Children’s Garden


The Children’s Garden sponsored by HSBC Bank offers a fun and exciting experience where kids spend time planting, playing, observing, and learning in a nurturing environment. The Children’s Garden creates an immersive environment–a blend of structured and free-form exploration designed to provide children the support they need to express their natural curiosity. Each session incorporates the Garden as a resource for hands-on nature discovery, thematic activities, art, and science investigations. Children’s Garden is a drop-off program.

2020 program info coming soon!

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Scholarships (Application Closed)

Need financial Assistance? QBG is here to help!

Queens Botanical Garden offers partial scholarships for families in need of financial assistance. Scholarships are only for the summer season of Children’s Garden. Scholarships are limited and are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis, in the order they are received. You will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred session(s) on the application. Session preference is not a guarantee of placement, and QBG will do its best to place you in the session of your choice.

To Apply for a Scholarship:

  1. Fill out the application.
  2. Submit application with official proof of income and dependents: IRS Tax Return Form with blacked out social security
  3. Send the application with proof of income to [email protected] or mail to:
    Queens Botanical Garden
    Attn. Samantha Ross
    43-50 Main St
    Flushing, NY 11355

Application and proof of income must be submitted together to be eligible. After we receive your application, you will be notified within two weeks of your scholarship status. The final date to apply is May 1st, 2019. If awarded, remaining payments are due no later than June 1st, 2019. All information submitted is used solely for the purpose of this scholarship. Submission of this form does not guarantee a scholarship or placement. QBG reserves the right to terminate an application at any time.

Application Closed


Contact Us

Still have questions?

Feel free to contact Samantha Ross, Education Coordinator, Youth Programs

[email protected] | 718-886-3800 ext. 218

Become a Member

Members at the Family-level or above receive discounts on Kids Programs. Please become a QBG Member prior to registering for your program to receive these discounts.

Photo Credits: Anne Tan-Detchkov, Allison Eng