Rotary Gardens' Holiday Light Show in Janesville, WI

Dec 13, 2018 12:15pm -
Dec 13, 2018 06:00pm
Janesville, WI

Event Description

Region III Regional Meeting | Janesville, Wisconsin
Rotary Gardens' Holiday Light Show
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 12:15PM - 6:00PM


Join GWA members for an unusual December event for holiday lights, greenery, goodies and more! Our day begins with learning about poinsettias and greenery trends during a special behind the scenes poinsettia painting demo and holiday swag workshop at K&W Greenery. Then, we’ll travel to Rotary Botanical Gardens for a hands-on workshop featuring plants of winter interest, a networking warm-up with holiday treats then a pruning demonstration sponsored by Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs. Then, the crème-de-la-crème: a guided tour of the beautiful Holiday Light Show at Rotary Botanical Gardens!


11:00AM - 12:15PM

Optional Lunch at Road Dawg Janesville (2419 Morse Street)
Lunch NOT included with registration fee. If you wish to join the lunch, please RSVP to Diane Blazek at

12:15PM - 12:30PM

Arrival and Check-In at K&W Greenery

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Tour, Workshop and Shopping at K&W Greenery
Garden center tour and shopping. Poinsettia painting demo with Chris Williams. Tabletop or Door swag workshop (materials are provided to create your own 12-18" greenery swag, self decorated to your liking)

2:00PM - 2:10PM

Drive to Rotary Botanical Gardens

2:15PM - 2:30PM

Arrive and Check-In at  Rotary Botanical Gardens

2:30PM - 3:15PM

Outdoor Tour and Plants for Winter Interest Demonstration
with Mark Dwyer

3:15PM - 3:45PM

GWA Business Meeting & Networking
Warm up with hot cocoa, coffee and snacks

3:45PM - 4:30PM

"Principles of Pruning"
with Stacey from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs

4:30PM - 6:00PM

Holiday Light Show Tour
(oooh's and aaaah's included free of charge!)

Dinner as a group after the light show is optional, not included in the pricing, but we recommend The Milwaukee Grill (2601 Morse Street, Janesville, WI 53545).

A few key features of this year’s light show:
·         As additional 50,000 lights in 2018 for 500,000+ total
·         Many botanical themed displays
·         Hundreds of lit holiday trees
·         Three thousand half-gallon milk jug luminaries
·         Decorated Japanese garden trees and shrubs contribute strong form (and color) 
·         And much more…this will be the biggest show yet and incorporates the new Wellness Garden

The group will meet at 12:25PM at K&W Greenery (1328 US-14, Janesville, WI 53545) then each of us will drive to Rotary in our own transportation.

If a hotel is needed, there are several options:

Cancelation Policy
Cancelation requests received in writing by Thursday, November 29 will be subject to a 25% cancelation fee, which will be deducted from the refund. No refunds will be made after Thursday, November 29. Substitutions will be permitted with no penalties.


Event Type:Social
Early registration ends on Nov 30, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Dec 01, 2018 and ends on Dec 13, 2018.
Late registration starts on Dec 14, 2018.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
Member Fee: $40.00$50.00$50.00
Non-Member Fee: $65.00$75.00$75.00