Quad City Botanical Center summer programs


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Posted Online: April 23, 2013, 3:48 pm
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Press release submitted by Quad City Botanical Center


General admission:
Adults $6.00, Seniors $5.00, Youth (6-15 yrs.) $4.00, Children (2-5 yrs.) $2.00, Children under 2 and Members of the Quad City Botanical Center Free. ( some special events have higher fees)

Spring and Summer Hours! (March - September)
Monday - Saturday 10-5
Sunday Noon- 5pm
Tuesday open late until 8pm!!!

Sunday. May 5, 2013- 1pm - Fairy House Workshop. Create your very own fairy house. You will also learn about fairy gardens and themes. Each participant will make their very own little fairy house to take home. Cost is $10.00 per person (This cost also includes your admission to the Quad City Botanical Center) the workshop is for Adults and Children 8 years and older. Reservations required, please call 309-794-0991 x 208 or email edu@qcgardens.com. Reservation must be made before May 2.

Friday, May 10- Sunday, May 12. 2013 - Plant Sale. Hours; Friday and Saturday 8am - 4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm. Quad City Botanical Center Members only preview Thursday, May 9 4pm-7pm. Purchase your Plant it Pink planter at the QCBC plant sale (a portion of the sales from the Plant it Pink containers will support the Race for the Cure). Also for sale at the plant sale will be garden troughs container gardens created by the staff and volunteers of the Quad City Botanical Center.

Sunday, May 12, 2013- Mother's Day Extravaganza 11am-2pm. Come celebrate Mother's Day at the Quad City Botanical Center and decorate a terracotta planter and plant a plant! Also enjoy refreshments and other whimsical Mother's Day activities. Your painted planter and plant will be on display in the gardens for the month of May for all visitors to enjoy. You will be able to pick up your planter at the end of the month. Admission is $20.00 per family (up to 5 family members). Please preregister by calling 309-794-0991 x 208.

Monday, May 13 - Saturday, May 18, 2013- Plant Donation Days. Bring in an annual plant per person and receive free admission to the Quad City Botanical Center.


Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Bus trip: Plant shopping with the Quad City Botanical Center's expert gardener. Cost: $119.00 for non- members of the Quad City Botanical Center / $99.00 for members.
Enjoy a spring day trip filled with fun stops. Your itinerary will include purchasing your plants in style at the Flower Factory in Stoughton, WI, Lunch at the BrouxNellie's Diner in Oregon, WI, a stop at Olbrich Gardens in Madison, WI and dinner at the Old Feed Mill Restaurant in Mazomaie, WI. All admissions, Lunch and Dinner are included. Please Call Beth 309-794-0991 x 203 to reserve your seat.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - Father's Day Birdhouse Bash - 11:00am-2:00pm. Build and paint a birdhouse with dad this Father's Day at the Quad City Botanical Center. Also enjoy lawn games and refreshments along with other activities. Your painted birdhouse will be on display in the gardens for the month of June for all visitors to enjoy. You will be able to pick up your birdhouse at the end of the month. Admission is $20.00 per family (up to 5 family members). Please preregister by calling 309-794-0991 x 208.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Bus trip: June Garden Jaunt. Cost: $119.00 for non- members of the Quad City Botanical Center / $99.00 for members. This trip is for the garden and flower lover. Our first stop will be at the new jewel of Rockford, IL Nicholas Conservatory, after that onto the Rotary Gardens in Janesville, WI where will have lunch and tour the gardens, next a shopping visit at the Alp & Dell Cheese Store in Monroe, WI , and dinner at the Fieldstone Inn in Freeport, IL. All admissions, lunch and dinner are included. Please call Beth at 309-794-0991 x 203 to reserve your seat.

Thursday, June 27, 2013-The Garden Party.- 6:00pm. Support the Botanical Center and help us celebrate our 15th anniversary by joining us at our signature fundraiser The Garden Party. This beautiful evening features sample dishes from the area's leading chefs, music, silent auction and more. Cost: $480.00 for a reserved table of up to eight guests. To reserve your table please call Beth at 309-794-0991 x 203 or email vs@qcgardens.com.

Art Exhibit: Belinda Grace & Margery Franklin - July - August, 2013

July 4 - August 1, 2013 - Flamingo Follies (a wacky-tacky lawn art exhibit). The flock returns to the Quad City Botanical Center this summer. Area artists have artistically altered plastic pink lawn flamingos into works of art. The exhibit is open during regular Botanical Center hours. Join us for Flamingo Fun Family Programming every Sunday in July (additional fee may apply) visit qcgardens.com for more information. *Ongoing event: Flamingo scavenger hunt with cool tropical prizes. Admission fees: Adults - $6, Seniors (60+) - $5, Youth (5-12) - $4, Kids (2-4) - $2. Members and children under 2 are always free.

Friday, August 2, 2013 - Flamingo Fling (art auction and summer party) Doors open at 6:00pm - auction starts at 7:00. Cost $15.00 per adult guest / kids 15years and under $10.00. You saw the art exhibit Flamingo Follies and said to yourself. " Boy, I would love one of those for my own yard!" Well here's your chance. The very same flamingos that have been on exhibit in the gardens of the Botanical Center for the month of July will be auctioned off at the Flamingo Fling Friday, August 2 featuring a live art auction and entertainment. The tropical party includes: live band, live auction, cash bar, light appetizers, best dressed flamingo guest, raffle and much more. Purchase your party tickets at www.qcgardens.com or by calling 309-794-0991 x 203












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