It’s official! Spring has sprung! Which means it’s time to start planning those gardens!

The 2018 Flower and Garden Show is coming to the QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Avenue Rock Island) this weekend! The show will take place on Friday 12-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come wander through landscapes, outdoor kitchens, patios, gardens and more! Vendors will be on hand to discuss projects and provide resources for landscaping such as tools, techniques, accessories, equipment and gifts. Plus there will be seminars from the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners!

Tickets for adults are $8 ($7 in advance), kids 6-15 are $1 and kids 5 and under are free! Friday is Seniors Day and those over age 65 are only $6 from 12-4 p.m.

The Preview Party will take place on Thursday Mar 22 from 4 – 8 p.m. Come get a first glimpse at what the 2018 Flower and Garden Show has to offer while enjoying catered food with hors d’oeuvres , drinks, music and more! Tickets for the Preview Party are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

Make plans to attend this year’s annual Flower and Garden Show at the QCCA Expo Center and spring into the gardening season in style!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.