Queens Botanical Garden, Queens, NY
Welcome to the Queens Botanical Garden (QBG), a 39-acre urban oasis filled with native plants, paths, gardens, and activities tucked away in the bustling borough of Queens, New York City! This beloved botanical garden offers a tranquil yet engaging place to explore together with friends and family, no matter the season. It is a must-visit destination, with plenty of fun things to do. For starters, QBG offers a wide range of free educational and entertaining programs, workshops, and lectures that are sure to delight a range of ages and interests. For instance, little ones can look forward to an exploration of the garden with songs and stories, while older visitors can attend an informative lecture on botany and gardening. And don't forget to catch the free guided walking tours offered on the weekends to explore the garden in detail and learn about its history, horticulture, and wildlife. Information can be found here.
Also, QBG offers a myriad of engaging activities, from yoga classes with spectacular views of nature to wildflower walks, day trips, and bird watching. In many cases, the programs are open for people of all genders and age ranges, contributing to QBG's unique inclusive atmosphere. If looking for something more solitary, visitors can also rent out private garden spaces for friends, family, and corporate or private events in the garden's many rental spaces. In addition to all these activities, QBG also offers plenty of opportunities to explore nature and relax while taking in beautiful surroundings. With curated perennial gardens, majestic trees and shrubs, and native plants, guests can take a self-guided tour of QBG, or simply have a seat in one of the benches or lawns to soak in the beauty of the garden. QBG is also home to the historic Overlook, a sixty-foot tall Art Deco lookout that offers up breathtaking, sprawling views of the entire garden. See here for information about Kissena Corridor Park: Nature and Fun in Queens, NY.