Rotary Gardens' Holiday Light Show in Janesville, WI

Dec 13, 2018 12:15pm -
Dec 05, 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.