Family Sunday Funday

May 1st


Experience a forgotten

tradition-May Day Baskets. Join us for a fun filled afternoon-see what's blooming in our beds, create a paper spring flower bouquet/basket and learn the May Day tradition.

Look what's happening on May 6th:National Public Gardens Day

Come and celebrate National Public Gardens Day at your favorite public gardens!

Opening of the Children's Garden


Bring the kids out to play in our Children's Garden! They can splash around in our mini Mississippi River, play in the sandbox, and meet our

16 ft. alligator!

Dedication of the Hobbit House

Let the chil  dren explore our new and exciting Hobbit  playhouse! A labor of love, this house was generously built to bring joy to the little ones as they engage their imaginations.

Annual Plant Sale

May 5th-8th 10am-5pm

While you're here, stop by our plant sale! Add a little zip to your gardens and containers this season!

Shop our wonderful selection of unusual annuals, tropicals, herbs, heirloom vegetables, succulents, and perennials.

Gallery Hop


Complete your day by hopping in to see the amazing work of these talented artists:  Joel Ryser(Hot Glass), Trent Voltz(photography), Janet Hart Heinicke(painting), Margery Franklin(photography) & Jerry Crabtree

(painting).  Artwork for viewing and for sale.

QCBC Garden Gift Shop Re-Opening

The Quad City Botanical Center has turned over a new leaf in our garden gift shop.  Beginning May 6th, be sure to stop by to shop a unique selection of gifts from the garden,  for the garden.

New merchandise and many one of a kind items waiting for you! Choose from gorgeous garden related items and be sure to note the many local, handmade artisan items created by local artists. The gift shop is open daily, from 10am-5pm, M-S and 11am-5pm Sunday.