43-50 Main St.
Flushing, NY 11355
Description: 12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers? book ?12x12? which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence. http://habitatforartists.org/
Venue Description: Calling all young gardeners, ages 5 to 12! The HSBC Children?s Garden is a hands-on discovery program that lets children?s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG?s engaging 39 acres that include an Herb Garden and a Bee Garden, cook with the food they?ve grown and even make seasonally-themed crafts like Mother?s Day cards with seeded paper.
Popular collections are the bee and herb gardens and the Children's Garden, which offers its hands-on educational program for ages 5-12. The Senior Garden is a four-decade-old quarter-acre garden that provides members with individual areas to grow their own vegetables and flowers. Radishes, zucchini, and even pear trees are common throughout this space and members are free to take home whatever they harvest.
The Wedding Garden, available by appointment only, is a Victorian-style garden with a gazebo, footbridge, and stream--the perfect niche for a romantic wedding. QBG offers guided tours for all ages, environmental citizenship workshops for youth groups, summer internships for teens and compost workshops for local communities.
The Queens Botanical Garden is located 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, and is easily accessibly by bus, train, or car from all parts of the tri-state area. Admission is always free but donations are welcome. Hours are 8am-6pm, but the Gardens are closed Mondays. For more information, call 718-886-3800 or visit queensbotanical.org.
Upcoming Events at Queens Botanical Garden: