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Vander Veer Botanical Park

215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
+1 563-326-7812
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This was an oasis on a gloomy and rainy day! Free admission, but there is a place for donations... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brianna F
via mobile
A great place for weddings and just being outside

This park and conservatory is an interesting place year round and provides some interesting... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Davenport, Iowa
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“rose garden” (19 reviews)
“duck pond” (8 reviews)
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215 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803
+1 563-326-7812
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Brianna F
Reviewed 9 September 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
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The botanical garden is small with a nice variety of plants and trees. The entire park is quite wonderful. There's a duck pond with many ducks, fountains, a playground and acres to just walk and enjoy.

1  Thank U6459WAwilliamc
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We were too late, but may be able to try again next year. They have many old standard, floribunda and grandiflora roses that are very hard to find. Should be quite a show in June.

1  Thank decatur_dug
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Free admission but takes goodwill donation. Definitely contribute because these gardens The indoor display area is small but very well done, most plants are in pots so they can easily be changed with the seasons. They have several large green houses where they grow their...More

2  Thank Karen E
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is such an asset for Vander Veer Park. It is a beautiful place. My daughter had some of her wedding pics taken there.

1  Thank motogirl33
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We enjoy exploring the area we lived in for a while. This park is a great option, it's got a conservatory, a pond, a playground for kids and a peaceful atmosphere. We enjoyed playing with our son and strolling him around. there is no entry...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Beautiful display of a variety of plants. Noted some for sale which I would have loved to buy but I was heading North and not home:) In between the plants are some topiary animals. A nice design and actually a diverse arrangement. Even if you...More

2  Thank Debbi R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

An extremely pretty medium-sized park of great age - Davenport's original Central Park renamed in 1925. A large number of big shade trees, including the largest black alder in the USA and a wonderful long avenue of deep luxurious shade. The stone fountain and the...More

1  Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The long tree-covered walkway between the 2 fountains was very relaxing on a hot humid day. It was worth the visit just for that.

1  Thank waynemarking
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26 March 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