The cactus exhibit on display in our greenhouse features over 80 cacti, varying in species, size and type of bloom. This collection was gifted to our gardens by Mr. Allen Dieter, founding member of the Quad City Botanical Center who was chairman of the board in 1998, and cut the ribbon during the center’s grand opening in June of 1998.
The collection will remain in the greenhouse for viewing year-round at the conclusion of this special feature. Exhibit included with general admission or free for members. Read more.
plants of the world: people behind the plants
Plants of the World honors the personal stories told by Quad Citizens from around the world who now call the Quad Cities their home. Exhibit included with general admission or free for members.
Sponsored by The Adrian and Debra Rantilla Family Charitable Foundation, BankORION, Rock Island Community Foundation.
Content Partners include World Relief, Tapestry Farms, Blackhawk College ESL Program. Read more.
eco kids camp
6.19.23 MONDAY - 6.23.23 FRIDAY
Kids ages 5-9 are invited to a weeklong morning camp filled with nature-based learning activities. We’ll explore the intriguing outdoor gardens each day, search for animals and plants, the habitats they live in and learn about protecting the nature around us.
Advanced registration required by 6.14.23, so reserve your spot soon. Limited spots available. $110 Members and $120 Non-Members. Read more.
mission to mars
7.10.23 MONDAY - 7.12.23 WEDNESDAY
MADE POSSIBLE BY AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, ILLINOIS/IOWA
Youth ages 9-14 are invited to a three-day excursion to explore a new world. Campers will design basecamp QCBC on Mars and learn the skills needed to survive on a new planet. Learn how to grow food in a greenhouse, pick the best plants for oxygen production, about water filtration and renewable energy, putting your basecamp to the test!
Advanced registration required by 7.5.23, so reserve your spot soon. Limited spots available. $110 Members and $120 Non-Members. Read more.
ECO ART CAMP
7.24.23 MONDAY - 7.28.23 FRIDAY
Young artists ages 5-9 are invited to a weeklong morning art camp to discover nature from an artist’s perspective. Create artwork from nature on topics including plant art, soil art and water art. We’ll have fun in the sun and explore different types of art mediums as we interact with nature in our gardens.
Advanced registration required by 7.19.23, so reserve your spot soon. Limited spots available. $110 Members and $120 Non-Members. Read more.