Quad City Botanical Center
2525 4th Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 794-0991

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The Canna Flowers Are In Bloom!

Cannas are tropical and subtropical flowering plants with large, banana like leaves. They can be grown as annuals in cooler regions, where they add an instant touch of the tropics to gardens. A surge in interest and hybridizing has resulted in a dazzling array of cannas to choose from, many with large, showy flowers and variegated leaves that look like stained glass, when the sun shines through them.

Cannas are often grown for their foliage alone. The large, paddle-like leaves come in greens, blue-greens, variegations and stripes. Much hybridizing has been done to create more attractive flowers. Somewhat tubular and lily like, Canna flowers come in shades and combinations of yellow, orange, red and pink and are borne on tall stalks coming out of the foliage.

Because most Cannas sold today are the result of many crosses, Cannas are rarely classified.

Hours of Operation

April 1 – October 31
10am – 5pm Monday through Saturday (open late Tuesday night until 7pm)
11pm – 5pm Sunday

Easter noon-3pm
Memorial Day - 10am-2pm
Labor Day 10am-2pm

November 1 – March 31
10am – 4pm Monday through Saturday (open late Tuesday night until 7pm)
11am – 4pm Sunday

Closed Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Day Open 10am-2pm
Closed Christmas Day
Open New Years Eve Day 10am-2pm
Closed New Years Day
Easter noon-3pm


General Admission (non-event dates)
$6.00 Adults (16 years and older)
$5.00 Seniors (60+) and Military
$4.00 Youth, ages 6 to 15
$2.00 Children, ages 2 to 5
Toddlers ages 2 and under are free!

Quad City Botanical Center Members enjoy free general admission for a full year.
Learn more about our membership options on our Membership Page.

Special Event Admission
The Quad City Botanical Center hosts many fun and unique Special Events throughout the year with variable pricing. General admission rates do not apply on special event tickets. Click here to learn about upcoming events!

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The Quad City Botanical Center is a grateful beneficiary of the Quad City Cultural Trust