43-50 Main St.
Flushing, NY 11355
Description: Come see the Colombian floral artisans who are coming to NY for the Festival de las Flores (August 18 and August 25) as they assemble their unique creations. They will be at QBG from 10-5 on 8/16 and 8/17 before the 10 am 8/18 Queens Parade (which will be on 111th street at Flushing Meadows Park), and again at QBG from 8/20-24 before the 10 am 8/25 Manhattan parade (which will be on Central Park West and 106th street). Both parades are free to the public, and admission to QBG to view the artists beforehand is included with Garden entry fee ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 for students with ID and children 3-12).
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: