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Rotary Gardens, Inc.

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Causes: Botanical Gardens & Arboreta, Environment

Mission: Enriching lives through natural beauty, education and the arts.

Programs: Rotary botanical gardens, a 20-acre non-profit botanic garden, is home to many dramatic and themed gardens. Some have an international focus, such as the japanese (named one of the top 25 japanese gardens in north america), scottish, french formal, italian, and english cottage gardens. Also included are less formally-structured gardens including 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. On-site is an educational center offering a variety of programs. Rotary botanical gardens is the #1 tourist destination in rock county and it is estimated to welcome over 100,000 visitors annually.

rotary botanical gardens offers four individual rooms, each 19' x 31' with separate access, for business meetings, training sessions or retreats. The rooms expand to create space for conventions, banquets or sales seminars. The stunning atrium provides natural lighting and a breath-taking view of the gardens, creating a convenient area for reception with a coat room, gift shop, and restroom facilities close at hand. The atmosphere is calming and quiet, with access to 20 internationally themed botanical gardens to stimulate your mind and create an inspiring and productive environment.

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rotary botanical gardens offers educational programs, children's programs, therapeutic horticulture programs, master gardener training, and topical symposia and workshops. The professional horticulture staff has a strong interest in the subject of horticulture therapy. Rotary botanical gardens partners with a variety of local organizations on dynamic and interactive programming, volunteer opportunities, family events, and educational offerings. Examples of these organizations include hedberg public library, rock county education and criminal addictions program, janesville area convention and visitors bureau, bower city garden club, janesville area herb society, university of wisconsin-extension, mercy health system, young women's christian association of rock county, school district of janesville, janesville performing arts center, rock county historical society, spotlight on kids, independent disability services, and united way blackhawk region.

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