$400 – $800
Summer Children's Garden

Summer Children's Garden

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$400 – $800

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Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main St

Flushing, NY 11355

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Summer 2022 Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden

About this event

The Children’s Garden, sponsored by HSBC Bank, is happy to welcome back families for our DROP-OFF summer program!

Enjoy the great outdoors & learn about environmental themes such as gardening, discovering our animal neighbors, using our natural world to create art, and much more! Each summer session will be taught by dedicated and experienced staff excited to welcome back families to Queens Botanical Garden.

This program is for drop-off only, held outdoors for the majority of the time with limited access to indoor program space, and masks are required for all participants.

***We are requiring proof of vaccination for all participants this summer.***

Please read ALL below information before registering.

Program Information


  • Session I: Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 15
  • Session II: Tuesday, July 19 - Friday, July 29
  • Session III: Tuesday, August 2 - Friday, August 12
  • Session IV: Tuesday, August 16 - Friday, August 19 (1-week session)

Session Duration: 4 times per week for 2 weeks

Days of Week: Tuesdays through Fridays

Program Run Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fee: $800 Non-Member / $720 Member (For Session IV Only: $400 Non-Member / $360 Member)

Age: 5 - 12 year-olds (vaccination eligible ages)

Please see below for the different themed session descriptions:

  1. Session I: "Flavors of Home" (2-week session): Explore the many ways people use plants to create a sense of home, through cooking, medicine, and craft.
  2. Session II: "Gardens for Wildlife" (2-week session): Create wildlife habitats, learn about the urban critters we each share space with, and create art to advocate for the care of their most beloved garden friends.
  3. Session III: "Art in the Garden" (2-week session): Explore printmaking with botanicals, dyeing and painting with plant parts, and sculpture with upcycled and recycled material.
  4. Session IV: "A Place to Grow" (1-week session): Learn the art of paying attention through exploring the senses, engaging in experiments, and practicing mindfulness and whole-body learning in the garden.

Discounted parking options will be available with registration.

QBG is dedicated to providing the best possible learning environment for our students. If your child requires any accommodations please email kidsprograms@queensbotanical.org.

We will be asking you to pack a nut-free lunch for the day. More information to come.

Health & Safety

Although the event is outdoors, part of the program is taking place in an enclosed area with limited space. Mask-wearing is required to participate in this program. While exploring the garden independently from this program, you are not required to wear masks while social distancing from other guests. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring this event is safe for everyone!

We are still requiring that all vaccine-eligible staff and summer children participants remain masked and show proof of vaccine.

During snack and lunch breaks, all children will be outdoors and properly distanced, but participants and staff will go indoors for cooling breaks. During any time when monitoring social distancing is not possible, it is policy for all to keep their masks on. We will be updating policies and opportunities as we receive guidance from the City.

Discounts & Scholarships

Members with Family Membership and above receive a 10% discount by using the code MEMBER. Siblings can receive a 5% discount by using the code SIBLING. No discounts may be applied after your transaction is processed.

A limited number of scholarships seats are available by request. Please email kidsprograms@queensbotanical.org.

For information on membership, visit queensbotanical.org/membership.

Families can also buy a Donation ticket during registration to help support our Scholarship fund for all current & future Kids Programs.

Refund Policy

If you must cancel after registering, notify the Kid's Programs staff at 718-886-3800 x218 or kidsprograms@queensbotanical.org at least 30 full days before the start of the program and the Garden will refund your fee, minus a $10 registration fee per child.

Refunds for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start of the program will be issued only if a registrant from a waiting list will fill the space. Refunds and credits are not issued for partial attendance or after the program begins. Registrations are nontransferable.


Program dates will be canceled if there is heavy rain, thunderstorms, or other inclement weather. Please note, programming will be conducted outdoors in light to medium rain, with outdoor shelter from the rain. In the case that an event is cancelled, you will be notified via email.

Garden Etiquette

QBG staff strives to provide a place of peace, beauty, and safety for the quiet enjoyment of our visitors. QBG is a living museum, a collection of gardens for the study, culture, exhibition, and display of plants. We encourage our visitors to explore, enjoy, and be respectful of our plant collections and to be considerate of fellow guests as well. For more guidelines on garden etiquette, click here.


By purchasing tickets and attending QBG events, you hereby opt in to receiving communications from the Garden. You may receive updates about future QBG events and news through the addresses you provide. If you do not wish to receive future communication, simply click the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of an email or write to info@queensbotanical.org.

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. For driving directions and more information, please visit our website.


On-site parking is available year-round during Garden open hours at the Parking Garden, located at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing, NY 11355. For parking fees, please check our website or call 718.886.3800.

About QBG

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. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800.

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