Free Admission Sunday at Queens Botanical Garden - see INFO below. 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 Worlds 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 Worlds 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 Gardens Main Street entrance today. QBG has become a 39-acre oasis in one of New York Citys most bustling and diverse neighborhoods.
July 5 @ 9am
where:Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY (map)
INFO:APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER: Free Admission Hours: Sundays: 9am to 11am Phone: 718-463-0263