Horticulture Education Center

Optimist Pond Park in downtown Silvis is the site of the newly erected Horticulture Education Center (Greenhouse) located at 651 First Ave N. in Downtown Silvis.  The outer structure was completed in November 2008 and interior details were finalized in the fall of 2009.  The facility benefits the entire Quad Cities, offering customized, hands-on educational programs on conservation, ecology and plant propagation.  The park will have demonstration gardens.  The Silvis Garden Club has begun a rain garden at Optimist Pond Park, as well as a gourd tunnel and zinnia beds.  The Club grows a wide selection of plants to be used around the City for beautification purposes, as well as sales to the public. Go to our Photo Album page for more great pictures of the greenhouse, as well as other Club events. 

 Optimist PondGreenhouse PlantsGreenhouse

 Optimist Pond

 Greenhouse Plants 



Meeting Notice
Meetings are held every 2nd Thursday of the month at Schadt Park in the McGehee Center at 6:30 P.M.  The summer months June, July and August we meet in member's home gardens to share and get inspirations to take home and use. We have excellent programs each month and sharing with pass-a-long plants is also a virtue that happens at our meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend - we'd love to get to know you!
Silvis City Flower

Join us in growing the Silvis City Flower – the Zinnia!  Click here for zinnia growing tips and how to get free seeds.