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Vander Veer Botanical Park

215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
+1 563-326-7812
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Glorious Spring Flowers

On a dreary, unusually cold April day with snow flurries our spirits were lifted mightily with a... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
MMM_and_MPM
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Bettendorf, Iowa
via mobile
Park in the center of Davenport,IA

I spent a lot of time here when I lived in Davenport, IA. This is not a big park but the... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
obidi
,
Cherokee Village, Arkansas
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“rose garden” (19 reviews)
“duck pond” (8 reviews)
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215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
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+1 563-326-7812
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"rose garden"
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"duck pond"
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"beautiful plants"
in 5 reviews
"grand allee"
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"feeding the ducks"
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"small lake"
in 3 reviews
"large fountain"
in 3 reviews
"nice playground"
in 4 reviews
"little gem"
in 5 reviews
"water features"
in 2 reviews
"decorated for christmas"
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"middle of town"
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"pretty lagoon"
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"pretty flowers"
in 2 reviews
"spring flowers"
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"south end"
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"walking path"
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

On a dreary, unusually cold April day with snow flurries our spirits were lifted mightily with a brief walk through the Conservatory with its brilliant display of colorful flowers. We took many photos though they don’t begin to capture the natural beauty on display. It...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I spent a lot of time here when I lived in Davenport, IA. This is not a big park but the conservatory has regular shows and I enjoyed taking photos here. They used to have an educational director but eliminated that position and several programs...More

Thank obidi
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This a nice place to go and look at all the different types of plants and flowers been here several times on field trip with my kids and love it every time.

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Lush and beautiful plants filled the conservatory. Although it is not a large building, It offers a variety of plants, lots of photographic opportunities. Most plants are labeled and many have added information about the plant. We were there to see the winter display of...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

They have decorated for Christmas, was very pretty . Was nothing over the top but was worth checking out.

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

This park is equally stunning in the fall with the leaves changing color, as in the summer with everything in full bloom. A local yoga studio offers yoga in the park during the summer and there are often families walking, playing, and feeding the ducks...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This is a small city, so don't expect anything massive. For a small park, it is excellent, with a beautiful fountain, small greenhouse with two or three rooms, small lake and good landscaping. Was free, with opportunities for donations.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Beautifully displayed plants. The kids like the water feature the best. Relaxing atmosphere. Lots to admire. Handicapped but no obstructions.Ambke parking close to building

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

This was an oasis on a gloomy and rainy day! Free admission, but there is a place for donations. The rose gardens were still beautiful in early October! Lots of variety of plants to see. Did not explore the outdoor park with the duck pond,...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

This park and conservatory is an interesting place year round and provides some interesting botanical exhibits. Regardless of the season, there is almost always a flowering plant. The place is great for weddings and receptions, and the staff is easy to work with!

Thank t0nylist0n
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Shawn C
May 10, 2018|
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Response from obidi | Reviewed this property |
It is a very small pond. Ice skating in the winter if it freezes. You could probably walk around it in 15 minutes and will be able to see the entire pond from any point. Lovely in the fall when the leaves turn and there... More
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MaryEllen55
March 14, 2018|
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Response from jaredsgirl | Reviewed this property |
It's not very big , I'd say an hour at the most.
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melissatruong
March 26, 2015|
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Response from pact51 | Reviewed this property |
Conservatory is open Tue-Sun from 10 am-4 pm (closed on Mon.) $1 admission
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