Where Children, Nature, and Education Meet
Serving over 225,000 visitors and more than 35,000 schoolchildren annually, the Garden is not only an important open green space with
bucolic, inspiring gardens, but it also serves as the primary source of botanical education for children and adults in the area.
During the 2016-17 school year QBG welcomed 800 classes onsite to participate in QBG’s Environmental Education Workshops. The
Garden’s certified LEED® Platinum Visitor & Administration Building and surrounding gardens become living laboratories for workshops and
lessons in botany, ecology, horticulture, and history. Through a New York City Council initiative, Cultural After School Adventures (CASA), QBG
brings programming to hundreds of children in their schools.
We are so excited to announce that 2018 registration for our kids programs opens on Friday, January 19! Registration is for Children’s Garden and our three newest children’s programs for Queens’s young nature lovers: Garden Buds for ages 2 to 3, Forest Explorers for ages 2 to 6 (registration opens February 3), and Junior Naturalists ages 11 to 14. All three programs were designed to meet demands for more nature and gardening programs for children.
“I’m thrilled…[my son] comes home SOOOO HAPPY, tells me everything about planting. We are reading gardening books and growing things at home to give him a sense of responsibility…I’m elated as a mom.”
— Cecilia Motwani, Parent of a Children’s Garden participant
REGISTER TODAY: queensbotanical.org/kidsprograms
Register by February 19 with promotional code EARLYBIRD and enjoy 5% OFF Summer Children’s Garden. And remember, Family-Level and Above Members enjoy 10% OFF!
Left to Right:
Garden Buds | ages 2 to 3: Tailored to our youngest gardeners, Garden Buds lets children and parents explore the wonder of nature through hands-on work and play in the garden, tasting garden produce, and creating botanical crafts.
Forest Explorers | ages 2 to 6*: Rooted in the traditions of the Forest School model, this drop-off program nurtures self-confidence and determination while deepening children’s connection to the Earth.
Children’s Garden Sponsored by HSBC | Pre-K through 5th grade: Children’s Garden offers urban children the chance to learn about gardening through organic methods—planting, caring for, harvesting, and eating vegetables, and tending to flowers and herbs.
Junior Naturalists | 6th through 9th grade: This summer program is specifically designed for youth who want to take a deeper look into the inner workings of the Garden and the natural world.
*Registration for Forest Explorers opens February 3.
Photo Credit: Jess brey