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Timed Entry for Queens Botanical Garden Free Hours 2021

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Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main Street

Flushing, NY 11355

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To visit Queens Botanical Garden during free hours, reserve a timed-entry reservation for a date and time you’d like to visit.

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Please reference our health and safety guidelines below before visiting. See you around the Garden—at a six-foot distance!

Free Hours:

Wednesdays, 3 to 6pm and Sundays, 9 to 11am


  • Because we must enforce a visitation capacity to ensure that visitors can safely distance themselves and to guarantee your advanced ticket entry, please arrive within the first 20 minutes of your date/time slot. We do allow walk-ups that count toward the visitation capacity. Below is more information about capacity and restrictions.
  • Your advanced ticket allows for free entry at the time of the free hours listed only, not before or after, when admission fees may apply.
  • Reservations do not cover parking fees.
  • You may show your ticket reservation confirmation on your phone to reduce the use of paper. We will not be collecting paper tickets.
  • The Garden commences its closing procedures 20 minutes before closing time. Please plan accordingly to arrive early enough to enjoy your time in the Garden.



To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and safety of all visitors, you MUST WEAR A MASK and maintain 6-FOOT DISTANCE from others in order to enter and remain in the Garden. It is the law. Violators will be escorted out.

Hand sanitizer dispensers are available at multiple stations throughout the Garden. Feel free to inquire with Staff to help locate the nearest dispenser. Please note: Hand sanitizing does not replace hand washing. CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water whenever possible as it reduces all types of germs and chemicals on hands.

High-touch surfaces are disinfected throughout the day.


The Garden must enforce a visitation capacity to ensure that visitors can safely distance themselves. Consequently, entrances may be temporarily closed when and if the Garden is at capacity. Should you arrive at such a time, we ask that you wait on the socially distanced line or return at a later time. We thank you for your patience.

Regular Garden Etiquette Rules apply at all times.


If you are unable to come after you have reserved a time, please cancel your reservation as a courtesy to other visitors.


By purchasing or reserving 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


Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) occasionally photographs or films visitors and activities on site to support our mission in promotional media and materials, including print, online, broadcast, and social media. By attending this event, you grant permission to QBG use your likeness in perpetuity, in all forms of print and digital media used to promote, publicize, or advertise the Garden, its activities, and programs. QBG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 


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 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.


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 or call (718) 886-3800.

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Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main Street

Flushing, NY 11355

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