Quad City Botanical Center programs


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 1:47 pm
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Press release submitted by Quad City Botanical Center



Quad City Botanical Center
2525 4th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
www.qcgardens.com

Sunday, February 3, 2013- Tower to Table: Growing Your Own Produce Year Round, 1 p.m.
Janet Aguilar will present an interesting and interactive program that simplifies traditional gardening and offers a healthier, easier, and smarter way to grow your own fruits and vegetables year round at your home. See and touch the vertical Tower Garden as you learn about the benefits of aeroponic gardening. Come to the Quad City Botanical Center and experience a whole new way of growing! 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.

Thursday, February 14, 2013- Romance Blooms: Valentines in the Garden, 6pm-9pm
Enjoy an elegant evening at one of the Quad Cities' most romantic locations. Dance and take a romantic stroll through the tropical conservatory. Sample a variety of treats from one of the area's top caterers and enjoy an exotic array of fudge for dessert. Cash bar available. Each lady will receive a complimentary long stem rose. $75 per couple. RSVP to Katie (katie@qcgardens.com, 309-794-0991 x 28) by February 7th.

Friday, February 22, 2013-Accessory Swap Meet, 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Recycle, reuse and look fabulous doing it. Every girl has an array of great accessories in our closets that she never wears. Here's your chance to swap them for new ones, you will wear! Here's how it works: Pay $10.00 per person at the door. 100% of the door fee will be used to help support the mission of the nonprofit Botanical Center! Bring your never used or gently used purses, totes, costume jewelry, scarves, gloves, hats or any kind of accessory without a numbered size to the Botanical Center at 6:30pm (limit 10 items per person please). We will take your items and give you a ticket for each of them. Enjoy a cocktail (cash bar) as you mingle with friends in the stunning tropical Sun Garden. While you are enjoying all the beauty the Sun Garden has to offer on a cold winter's night, we will be busy transforming the banquet room of the Botanical Center into a shoppers' paradise. At 7:00pm we will open the doors of the banquet room and you will be able to redeem your tickets for new to you items (one ticket equals one new item). Just think you will be able to swap your old items for great new stuff! Participants must be here at 6:30 to join in the fun!

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - Pixie Tea 1-4pm- According to folklore, springtime is the BEST season for pixie spotting! Children are invited to join us in the lush enchanted garden for tea and pixie treats, attire is garden party dress with glitter and wings optional. This magical afternoon includes pixie sized teats, cakes, iced tea, and punch. There will be magical crafts for the children and the gift of a pixie wand for remembering the day! Cost: $10.00 per person, children 2 and under free. Please RSVP to Beth at 309-794-0991 x 30 or vs@qcgardens.com. (reservations are required)





















 



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