Location: 43-50 Main St., Flushing
Experience the beauty of Queens Botanical Garden (QBG), the place where people, plants, and cultures meet. Set on 39 acres in the heart of New York City‘s largest borough, the Garden is an oasis of green space serving our nation‘s most ethnically diverse county. More then 60 years after its birth as an exhibit at the 1939 New York World‘s Fair, QBG continues to welcome an international audience with rose, bee, herb, and perennial gardens, changing displays, and public programs accessible to all. QBG is just steps away from some of the finest ethnic restaurants in New York City and the cultural attractions of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home of the 1939 and 1964 New York World‘s Fairs.
The Children‘s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden is a hands-on teaching garden cultivated by children, ages 5-14, who learn to plant, maintain and harvest their own vegetables, herbs and flowers. Through hands-on activities children will:
Children learn basic good gardening techniques and learn about food plants of many nations and cultures while exploring the history of the plants they grow!
Children plant in and tend to their own individual plots and learn the values of team work while planting, together, in the Bird Garden, Water Garden, Shade Garden, Herb Garden and the new International Garden!
Children will construct pole bean teepees and cucumber tents; make bird feeders; sun visors and pressed flower stationary; design terrariums, dish gardens, seed plantings and create nature crafts to take home!