Recommended for grades 5–12.
Much of our future depends on our ability to change NYC into a healthier, more environmentally responsible city. Explore the steps we can take to make that vision a reality by visiting our award-winning Green Building that conserves and harvests its own energy; walk through sustainably tended landscapes and learn the roles they play in water management and ecosystem restoration; stop by our urban farm to see waste turned into valuable soil and delicious vegetables.
Guided Garden TourRecommended for all grades.To help you get the most out of your visit, QBG instructors are available to guide tours for classes PreK–12 through garden exhibits that provide unique learning opportunities. Botanical displays, which vary from year to year, provide a showcase of environmental, botanical, and cultural themes. Our permanent gardens include the Bee Garden with working hives, as well as the Woodland, Herb, and Perennial Gardens and our new Urban Farm.
Enhance your visit by adding a seed planting or a botanical craft ($25 per class).
Online registration: queensbotanical.org/education/selfguidedtours
These Tours offer an excellent opportunity for groups to explore Queens Botanical Garden at their own pace and investigate the specific exhibit areas that complement their classroom studies. To enrich the experience, a map and suggested activities will be provided with pre-trip information. Self Guided Tours are available Tuesdays through Sundays with advanced registration; pre-payment is required.
Enhance your visit by adding a seed planting kit to take back to the school. Additional $25 per kit (materials for 30 students).
Additional resources to bring on your tour (available in the QBG Store):