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Chocolate Lovers Unite for an Unforgettable Experience!

April 5th, 2019

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate experience! Indulge yourself at the Chocolate Experience on Saturday Apr 6 at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island). Head to the warm and inviting Botanical Center for a day of delights and relaxation. Local chocolatiers and bakeries will be offering samples galore and selling products to take home to enjoy and share. Learn about chocolate and other wonders that come from the tropics on a free sun garden tour. There is something for all ages to enjoy. Three time slots for visiting are offered and tickets are only good for a single... Read More

Chocolate Lovers Unite for an Unforgettable Experience!

March 22nd, 2019

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate experience! Indulge yourself at the Chocolate Experience on Saturday Apr 6 at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island). Head to the warm and inviting Botanical Center for a day of delights and relaxation. Local chocolatiers and bakeries will be offering samples galore and selling products to take home to enjoy and share. Learn about chocolate and other wonders that come from the tropics on a free sun garden tour. There is something for all ages to enjoy. Three time slots for visiting are offered and tickets are only good for a single... Read More

Spend Your Winter Nights Under the Winter Lights

November 28th, 2018

The Quad City Botanical Center gardens are once again in winter bloom! The 2nd Annual Winter Nights Winter Lights kicks off at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Dec 1 and will continue through Sunday Jan 6. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens in winter bloom in addition to thousands of glowing lights from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays throughout the month of December! Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night then warm up inside at the hot chocolate bar. Bring the kids for crafts or plan your visit on one of the special event nights.   Here is... Read More

Get In Some Sunday Funday

May 4th, 2018

Are you looking for a little Sunday Funday family time? Then look no further than the Quad City Botanical Center! This month’s Sunday Funday event at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) is all about Plant Science! On Sunday May 6 from 1-3 p.m. bring the entire family out for a day of learning and fun! Get answers to the questions: What hides in the soil to help plants grow? What exactly do plants take from water? Why do plants need sunshine to grow? Thanks to a grant from the American Chemical Society, they will be exploring plant tissue with a brand-new plant microscope, along... Read More

Orchid Society Show In Bloom At Botanical Center

March 22nd, 2018

Nothing says warmer weather like the beautiful blooms of orchids. Kick off the spring season at the Illowa Orchid Society Spring Show, this weekend! The 43rd Annual Illowa Orchid Society Spring Show is happening this Saturday Mar 24 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Mar 25 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island). With free admission! Numerous orchid displays will be set up for your viewing and smelling pleasures. Vendors such as Anything Orchids, Natt’s Orchids, Orchid Trading Company and more will be selling orchids and related items. Orchid growers... Read More

Winter Night, Winter Lights Rolls Out At QC Botanical Center

November 30th, 2017

The Quad City Botanical Center is in full Winter Bloom this December and you’re invited to the inaugural Winter Night, Winter Lights evening to kick it off! This Friday Dec 1 from 6-9 p.m. Winter Night, Winter Lights will get the winter season started at the Quad City Botanical Center. Tickets are $30, and reservations are required. You can purchase tickets online at http://www.shop.qcgardens.com/Winter-Nights-ALight-Cocktail-Party-WNA.htm. Cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary champagne toast to celebrate the exclusive first-peek access to the Winter Nights, Winter Lights display... Read More

Pumpkin Extravaganza Sprouts Up At Botanical Center

September 29th, 2017

Are you ready for some fall festivities in October? The Quad City Botanical Center is! Throughout the entire month of October, the Quad City Botanical Center will be hosting Pumpkin Extravaganza activities! All fall events are family-friendly and included with general admission costs or membership. Admission for adults (16 years and older) is $6, seniors (60+) and Military is $5, youth (ages 6-15) is $4, children (ages 2-5) is $2 and toddlers (under 2) are free. Here is a full list of the activities for the month of October: Sunday, Oct 1                       1-3 p.m.                                  ... Read More

All Aboard For The Garden Train Railway Exhibit

June 18th, 2017

All aboard! It’s time for the Garden Train Railway Exhibit! That’s right, The Quad City Botanical Center, in partnership with the Heartland Model Railway Club has established a G-Scale Garden Train Railway exhibit! And you can now check out the seasonal garden on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. through October. The Quad City Botanical Center, located at 2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, has general admission costs at $5 for seniors (60 and up) and military, $6 for adults (16 years and older), $4 for youth (ages 6-15), $2 for children (ages 2-5) and free for toddlers under 2. The Garden Train Railway Exhibit... Read More

Pixies And Pirates Flying Into Botanical Center

April 22nd, 2017

Attention all pixies and pirates! Your time has arrived to come out of hiding and have some fun! The Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) is hosting their annual Pixies & Pirates event! This one of a kind fun-filled day will happen on Sunday April 23. The day’s events will be divided into an AM and PM session, the AM session goes from 10am-12pm and the PM session is from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Reservations can be made online at: www.qcgardens.com. Physical tickets will not be needed. All guest’s names will be on a reservation list at the front door on the day of the event. Pixies... Read More

Botanical Center’s KinderNature Is All About Snowflakes!

January 10th, 2017

Do your kids love playing in the snow? Is one of their favorite movies Frosty the Snowman? Do they ever ask you where snow comes from? This month’s KinderNature event Is all about snowflakes! On Tuesday, January, 10 from 10:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. KinderNature will be holding this program at the Quad Cities Botanical Center. Come and create your very own snowflake, and learn about snow and where it comes from. Snacks are provided. Program fee is $6 for non-members and $4 for members. One adult is included with the ticket price. Each additional adult or child 18 months to two years old is $3 and... Read More

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