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Art In The Garden Blooming In August At Quad City Botanical Center

May 16th, 2020

Art in the Garden will bloom Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 9 AM – 4 PM at Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. Local and regional artists including jewelers, photographers, painters, woodworkers, fabric artists, and others who are inspired by nature to create, will exhibit and sell their art pieces at this outdoor show. The handcrafted works will be on display in tents throughout the gardens and a variety of art price points are offered. $8 adults | $4 members and kids 5-15 Free for kids 4 and younger Pay at the door, no RSVP required The call for entry for artists is open here.  Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Taking Orders For Plant Sale

April 15th, 2020

Looking for a way to brighten up your world with a little foliage and some cool plants? The Quad City Botanical Center is taking online orders through this Friday, April 17 for its annual plant sale. Curbside pickup has been changed to Saturday, May 9, 2020. Members 9 AM-1 PM and non-members 1 PM -5 PM. Purchasers are asked to largely print their first and last name on a sheet of paper to show to the attendant in the circle drive of the Botanical Center for pick up. The attendant will bring the plants to the vehicle and load to provide a contact-free experience. The annual Greenhouse Stock Plant... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Hosting Annual Greenhouse Plant Sale

March 22nd, 2020

Looking to make your world a little greener? You can pre-order yourself some plants online from the Botanical Center! The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting its annual Greenhouse Stock Plant Sale Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Times both days are 10 AM – 5 PM. The public is invited to shop the May weekend sale and pre-order plants by April 17. Pre-orders can be picked up May 8-9 during the sale. Details will be provided if social distancing is required for plant pick up. This year, approximately 50 different varieties of annuals and perennials are included in the sale. Individual plants... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Closing Due To Coronavirus Concerns

March 17th, 2020

In light of recent developments and recommendations to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Quad City Botanical Center is closed. This includes all events, classes and programs. Throughout our closure, we will continue to share content that furthers our mission of bringing people and plants together in fun and meaningful ways on Facebook and our website. We will continue to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and local sources before determining a date to reopen our gardens. Staff will be working either on site or remotely. We thank you for your continued... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Postpones Chocolate Experience

March 14th, 2020

The Quad City Botanical Center announces Chocolate Experience on Sunday, March 15, 2020 has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. The Center intends to reschedule the popular chocolate tasting event and all ticket purchases will be honored at a later date. Admission to the gardens will be waived for Chocolate Experience ticket holders this Sunday, March 15, 11 AM – 4 PM. There will be no chocolate activities. The Rock Island County Health Department was consulted and encouraged the Botanical Center to postpone the event due to the expected large crowds and the close contact activities... Read More

Sweet! Chocolate Experience A Treat At Quad City Botanical Center

February 20th, 2020

Attention chocolate lovers, and those who love them: The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting Chocolate Experience, a family-friendly event for all ages from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  March 15! Local chocolatiers and sweet treat shops will be offering free samples of their tasty creations and have products for guests to purchase and take home to enjoy after Chocolate Experience or give as gifts for Easter or Mother’s Day. Non-edible chocolate items will also be for sale at the event. During the Chocolate Experience guests can enjoy the indoor and outdoor gardens at no additional charge and activities... Read More

Penguin Parade Waddles Into Botanical Center

January 16th, 2020

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

“Books For Kids” Trivia!

October 30th, 2019

The Rock Island Public Library Foundation and the Lorene Evans Watts Fund for Children’s Materials proudly present the “Books for Kids” Trivia Night this Friday. November 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island. Donation to play is $10 per person. Participants can increase their chances to win by purchasing mulligan and doubler round stickers or bidding to win answers for a round from the night’s celebrity genius. Snacks are welcome and a cash bar will be available from the Botanical Center. All beverages must be purchased... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Hosting Books For Kids Trivia Night

October 29th, 2019

The Rock Island Public Library Foundation and the Lorene Evans Watts Fund for Children’s Materials will host the “Books for Kids” Trivia Night on Friday. November 1, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island. Donation to play is $10 per person. Participants can increase their chances to win by purchasing mulligan and doubler round stickers or bidding to win answers for a round from the night’s celebrity genius. Snacks are welcome and a cash bar will be available from the Botanical Center. All beverages must be purchased from the... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Hosting Books For Kids Trivia

October 16th, 2019

The Rock Island Public Library Foundation and the Lorene Evans Watts Fund for Children’s Materials will host the “Books for Kids” Trivia Night on Friday. November 1, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island. Donation to play is $10 per person. Participants can increase their chances to win by purchasing mulligan and doubler round stickers or bidding to win answers for a round from the night’s celebrity genius. Snacks are welcome and a cash bar will be available from the Botanical Center. All beverages must be purchased from the... Read More