Flower Patch

Flower Patch on the Farm

An intimate experience among spring flowers!

Saturdays and Sundays, April 30, May 1, 7***, & 8 (Mother’s Day)

Unique floral and garden creature installations transform the QBG Farm into a fantastic flower spectacle, an immersive environment and stunning backdrop for photos. Meet costumed nature creatures, pick your own pot of flowers, do floral-themed crafts, and make your mark on Chalk Walk! For adults 21 and older, available for purchase are spring-themed beers and ciders.

***Due to weather forecasted for Saturday, May 7, Flower Patch is cancelled that day. Paid orders have be refunded. The Flower Patch will continue on Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day). 

Pricing

$16 per Adult (flower pot included)
$14 per Child (ages 4-12), Students (with ID), & Seniors (62+) (flower pot included)
Free for Children 3 and under (flower pot not included)
Free for Members (flower pot not included) ***
Additional flowers available for $7/pot, while supplies last

***Become a Garden Member today to enjoy unlimited year-round FREE garden admission and discounts on events like Flower Patch! Click here to become a Member.

Registration strongly recommended; Walk-ins welcome upon availability.

Ticket fee includes general Garden Admission.

Ticket fee does not cover parking fees. $10 parking rate in effect.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

What is Flower Patch? What’s included?
• Floral and garden creature installations become your springtime backdrop for photos!
• Meeting and taking photos with costumed nature creatures
• Picking your own pot of flowers (Please note: pots are not included for Members and children 3 and under, but can be purchase for $7.)
• Making floral-themed crafts
• Mark up Chalk Walk to your heart’s content
• For adults 21+, there are spring-themed beers and ciders for purchase

Who is the Patch for?
This event is family-friendly! Everything but the beers and ciders for adults 21+ is great for all ages.

Where is the Flower Patch?
The Flower Patch is at the QBG Farm (#31 on the Visitor Map), a one-acre urban farm that donates thousands of pounds of produce to local food pantries. For two weekends only, the Flower Patch’s unique floral and garden installations transform the Farm into a fantastic flower spectacle and stunning backdrop for your springtime photos.

What time should I arrive?
Be sure to plan accordingly and arrive at the Patch within an hour of your ticket time.

What is the price?

Patch & Garden Admission

Adult Non-Member (flower pot included) $16
Child Non-Member/Senior/Student (flower pot included)  $14
Member/Child 3 and under (flower pot not included) FREE

Patch Admission (Garden Admission already paid)

Adult Non-Member (flower pot included) $10
Child Non-Member/Senior/Student (flower pot included) $12

Additional Pot of Flowers $7

Do I need to pre-order my Patch tickets? Can I decide later, after I’ve paid general Garden admission?

We recommend pre-ordering you Patch tickets on Eventbrite. Patch tickets includes general Garden admission so there is no need to pay separately upon arrival at Garden entrances. Also, onsite Patch ticketing is welcome upon availability. There is no advanced of online ticketing for general Garden Admission. General admission is paid upon entry by cash or credit.

If you have already paid general Garden admission and you decide later you want to enter the Patch, you can pay for Patch entry at the Patch. In this case, a discount deducting the price of your general admission will be applied.

Are there discounts or free admission to the Patch?
Garden Members and Children three years old and younger get free admission to Flower Patch as well as the Garden. Click here to become a Member and get in for free–along with unlimited year-round garden admission, discounts and free admission on select programs, invitations to Members-exclusive events, and more!

The Garden is happy to partner with many organizations to offer free or reduced general Garden admission. If free or reduced-price Garden admission applies to you and you wish to attend the Flower Patch, a discount deducting the price of your general admission will be applied to your Patch admission.

Do I need to mask?

  • In the Patch, masks are not required but encouraged. Although the event is outdoors, mask-wearing is strongly encouraged when participating at Activity Stations for crafts and when participants aren’t able to socially distance.
  • Around the Garden, masks are not required. Masks are required indoor spaces such as the QBG Store and Gallery at the Visitor & Administration Building.
  • Reference current health & safety guidelines, found on our website: https://queensbotanical.org/know-before-you-go

What else can I do at the Garden?

See the blooms!
Click here to see our Visitor Map or ask for one at the entrance.

  • Tens of thousands of tulips are blooming on our Oak Allee (#8 on Visitor Map).
  • Get up close to aromatic plants in the Fragrance Walk (#2) and Herb Garden (#20).
  • See flowering trees by the Circle Garden (#3) and Unity Garden (#7).
  • Our Arboretum/Crabapple Grove is flowering! (#23).
  • Go on a woodland walk at the Wetland and Woodland Garden (#4).

Art in the Garden
Click here for more about indoor and outdoor Art in the Garden.

  • Visit or new exhibit, Care/Repair: Mending the Circle at our Art Gallery in the Visitor & Administration Building (#16 on Visitor Map).
  • Visit the giant Kaleidoscope by artist Graciela Cassel by the Forest Explorers Triangle next to our Children’s Garden (#22).
  • Outside of the Garden’s perimeter fence along Main Street, check out Here, There, and Everywhere. If you plan to come back the Garden after you venture out, remember to keep your receipt to re-enter.

Shop
Shop gifts and souvenirs at our QBG Store (#16 on Visitor Map).