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Looking To Brighten Up Your Home With Some Plants? Check Out Quad City Botanical Center

March 22nd, 2021
Looking To Brighten Up Your Home With Some Plants? Check Out Quad City Botanical Center

Looking for some new plants for your home this spring? The Quad City Botanical Center is taking orders for its annual Plant Sale, with curb side plant pick up Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8. Friday pick up is for members only 3 PM – 7 PM. Saturday pick up is for the general public 9 AM – 12 PM. Members and the public are invited to pre-order plants by April 18. Details about plant pick up are on the website’s plant sale page, qcgardens.com/plant-sale This year, approximately 50 different varieties of annuals and perennials are included in the sale. Individual plants are available for... Read More

Last Chance To Check Out Winter Nights Winter Lights In Rock Island This Week

January 7th, 2021
Last Chance To Check Out Winter Nights Winter Lights In Rock Island This Week

You’ve still got a few days to enjoy the holiday lights illuminating one of the most beautiful spots in the Quad-Cities! Since last fall, Winter Nights Winter Lights has been lighting up the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, but it’s only running through this Sunday, Jan. 10. So take your last chance to check it out! From now to Jan. 10, every night from 4 to 9 p.m. the outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 130,000 glowing lights. Showcasing our largest light display yet, new areas of our outdoor gardens will be lit, including the Children’s Garden. Explore... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Folks Can Still Get That Holiday Feeling At Lighting Displays Up Around The Area

January 2nd, 2021
Quad-Cities' Folks Can Still Get That Holiday Feeling At Lighting Displays Up Around The Area

The holidays are over, but you can still get that fun feeling by checking out the beautiful light displays around the area! Winter Nights Winter Lights is lighting up the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island! From now to Jan. 10, every night from 4 to 9 p.m. the outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 130,000 glowing lights. Showcasing our largest light display yet, new areas of our outdoor gardens will be lit, including the Children’s Garden. Explore the lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit. Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the night... Read More

Winter Nights, Winter Lights Lights Up The Botanical Center

November 26th, 2020
Winter Nights, Winter Lights Lights Up The Botanical Center

Ready to light up your life this week? Winter Nights Winter Lights begins lighting up the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, this week! From Nov. 19 to Jan. 10, every night from 4 to 9 p.m. the outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 130,000 glowing lights. Showcasing our largest light display yet, new areas of our outdoor gardens will be lit, including the Children’s Garden. Explore the lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit. Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. A small processing... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of October 11th: Creepy Tales, Spooky Spectaculars, Painted Pumpkins and MORE!

October 11th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of October 11th: Creepy Tales, Spooky Spectaculars, Painted Pumpkins and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! It’s no secret that the entertainment industry has gone through quite the transformation over the past seven months. When we began this column at the beginning of March 2020, we foresaw sharing ten (of the numerous) exciting events going on in the Quad Cities area throughout the week. Just a few weeks after launching this new feature, we were all presented with a reality we never saw coming. One thing never changed, however. While the look and feel significantly altered, amazing... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 28th: Independence, Magic, Music and MORE!

June 28th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 28th: Independence, Magic, Music and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Blooms With New Summer Programs

June 16th, 2020
Quad City Botanical Center Blooms With New Summer Programs

The Quad City Botanical Center announces new summer drop in programs, family activities, story times and day camps for kids. NEW DROP IN PROGRAMS EVERY THURSDAY 1:00-2:30 PM JUNE 18-AUG 6 Do hands on activities with your kids to learn about nature. New topic each Thursday, free for members or included with admission. No RSVP required. Great for kids entering K-4, but fun for all ages. KINDERNATURE SECOND TUESDAY EACH MONTH 10:30-11:30 AM AND 2:00-3:00 PM Enjoy a story and take your craft and snack home for a no contact revised program. KinderNature is for kids 3-5, RSVP required, $8 per child and... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Getting Ready To Re-Open To The Public

June 4th, 2020
Quad City Botanical Center Getting Ready To Re-Open To The Public

The Quad City Botanical Center is in bloom again! The Center has announced announce opening days for members and the public. Members only are invited to visit the gardens starting on Saturday, June 6. Members only may visit June 6-14. Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm. Members and the general public are invited to the gardens starting June 17. The gardens will not be open to any guests Monday or Tuesday starting June 15. Hours are Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm. All guests are highly encouraged to purchase same day tickets online to help the Botanical... Read More

Penguin Parade Waddles Into Botanical Center

January 16th, 2020
Penguin Parade Waddles Into Botanical Center

Go on a Penguin Parade at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Jan 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Penguin Parade is a family read-in at the Botanical Center in partnership with the Rock Island Public Library. Read with your family, do a penguin scavenger hunt, try the penguin obstacle course, do crafts and receive free giveaway items while supplies last. Admission is free during the event and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit https://www.qcgardens.com/.  Read More

Winter Nights Winter Lights Returns to Quad City Botanical Center

December 1st, 2019
Winter Nights Winter Lights Returns to Quad City Botanical Center

The gardens will be in winter bloom again with 100,000 glowing lights during the third annual Winter Nights Winter Lights at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island). 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 for one of the special events.   Dates and Times 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday   First night for general admission – Wed, Dec 4 Members’ Only Night – Sun, Dec 1   Also open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the night... Read More