2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201

Telephone: 309.794.0991

Adult Self Guided Tour

$5/person, 10 person minimum.  Perfect for family reunions or clubs!  Advance reservations required for group rate.

Chocolate Tour

This tour takes a closer look at the sweet lure of chocolate. Our addiction to chocolate began more than 3000 years ago in Central America. We'll examine the fascinating history of chocolate, follow the chocolate-making process, taste several -flavored chocolates, and take a visit to a chocolate tree (and other highlighted plants) in our tropical conservatory! [60 minutes; $12.00 includes Presentation (seated), Guided Garden Walking Tour & Coffee, Tea & Chocolate].

Tropical Paradise

Enjoy a relaxing tropical escape any time of the year! Your group will enjoy a visit to the stunning gardens at the Quad City Botanical Center. The tropical Sun Garden boasts one of the nation’s most uniquely designed conservatories! The awesome 14-foot waterfall, island gardens filled with jungle-size palm trees, orchids, bromeliads, jasmine, banana plants, coconut and chocolate trees, and fish offer an uplifting escape. In spring, summer, and fall, gorgeous outdoor gardens are infused with colorful perennials, ornamental grasses and texture-filled conifers.  The tour is $7 per person and a minimum of 10 people is required for a group tour; advance reservation is required.  Contact Greg at 309.794.0991 ext 208 or edu@qcgardens.com for more information


Adult Tours at the Botanical Center!

We offer a range of adult education tours catered for groups of ten or more. For more information or to make a reservation contact Greg at 309.794.0991 ext. 208, or edu@qcgardens.com.

There’s more to Explore!

Gift Shop, Art Shows and Dining Options! 

The Window Box Gift Shop offers a wonderful assortment of garden-related gifts, including books, umbrellas, jewelry, scarves, ties, and home decor. Changing art exhibitions both in the garden (seasonally) and in our exhibit halls, ample free parking, clean restrooms and a spacious lobby complete the enjoyable tour experience. 

Dine in Comfort!

Dine in our state-of-the art banquet room and treat your group to a lunch or dinner before or after their garden tour experience. Please call for pricing information and menu options! For pricing on lunch or dinner please call   309.794.0991 x 201  

To book your tour call our Education Director, Greg at 309.794.0991 x 208 or email edu@qcgardens.com 


Botanical Bliss Tour

Experience a mind-body-connection with a little help from Mother Nature.  Many tropical plants are used to make aromatherapy products and healthy foods & beverages.  On your guided tour you'll see, smell and learn fascinating facts about these plants in our tropical Sun Garden.  Your group will view a presentation on the many benefits plants can provide to us and participate in a make-and-take of two essential oil products. [90 minutes - guided tour and make-and-take class $15.00].

School Tours

For School and Children's educational tours, please visit our School & Children Group Tours page.