Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden

Life Skills
Flushing, Flushing, New York
(28 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.


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

(28 Reviews)
Watercolor Workshop: Orchids


Attended: Watercolor Workshop: Orchids

I'm sure it was absolutely perfect. My flight made me miss it, I wanted to go so bad, but it was the only day available for when I was in town.

Watercolor Workshop: On The Farm

Claire V.

Attended: Watercolor Workshop: On The Farm

Wonderful experience outdoors, learned new techniques.

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Julie Y.

Attended: Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

The class was wonderful and so much fun. We have new holiday tradition!

Floral Design: Holiday Centerpiece

Linda M.

Attended: Floral Design: Holiday Centerpiece

Great teacher, good time!

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop


Attended: Rainforest Terrarium Workshop

Very friendly atmosphere and I did learnt something new. Thank you.

Printmaking Workshop: Tulips

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

Randy R.

Attended: Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse

Extremely thought out and informative.

Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse

Randy R.

Attended: Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse

Great instructor

Art of Indoor Bonsai Workshop

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


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!

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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

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.

Teachers at Queens Botanical Garden

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