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Gardening Programs for Kids

2018 Fall Registration: NOW OPEN!

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 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. We strive to create an immersive experience in all its programs- a blend of structured and freeform exploration designed to provide children the supports they need to express their natural curiosity. 





Garden Buds, ages 2 & 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. Fall & Spring Programs.


Fall: 4-class series

$67.50 Members / $75 Not Yet Members

Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday Mornings

Registration for fall opens on June 1, 2018 at 9am


Garden Buds Frequently Asked Questions


Children's Garden, PreK - 5th Grade



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. The Children's Garden creates an immersive environment- a blend of structured and freeform exploration designed to provide children the supports they need to express their natural curiosity. Each session incorporates the Garden as a resource to support nature discovery, hands-on time in the garden, thematic activities, art, and science investigations. Spring, Summer, and Fall Programs





Per Class: $18 Members / $20

5-class series: $83.25 Members / $92.50

Saturdays, 2 to 4pm: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, & 10/13


Registration for fall program opens on June 1, 2018


Children's Garden Frequently Asked Questions



Junior Naturalists, 6th-9th Grade


Give your middle schooler the summer of a lifetime! Instructors challenge your naturalists to use their observation skills and individual experiences as each discovers how plants, sustainability, and local ecosystems are part of their everyday life. Using critical thinking and team collaboration, budding ecologists will learn to hunt edible wild weeds, identify local birds and mammals, trap insects and freshwater macroinvertebrates, and so much more! The session concludes with our annual overnight campout at QBG. Summer Program Only.

 Junior Naturalists Frequently Asked Questions

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