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Children's Garden
Arbor Fest
Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch
Rose Gala
Art in the Garden
Music in the Garden
March Madness
Craft Group
Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting
Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest

March Madness

Celebrate early spring at the Garden!  We have a fun-filled month with events for the whole family!  Full event descriptions on our Calendar of Events.

Saturday, March 8, 12 noon to 1:30pm
Fee: $6 (advance registration and payment required)

Grow your green thumb at QBG! Join Fred Gerber, Director of Education Emeritus for an introductory workshop on starting your summer vegetables indoors. Advance registration and payment required -- contact or call 718-886-3800, x. 230. 

Saturday, March 15, 2 to 4pm
Fee: Free

Get a taste of the HSBC Children's Garden program as we plant seeds while learning about gardening and the enviroment. Plus, have a chance to register early for the Spring Session starting April 5!

Two Workshops:

  • Wildlife Photography with Shari Romar - Saturday, March 22, 1 to 3:30pm -- SORRY, THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL
  • Flower & Macro Photography with H. David Stein - Saturday, March 29, 1 to 3:30pm -- SORRY, THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL

Fee: $10/one workshop; $18/both workshops
Advance registration and payment required - contact or call 718-886-3800, x.230 (limited to 12 participants)

Learn how to take better nature photos with QBG as your backdrop.  Photographers Shari Romar and H. David Stein will offer a slide show of examples, and offer pointers on light and composition.  Workshops include approximately 45 minutes of outdoor photography. Beginning photographers are welcome.

Participants must bring their own camera.

Sunday, March 23, 10am to 1pm (weather permitting)
Fee: Free

Celebrate the vernal equinox - historical Earth Day - by joining us and other community groups for a day of volunteering and unity at QBG, followed by a festive march to the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere.  Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer.  Advanced registration required - email

Sunday, March 23, starting at 1pm (while supplies last)
Fee: Free

Make your own sundial pendant from tree cookies and various other discarded materials recycled for artistic use.

by the NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden
Sunday, March 30, 1pm to 4pm
$5 per person - register at 718.539.5296

Spring is a critical time for lawn care. Join QBG’s Patty Kleinberg, lawn care expert extraordinaire, for this important introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration. Registration required.  Please call 718.539.5296 or email to register.  (NOTE: The Parking Garden will be open for this event; $5 per vehicle.)





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