Annual Appeal 2019

More is more at Queens Botanical Garden…

Have you heard the phrase “less is more”? Of course you have! We can all agree it’s an admirable guiding principle in life—especially when talking about healthy eating, minimalist design, and avoiding clutter. But this past year at QBG, you might have noticed that more is more!

Have you seen that we have more flowers? More programming? Even more garden?

We are listening to YOU! Over the last two years we have talked to thousands of our visitors to learn what you love about Queens Botanical Garden. Enthusiastically, you said that you want more flowers, more to do, and more to see when you visit. So… we’ve installed a new garden, renovated two others, and freshened up the paint in a few places. And, we’ve added more programs and events and are welcoming more visitors each year.

I hope you agree that the Garden keeps getting better and better!

This past summer, in response to YOUR request, we stayed open late on Thursdays in June, July, and August, giving you more time in the Garden. Flower Power Parties included music, dancing, yummy food, and signature cocktails once a month. We brought back Apples & Honey Day in celebration of the honey harvest in September. With community partners, we presented Chuseok: Korean Moon Festival, Taiwan: A World of Orchids, and Twist & Sprout! But wait—there’s more…

This summer we completed three garden projects. The Unity Garden, the Perennial Garden, and the Wedding Garden—all located within the Gardens on Parade section—got a face lift! There’s also a new, colorful mural on the Education Building, created by our Summer 2019 artist-in-residence with the help of Junior Naturalists and Summer Youth Interns; fresh colors give the trailers a lift; and the Little Free Library encourages you to “take a book/share a book!” (which we LOVE because it is generous, educational, and GREEN!).

We are really on a roll, but there is always more to do! And that’s where YOU come in! As a good friend of the Garden, your support means the world to us, and it means we can continue the good work we do. Your gift makes it possible to continue providing fun and festive live music and hands-on art-making for the community. Your support means continued environmental education workshops for NYC school children. Your help means more flowers in spring and healthier trees in summer. Mostly, your gift makes it possible for us to be the place where people, plants, and cultures meet.

We hope that you’ll support the Garden today so we can do more, more, more for YOU tomorrow!

Susan Lacerte
Executive Director

P.S. Give a gift to Queens Botanical Garden today. Your gift, no matter the size, will make a difference and helps sustain the Garden.

Photo Credits: Anne Tan-Detchkov, Jess Brey, Eryn Hatzithomas, Dorcas Cheng, Linda Rufo.