The Illowa Orchid Society is hosting it's 46th annual Spring Orchid Show at the Quad City Botanical Center on March 24th and March 25th, 2018.  Everyone is invited to attend this free event to learn about, view, and purchase orchids from vendors coming from all over the Midwest. Artists providing orchid related art will also be at the show.  This is an American Orchid Society sponsored event that will include judging, ribbon awards and promotions to national level shows. 

Saturday, February 3rd from 10am until 3pm.


Pre-sale ticket pricing expires on 1/27!


Sample many things chocolate offered by local chocolate shops, coffee houses and other vendors. Spend time relaxing in the Sun Garden near our cacao tree while we tour the history of chocolate with you at this family-friendly event. Try a chocolate scented product from a beauty vendor or prick out the perfect Valentine's gift for your sweetheart!


Join us for the first annual Winter Garden Light Display at the Quad City Botanical Center! The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom this December with thousands of glowing lights during Winter Nights, Winter Lights. Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night then warm up inside at the hot chocolate bar.


Exhibit is open on the following nights from 4:30pm-8:30pm:

Dec 4-7, 10-13, 16-20, 22-24 and 26-30.


Cost: $8 adults, $4 youth, under 2 free

Help us find talented artists to display their work at the Quad City Botanical Center!

We are currently seeking artists to be featured in our building and sell their work throughout the 2018 year. Artists can apply to our call for entry by downloading our call for entry form at the bottom of this message. Please help us spread the word by sending this to anyone you think may be interested in being a display artist at the Quad City Botanical Center!

Attend the 2017 Harvest Moon Banquet and help fund our educational programs and facility maintenance/upgrades.


 The 2017 Harvest Moon Banquet is on Thursday, September 7th from 6pm-9pm.  You are invited to enjoy:

  You are invited to join us for a brand-new summertime event right here at the Quad City Botanical Center.  Art in the Garden takes place on Saturday, July 29th from 9am-4pm.  Drop by to experience:


- Art displays for purchase and browsing-all inspired by nature

- Live music provided by River Music Experience in our climate controlled events canopy

- Local food trucks

- Smoothies and iced beverages from Fresh Blends

On July 29th from 9am until 4pm, the Quad City Botanical Center, in partnership with River Music Experience, invite you to attend a new summer time event !  Art in the Garden will be a day of nature and flower gardens, paired with art, music and food.

The Quad City Botanical Center presents the 2017 Plant Sale!

Members only preview night

Thursday, April 27th, 5pm-7pm

General Plant Sale

Friday, April 28th & Saturday, April 29th from 9am-5pm

Come join us on Tuesday, December 6th at 6 PM to learn about the many area garden clubs and what they have to offer.  Meet and greet representatives from each club, find out times, dates, meet...

 Collectors and operators of model trains will have a great time at the Quad City Botanical Center's Garden Railroad on Saturday, October 15, Noon-4:00 p.m.!  Come join us at the Center for...