Quad City Botanical Center

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Quad City Botanical Center (2011)

The Quad City Botanical Center is a set of botanical gardens located next to the Mississippi River at 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois. It is open daily except major holidays; an admission fee is charged.

The center opened on June 20, 1998. Its gardens include:

  • Scott County Regional Authority Conifer Garden (established 2001) - over 40 conifers from the collection of Justin C. Harper, including cultivars such as Ginkgo biloba 'Todd's Broom', Taxus cuspidate 'Fastigiate Aurea', and Thuja standishii.
  • Physically Challenged Garden (established July 2003) - planting beds at varying heights for gardeners with physical limitations.
  • Scrambled Alphabet Garden - for children.

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Coordinates: 41°30′35″N 90°33′51″W / 41.5098°N 90.5642°W / 41.5098; -90.5642