Quad City Botanical Center

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Non-profit Organization

About Us

Adjacent to the Mississippi River in downtown Rock Island, IL, the Quad City Botanical Center features an indoor tropical atrium, thriving outdoor gardens, playful children’s garden, seasonal G-Scale train exhibit, physically enabling garden, an educational greenhouse, gift shop, art exhibit space and event spaces including a three-season canopy and spacious banquet room.

A garden for all seasons, our tropical atrium is a warm getaway during winter months and is home to a collection of plants found throughout many countries of the world. Explore fruit-bearing plants, birds of paradise, cacao, coffee, palms, and many other varieties surrounding our 14 foot waterfall, reflecting pools with koi and a 70 foot skylight. Outdoor gardens feature our rare conifer collection, a butterfly garden which attracts pollinators by the hundreds, flowering bulbs, daylilies, ornamental grasses, and more unique varieties. In warmer months, our Children’s Garden is a favorite of families whose kids can splash around in our water feature, tell time with our sun dial, or play a giant game of connect four. Our expert staff is on-hand to answer questions and help interpret the garden and exhibits

The Quad City Botanical Center is a 501 c3, non-profit organization. We celebrated 20 years of bringing people and plants together in fun and meaningful ways in 2018.