This list includes arboretums, botanical gardens, and conservatories in and around the Quad Cities Area – some you may have been to already and some you may haven’t heard of yet!
We’ve also included plant sales happening this spring. Check them out!
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001
56-acre Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens features more than 60 different types of gardens; open from 7:00a to dusk, 365 days a year and there is no admission fee!
Vander Veer Botanical Park & Conservatory
215 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA 52803
The Grand Allée, a prominent walkway of trees and gardens leads to the popular Stone Fountain: a fountain of dancing, billowing Grand Allée water, and changing lights. The Conservatory is famous for its 100-year tradition of providing gardens under glass. Spring flowers in the Conservatory include azaleas and flowering bulbs, lilies, daisies, and fuchsia. The greenhouses at Vander Veer are open to the public for strolling and enjoying the production side of the conservatory display.
Stampe Lilac Garden
3300 E Locust St, Davenport, IA 52803
Located within Duck Creek Park, the Stampe is an outdoor garden, gazebo, full sun, limited bench seating, and can be reserved for special events.
3300 Cedar St, Muscatine, IA 52761
The Muscatine Arboretum can be described as a “living tree museum”. This 13-acre feature in Discovery Park showcases a variety of native and ornamental trees and shrubs. The arboretum also offers demonstration gardens with hostas and ornamental grasses. In addition, it surrounds a reconstructed prairie wetland.
Morgan Creek Arboretum
340 S 14th St, Clinton, IA 52732
Bickelhaupt Arboretum is a 14-acre gem located in the heart of Clinton, Iowa. The outdoor museum is the home of select labeled trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials, and annual flowers. The arboretum is open to everyone, free of charge, 365 days a year, from sunup to sundown.
Quad City Botanical Center
2525 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201
Adjacent to the Mississippi River in downtown Rock Island, Illinois, the Quad City Botanical Center is comprised of an indoor tropical atrium, outdoor gardens including a Children’s Garden with water feature, a G-Scale garden train exhibit (seasonal), an educational greenhouse, a three-season event canopy, indoor banquet facility, and gift shop.
Longview Park Conservatory and Gardens
1699 18th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201
Longview Park features a conservatory, flower gardens, green space, and a greenhouse located centrally in Rock Island in a city park.
The Hauberg Estate Gardens
1300 24th St, Rock Island, IL 61201
The landscape Jensen designed for the Hauberg Estate is in sections: the Terraced Garden, an open meadow, a woodland forest, and a formal rose garden. The landscape combines the elements of sky, sun, clouds, wind, water, native flowers, shrubs, trees, and organic structures to create a living landscape that is beautiful, understandable, and ongoing.
Riverside Garden Center
5th Ave At 34th St, Moline, IL 61265
Riverside Greenhouse and Gardens is adjacent to the Moline Garden Center located at 3450 5th Avenue. The greenhouse was built in 2007 and is designed to offer year-round activities and gardening opportunities.
Corn Crib Nursery
George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden
2520 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603
Spread across over 5 acres in Glen Oak Park, Luthy is home to a tropical conservatory, a theme garden, and seasonal shows, including the Poinsettia Show throughout November and December. The sprawling garden is also a beautiful background for weddings, showers, or your next corporate event!
Vander Veer Conservatory
April 28 | 1:00p – 6:00p
April 29 | 10:00a – 3:00p
April 30 | 10:00a – 2:00p
Luthy Botanical Garden
May 5 -7 | 10:00a – 5:00p
QC Botanical Center
Mar 10 – Apr 8
Riverside Garden Center
Date TBA | Time TBA