DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 1, 2022) — The media are invited to the private opening of Anne Frank: A History for Today on Thursday, September 1, 6PM, at the Putnam Museum and Science Center in Davenport, Iowa. Light refreshments will be served.

Program presenters will have tables showcasing their events, performances, and activities. An event calendar can be found at outofdarknessqc.com/programs.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 17, 2021) — The Quad City Botanical Center’s fifth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights exhibit powered by MidAmerican Energy Company is now open seven days a week through January 2, 2022, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 11, 2021) — The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting its Headwaters of the Mississippi River Ribbon Cutting event on Friday, May 14.

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our Children’s Garden phase two addition. This exciting interactive play exhibit expands our popular water feature and includes a naturalized pond, representative of the headwaters in Itasca, Minnesota.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 12, 2021) The board of directors of the Quad City Botanical Center announces Ryan Wille’s appointment as executive director. Wille assumes the leadership position from Ami Porter, who started at the Center in 1998 and is retiring.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (January 13, 2021) The board of directors of the Quad City Botanical Center announced the upcoming retirement of Executive Director Ami Porter effective in May. Porter has led the organization since 2010 and started at the Center in 1998.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 9, 2020) — 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.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 30, 2020) 


10/04/20 Sunday, 1-3PM

Bring a bag of old clothes, hats, and accessories to donate to the garden to create a scarecrow for our fall display. RSVP for a time slot online. Free with paid admission.


10/11/20 Sunday, 1-3PM

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 22, 2020) — The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting a pop-up plant sale this Saturday, September 26, 10AM-5PM. There is no RSVP or entry fee required to shop the sale. Members and guests paying general admission are welcome to explore the grounds during their visit.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 11, 2020) — The Quad City Botanical Center announces new summer drop in programs, family activities, story times and day camps for kids.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 5, 2020) — The Quad City Botanical Center is amending its reopening protocols released June 4 to enhance COVID-19 protection protocols.


All guests are now REQUIRED to purchase same day tickets online to help the Botanical Center manage the number of guests in the gardens.