QBG’s Gardening Programs for Kids bring together youngsters ages 2 to 14 from around New York City to enjoy seasonal, hands-on learning and gardening experiences year-round. Our young gardeners explore concepts of ecological balance, sustainability, and conservation as they learn how to prepare soil, select seeds and plants, and care for and later harvest their own vegetables, flowers, and herbs that they turn into nutritious and delicious snacks in the classroom. We explore these concepts at age-appropriate levels within each of the three programs offered.
Garden Buds (Ages 2 to 3): We welcome toddlers to join our Garden Buds Program! Tailored to our youngest gardeners, these classes let children explore the wonder of nature through hands-on work and play in the garden, taste garden produce, and create botanical crafts. Must be accompanied by one adult only. Please no siblings. Garden Buds is offered as a four-class series in the spring and fall.
Children's Garden (Ages 4 to 10*): The Children’s Garden sponsored by HSBC offers a fun and exciting experience where kids spend time planting, playing, observing and learning in a nurturing environment. From seed to table, our young gardeners have the opportunity to grow, harvest, and cook vegetables as well as explore the environments around them. *Participants must be 4 years old by 6/1/2016 for fall program.
Junior Naturalists (Ages 11 to 14): Join us for this new and exciting summer opportunity specifically designed for those who want to take a deeper look into natural workings of the Garden. Participants will tend to their own garden plots, complete scientific experiments and investigations, and take a more in-depth look at the surrounding ecosystems. Summer program only.