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Garden Programs for Kids

Saturday, March 12, 1 to 4pm

Get dirty with planting activities and garden crafts at this free annual drop-in event. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children!


Registration will open on February 15 2016 
Click the link below to learn more about our programs!

Garden Buds: Ages 2-3: 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.  

4-class series: $60 non-member/$54 member
Thursdays: May 5, 12, 19, 26 from 9 to 10am
Saturdays: May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10 to 11am

4-class series: $60 non-member/$54 member
Thursdays:  September 22, 29, October 6, 13 from 9 to 10am
Saturdays: September 24, October 1, 15, 22 from 10 to 11am


Children's Garden: Ages 4-10: 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.

10 class series: $185 non-member/$166 member
Saturdays: April 2—June 11 (skip 5/28), from 2 to 4pm

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

Fall: $20 non-member/$18 member per class or $92.50 non-member/$83.25 member for 5 class series
Saturdays: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22 from 2 to 4pm

 Children’s Garden enjoys lead support from HSBC.

Junior Naturalists: Ages 11-14:  Join us for this new and exciting summer opportunity specifically designed for those who want to take a deeper look into natural workings of the Garden. Participants will tend to their own garden plots, complete scientific experiments and investigations, and take a more in-depth look at the surrounding ecosystems.

Summer ONLY:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 to 3:30pm
Session One: July 6 to 29 (4 weeks) $425 non-member/$382 member                            
Session Two: August 3 to 26 (4 weeks) $425 non-member/$382 member              
Session One and Two: July 6 to August 26 (8 weeks) $850 non-member/$765 member

**Member discounts apply to Family member levels or above**

Get a sneak peek of all the Children's Garden activity with Rebecca Wolf, QBG Director of Education, by watching the video below:

Additional support has been provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens, and Aquariums Grant Program of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.


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