Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden

Life Skills
Flushing, Flushing, New York
(20 Reviews)

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and real-world applications of environmental stewardship.

QBG is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens Borough President, the New York City Council, State elected officials, the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with corporate, foundation, and individual supporters.

History

Located at the northeast corner of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Flushing, QBG evolved from the five-acre “Gardens on Parade” exhibit showcased at the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair. Officially opening as “The Queens Botanical Garden Society” in 1946 after local residents saved and expanded the original exhibit, the Garden remained at the original World’s Fair site until 1961, when it was moved to its current location on Main Street in Flushing. Among the original plantings taken from the 1939 site are two blue atlas cedars that frame the iconic tree gate sculpture at the Garden’s Main Street entrance today. QBG has become a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods.

Reviews of Queens Botanical Garden

(20 Reviews)
Printmaking Workshop: Tulips

5/12/2019
Shirley L.

Attended: Printmaking Workshop: Tulips


I had a nice and relaxing afternoon re-learning the craft of block print making. The rest of the participants were new to the craft so we were all more or less going at the same pace. The instructor was very clear and encouraging. I recommend this workshop to anyone else looking for a fun and relaxing craft, or an excuse to get out to this part of Queens.

Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse

2/2/2019
Randy R.

Attended: Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse


Extremely thought out and informative.

Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse

1/27/2019
Randy R.

Attended: Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse


Great instructor

Art of Indoor Bonsai Workshop

11/4/2018
Evelyn E I.

Attended: Art of Indoor Bonsai Workshop


Perfect!. Really enjoyable class. I learned a lot. Great teacher. And the panoramic Vision from the main class room is a @[email protected]& pleasure, Ive never been in the Queens botanical Garden, but what a view. Grateful costumer.

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Succulent Terrarium

8/16/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Evening Cocktail & Craft: Succulent Terrarium


Interesting and fun class! Got a tour of the gardens including the areas that are off-limits to the public. Drank yummy prickly pear margaritas & got to take home a bowl of succulents I planted. Had an assortment of succulents & cacti to choose from. My only complaint is there wasn't any mention of a tour of the gardens, so I didn't have the appropriate shoes nor did I have any bug spray. So my heels didn't fare well & I was eaten by mosquitoes. Otherwise, had fun with informative, helpful, & interesting instructors!

Floral Design Workshop: Recycled Containers

7/31/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Floral Design Workshop: Recycled Containers


Very fun class and learnt a lot! The flower options are limited but do get to play with a few different type of flowers and learn how to work with recycled object that the teacher provided

Floral Design Workshop: Tulips

4/23/2018
Eva T.

Attended: Floral Design Workshop: Tulips


It was delightful, esthetic, and informative about tulips. I recommend it for guys too!

Winter Watercolor Workshop I

2/12/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Winter Watercolor Workshop I


Love the class. Wish it wasn't raining. I will be back for more.

Winter Watercolor Workshop I

2/11/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Winter Watercolor Workshop I


Teacher was great, explained brushes and strokes cleary and gave plenty of time for practice and one-on-one support!

Winter Watercolor Workshop I

2/11/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Winter Watercolor Workshop I


The instructor was clear on what he was teaching. He was friendly. The environment was good. I got to see some of the botanic garden to paint. The overall experience was very positive. I would come here again for a class.

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43-50 Main St, Flushing, New York 11355
Queens Botanical Garden
Flushing, Queens
43-50 Main St
At Dahlia Ave
Flushing, New York 11355

Directions:
GETTING TO QBG: By public transportation, take the number 7 subway line to Main Street, the Long Island Rail Road (Port Washington line) to Main Street/Flushing, or the Q44-SBS or Q20 bus.

Upcoming Classes at Queens Botanical Garden

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rainforest Terrarium
Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rainforest Terrarium
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 22nd, 6pm - 8pm

Pick & Prep: Farm Fresh Foods
Pick & Prep: Farm Fresh Foods
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 24th, 11am - 1pm

Garden Buds
Garden Buds
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 19th, 10am - 11am

Teachers at Queens Botanical Garden

Chemin Hsiao Fred Gerber Jess Brey Marjorie Linares Melissa Taylor NYC Compost Project Soraya Navia Special presenters: Monica Weiss, Dan Hanson