

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Grounds Collections:
    Woody Plants (trees, shrubs, vines) 1101 taxa (3,121 specimens)
    Perennials 2,506 taxa (6,824 specimens)
    Bulbs 970 taxa (380,000 total bulbs)
    Seasonal Plantings 800 annual taxa (100,000 plants)

    Noteworthy Collections:
    Daffodils (Narcissus) 300+ varieties
    Ornamental Onion (Allium) 54 varieties (spring bloomers)
    Hostas 300+ varieties
    Daylilies 300+ varieties
    Ferns 250 varieties

    Seasonal Collections:
    Salvia (155 varieties, 2007)
    Tomato, Eggplant, Pepper, Basil (50 varieties each, 2007)
    All-America Selections (200 varieties, 2006)
    Nicotiana (80 varieties, 2006)
    Celosia (115 varieties, 2005)
    Snapdragon (220 varieties, 2005)
    Zinnia (154 varieties, 2004)
    Morning Glory (40 varieties, 2003)

Conservation Programmes

  • Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes