Children’s Garden Summer Sessions (ages 4 to 10)Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 4pm
This is a two-day per week program
Session One: July 6 to 28 (3.5 weeks) $475 non-member/$427.50 member
Session Two: August 1 to 25 (4 weeks) $540 non-member/$486 member
Session One and Two: July 6 to August 25 (7.5 weeks) $965 non-member/$868 member
Registration required: https://summerchildrensgarden.eventbrite.com
The Children’s Garden sponsored by HSBC offers hands-on discovery for children ages 4 to 10 in this 10-class series. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, explore QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and prepare the food they’ve grown! Participants must be 4 years old by 1/1/2016.
Storytime & CraftSaturday, May 14, Sunday, May 29, 2 to 3:30pm
Free with Admission
Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Generously sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.
Bird Walk with New York City Audubon (ALL SESSIONS SOLD OUT ON EVENTBRITE--BUT WALK-INS WELCOME!)Saturday, May 7; Sunday, May 22; Saturday, June 4; 9 to 10am
Free with Admission, Advanced Registration Preferred; walk-ins welcome: qbgbirdwalks.eventbrite.com
Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like seeds and insects to eat, water and shelter.
Horticulture Volunteer DaysThursday, May 5, December 1, 1-4pm and Thursday June 2, July 7, September 1, October 6, 9-12pm
Registration Required, registration opens one month before each event hortvolunteerdays.eventbrite.com
Held monthly through most of the year, each Horticulture Volunteer Day is an opportunity to work right alongside our seasoned gardeners learning specialty skills. Activities change depending on the time of year and might include anything from pruning roses and weeding flower beds to planting fall bulbs and preparing the garden for winter. Come join us to refine your skills or learn something new!
Garden Buds (ages 2 to 3)Spring Garden Buds is completely SOLD OUT.
Please check back to register for our fall classes, opening June 1st
4-Class Series: Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 9 to 10am OR Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21, & 28, 10 to 11am
$60 / $54 for members, Registration Required: gardenbuds2016.eventbrite.com
Tailored to teach the youngest gardeners, these classes let children discover the wonders of nature through exploration that includes hands-on work and play in the garden. Kids get to harvest and taste what they plant! Must be accompanied by an adult.
Mother’s Day Brunch (SOLD OUT!)Sunday, May 8, 10am and 1pm
$20 per child, $25 per adult, Registration Required: qbgmothersday.eventbrite.com
Make mom’s day shine with an unforgettable visit to QBG! Enjoy a catered brunch and a stroll around the Garden.
QBG Farm & Compost Spring Series: Compost Tea &CookiesSaturday, May 14, 10am to Noon
$5 per person, Registration Required: composttea.eventbrite.com
This advanced composting class will show participants how to make a batch of compost tea, an aerated brew of finished compost in water. Making actively aerated compost tea creates an explosion of beneficial bacteria and fungi found in compost. Compost tea can be applied to plants as a foliar spray or soil soak. Come enjoy tea and (edible!) cookies with us in this informative session.
Music in the Garden: Quintet of the AmericasSunday, May 15, 2 to 4pm
Free with Admission, Seating is limited—first come, first served.
The highly acclaimed Quintet of the Americas returns with “A Celebration of Nature,” featuring Samuel Barber’s “Summer Music,” Amy Rubin’s “Trois Oiseaux,” Adashi’s “Song of the Birds and March of the Gypsies,” Nicholas Scarim’s narrated “A Garden at Night,” and music by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, James Cohn, Villa-Lobos, William Grant Still, as well as short pieces from Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Mexico.