Botanical Center celebrates World Book Night Aril 23


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Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 2:29 pm
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Press release submitted by the Quad City Botanical Center.

World Book Night will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave. Rock Island.
As part of World Book Night, the Quad City Botanical Center will be giving away 20 free copies of Vanessa Diffenbaugh's novel, "The Language of Flowers" to the first 20 guests at this free event starting at 5:30 p.m. This book tells the story of a young woman, who connects to the world around her through flowers and their meanings.
The gardens will be open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. At 6 p.m. guests are invited enjoy a presentation on the meanings that have been attributed to flowers, herbs, leaves and twigs. This phenomenon of associating meaning with flowers dates back to ancient times. However, the Victorians are noted as having provided the official interpretation of the language of flowers. This presentation is a great companion to the book.
The beauty of nature speaks to us through our senses, an organic whisper that stills our busy minds, and inspires creativity. It is the language of flowers.














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