Date: Sunday, January 2, 2005 to Monday, January 2, 2012
The highlight of the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, is its 6,444-square-foot tropical Sun Garden conservatory with a 14-foot waterfall, reflecting pools, and a 70-foot skylight peak. The center also has extensive outdoor displays, including a Conifer Garden, a Physically Challenged Garden, a Scrambled Alphabet Garden, and perennial gardens. It has a gift shop, and works by local artists are on display. See the website for special events. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday (April-Oct.); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday (Nov.-March). Admission is $5; $4 for ages 60 and up; $3 for ages 6-12; $1 for ages 3-5; free for ages 2 and under. Call (309) 794-0991 or email for details.