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:

 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 18, 2019) — On Sunday, October 20, 1-3PM, celebrate Halloween and the fall harvest at the Botanical Center. Show off your costume, compete in races and paint a pumpkin to take home.

One pumpkin per family please, while supplies last.

Painted Pumpkins is part of our month-long programming called Pumpkin Extravaganza.

 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 9, 2019) — Your dog is welcome to spend the afternoon out with you in the gardens. The afternoon is packed with activities for your four-legged doggie friends and human two-legged companions.

Free admission Sunday, 10/13, 1-3PM with donation of dog or cat food, treats, or a toy that is not stuffed that will be distributed to local shelters.

This new event is part of our month-long programming called Pumpkin Extravaganza.

 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 7, 2019) — Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for our annual Not So Scary Halloween Walk on October 11 and 25 — both Fridays — 6:30-8:30PM. Bring your flashlights and explore the nooks and crannies of the Sun Garden — search for spiders, bats, jack-o-lanterns, and toads as you wander down the darkened pathways.

 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 19, 2019) — 

Not So Scary Halloween Walk for Little Ghosts and Gobblins

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for our annual Not So Scary Halloween Walk. Bring your flashlights and explore the nooks and crannies of the Sun Garden. Search for spiders, bats, jack-o-lanterns and toads as you wander down the darkened pathways.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 30, 2019) —

World Migratory Bird Day, 2nd Annual Event

Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution is the 2019 theme for this day dedicated to bird longevity.

​Vendors will gather to discuss when and where these creatures travel and settle.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (July 11, 2019) — The popular art and music event is back for its third year in the gardens and more family activities have been added for 2019.

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. Many price points are offered for original works for art for the home and garden.

 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 21, 2019) — 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, back for its third year at the Quad City Botanical Center. 

 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 20, 2019) — 

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to a weeklong morning camp from 9AM to noon that's filled with nature-based learning activities.

Cost is $70 per child for Botanical Center members and $80 for non-members. A few spots are still available for next week.

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