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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 & CraftSunday, April 24, Saturday, 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!)Sunday, April 24; 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.

Spring Recess Activity TableTuesday, April 26 through Friday, April 29, 1 to 3pm
Stop by our activity table!

QBG Farm & Compost Spring Series: Spring Soil Health (SOLD OUT!)Saturday, April 30, 10am to Noon
$5 per person, Registration Required: springsoilhealth.eventbrite.com

Spring is here and it’s time to prepare for the growing season! Join QBG Farm staff to learn how to grow healthy plants and care for your soil. Learn about soil testing, cover crops, compost application, and get planning tips.

Art in the Garden: Closing ReceptionSunday, May 1, 2 to 4pm
Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
Free with Admission

Meet the artists Buddingh’ and Reid, and take one last look at their exhibit, Portraits of Tall Friends.

 

Horticulture Volunteer Days
Thursday, 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.

 
Art in the Garden: Portraits of Tall Friends
February 16 through May 1
Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
Free through March; Free with Garden admission starting April 1


Artists Frank Buddingh‘ and Carol Reid share a life-long bond with trees and view them as remarkable works of art. The Portraits of Tall Friends exhibit is a valentine in sculpture and photography, inspired by the amazing, abstract beauty of the trees that live among us, inviting you to experience these great friends too.
 
2016 GROW
Saturday, June 18, 10am
Registration fee:
$80 for members of ARS, MRS and QBG
$90 for non-members
$18 Lunch (optional)

Join the Great Rosarians of the World™ for a celebration honoring outstanding achievements in the world of roses. The event at Queens Botanical Garden will include an award ceremony and recognition of the honorees, Lecture by Dr. Wang Guoliang, Great Rosarian of the World™ 2016 Honoree, self-guided tour of the rose garden, and reception. For more information on the event and honorees click here. To purchase tickets to the event click here.


 



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