ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 20, 2021) — The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, showcasing our largest light display yet.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 4, 2021) — The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, showcasing our largest light display yet.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 30, 2021) — Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for our sixth annual Not So Scary Halloween Walk.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 17, 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 (October 13, 2020) — General admission, free for members. RSVP required for a time slot and to receive a pumpkin. One pumpkin provided per youth-ticket and youth-member ticket while supplies last.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (March 9, 2020) — Satisfy your sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate experience. There is something for every age group to enjoy at this family-friendly event.

Vendors will offer free samples of delicious chocolate creations and also have items for purchase for Easter and Mother's Day.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 28, 2020) — The Quad City Botanical Center and Rock Island Parks and Recreation are partnering to offer a unique day trip on June 18, 2020.

 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 26, 2019) — Celebrate the end of 2019 as you give 2020 an early welcome at this New Year's Eve event. The updated format for this New Year's Eve event at the Botanical Center includes a cash bar with champagne and roses available to purchase for your sweetheart. There is no RSVP required and access to the bar is included in the general admission fee.

 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 5, 2019) 

Winter Nights Winter Lights Exhibit

The gardens will be in winter bloom with over 100,000 glowing lights during the third annual Winter Nights Winter Lights.

Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night then warm up inside at the free hot chocolate bar. Bring the kids for crafts or plan your visit on one of our special event nights.

 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 15, 2019) — Join us for a cocktail party to celebrate the opening of Winter Nights Winter Lights and be among the first to see the lights before the public opening. Enjoy 100,000 lights both inside and outside as you stroll our gardens and celebrate the start of the holiday season.

Enchanted evening activities:

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