2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201

Telephone: 309.794.0991

Take-Home Series

Join us throughout the year as we invite guest speakers to come help sharpen our skills.

Saturday, April 1st, 12pm-5pm- Basket Weavers

Make your very own "Sweet treats basket". This basket is 7x7x7.  We will have 3 colors available, and stain is also an option.  

Cost: $35. All supplies are included and please wear something you don't mind getting dirty! Reservations required by 3/27.

Garden Guru Series

Second Saturday of every month, 9-11 am

$10 non-members, free for members

*Classes are hands-on learning, please dress to be outdoors for a portion of each class.

  • March 11th-Pruning
  • April 8th-Spring Boot Camp
  • May 13th-Planting containers & raised beds
  • June 10th-Plants for shady areas
  • July 8th-Walking tour of garden
  • August 12th-Insect Identification
  • September 9th- Spring Bulbs
  • October 14th- Creating winter interest in the garden


Adult Education Series

Dates and Times Vary

*Included with general admission or membership*

Classes are from 1pm-3pm

  • March 19th, Mushrooms
  • April 4th, House Plants
  • May 2nd, Integrated Pest Management
  • June 6th, Vermicomposting
  • July 11th, Wild Edibles
  • August 1, Best Lawn Care Practices
  • September 5th, Monarch Butterflies
  • November 19th, 20 year history of the QC Botanical Center
  • December 17th, Holiday Floral Arrangements