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   Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main St.
Flushing, NY

Queens Botanical Garden is a 39-acre urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.  Check out all our great upcoming programs on our Calendar of Events here.

From April through September, the Children’s Garden is a fun and exciting place where children spend time planting, playing, observing, and learning in a nurturing environment. From seed to table, our young gardeners have the opportunity to grow, harvest and cook vegetables as well as explore the environments around them.  Our spring, summer, and fall sessions are filled with enthused kids ages 5 to 12 from the entire New York area.

There are three great seasonal programs. Join us for one or for all three!


During the spring, our young gardeners spend Saturday mornings preparing the garden by turning the soil, planting seeds, weeding, watering and of course harvesting our early crops, such as lettuce, spinach and peas! They explore the greenhouse where they start seeds in early spring, then help transplant those seedlings outside into the ground in one of twelve raised vegetable beds.

2016 dates TBD. Saturday mornings; April thru June.

SUMMER: Now offering 20% off!*

The summers are filled with adventure. Children take care of their flowers and vegetable crops in the morning, learning skills such as watering, cultivating, composting, deadheading, staking, and of course, harvesting. They also plant new vegetables and learn how to create their own viable compost.  We spend the afternoons exploring the entire Botanical Garden by using bug boxes to collect invertebrates from our biotope, cooking in a solar oven, taking flower walks, digging for worms and other creatures, creating bird feeders to take home, and much more.

Summer I – Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6-August 19, 9am to 4pm
7 weeks: July 6 – August 19: $810 $729 QBG members / $900 $810 non-members
July only: July 6-July 29: $477 $430 QBG members / $530 $477 non-members

August only: August 3-19:  $360 $324 QBG members / $400 $360 non-members

Summer II – Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7-August 20, 9am to 4pm
7 weeks: July 7-August 20: $810  $729 QBG members / $900 $810 non-members
July only: July 8-July 30: $477 $430 QBG members / $530 $477 non-members
August only: August 4-20:  $360 $324 QBG members / $400 $360 non-members

Member Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

*To take advantage of the discounted prices as listed, use code: QP15 at checkout


Autumn leaves mean it’s time for fall fun.  Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore QBG's Herb Garden and Bee Garden, and cook with just-harvested produce.[Themes vary with each session]

Saturday, Sept 12, 2 to 4pm

Sunday September 20, 2 to 4pm

Saturday, October 3, 2 to 4pm

Sunday, October 25, 2 to 4pm

Individual sessions: $15 QBG members / $20 non-members

All 4 sessions: $55 QBG members / $75 non-members

Member Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above.

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