The Quad City Botanical Center is a set of botanical gardens located next to the Mississippi River at 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois. It is open daily except major holidays; an admission fee is charged.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Quad City Botanical Center and many more Rock Island attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rock Island trip maker.
The center opened on June 20, 1998. Its gardens include:
Sun Garden conservatory (6,444 square feet) - includes sweet acacia, allspice, arrowhead, bamboo, banana, bird of paradise, bromeliads, cacao, cardamom, cassava, coconut, coffee, ferns, frangipani, Arabian jasmine, lychee, orchids, palms, papaya, papyrus, pineapple, sapodilla, vanilla, and ylang-ylang, as well as a 14-foot (4.3 m) waterfall, reflecting pools with koi, and a 70-foot (21 m) skylight.
Scott County Regional Authority Conifer Garden (established 2001) - over 40 conifers from the collection of Justin C. Harper, including cultivars such as Ginkgo biloba 'Todd's Broom', Taxus cuspidate 'Fastigiate Aurea', and Thuja standishii.
Physically Challenged Garden (established July 2003) - planting beds at varying heights for gardeners with physical limitations.
Scrambled Alphabet Garden - for children.
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Quad City Botanical Center reviews
There are lots of little gardens spread around this center. Plenty of signage to explain what we were seeing. There is a scavenger hunt for children to find different plants. There are warning...
There are lots of little gardens spread around this center. Plenty of signage to explain what we were seeing. There is a scavenger hunt for children to find different plants. There are warning... more »
You can never go wrong visiting a botanical garden. Everything changes from season to season. We will return the very next time we are in the area.
You can never go wrong visiting a botanical garden. Everything changes from season to season. We will return the very next time we are in the area. more »
It has been a number of years since I have been. Overall, it was a great experience! I wish they had a few more plants labeled, but maybe it’s a sense of mystery ha ha truly remarkable and loved seeing all the plants. If you are like me and haven’t been there in a while, it is certainly worth a visit.
It is a little early in the season to visit but it is a beautiful place with a lot of variety for plants. I wish we were told there was a wedding going on prior to purchasing tickets as we didn't want to disturb them in the sun garden and it left little to do as this time of year most active plants are inside. I liked the big sand box and the sun garden smell phenomenal this time of year. A great escape.
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