Group Programs for Adults

 

 

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Tours & Workshops

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Guided Tours
Fee: $200 peak / $175 off-peak
Explore our collections with one of our guided tours. Themes can be customized based on group needs.

Self-Guided Tour
Fee: $45
Explore Queens Botanical Garden at your own pace and investigate the specific exhibit areas that complement your needs and interests. Add a seed planting kit to go (optional with $25 fee). Self Guided Tours are available Tuesdays through Sundays with advanced registration. CLICK HERE to register.

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*Peak pricing is in effect April 1 through October 31. Off-peak pricing is in effect November 1 through March 31.

The Herbal Kitchen
Fee: $300 peak / $275 off-peak
Herbs create many fragrances and tastes that we use in food, cosmetics, perfumes, and medicines. Capture and preserve herbal scents and flavors to use in your kitchen.

Botanical Aromatherapy
Fee: $300 peak / $275 off-peak
Aromatic oils extracted from plants have long been used for their healing properties and fragrances. Participants make household products using aromatic oils derived from herbs.

Bees and People
Fee: $300 peak / $275 off-peak
Learn the what, how, and why of honeybee creations. Participants taste local honey, make household items with bee products, and learn their benefits.

Grocery Store Gardening
Fee: $300 peak / $275 off-peak
Explore the origin of many food plants found in our markets today. Learn to propagate your after-dinner scraps into exotic houseplants.

Tabletop Edible Garden
Fee: $300 peak / $275 off-peak
Explore the varieties, uses, and care of herbs. See and smell the aroma of the herbs growing in our garden. Participants create an indoor herb garden.

Terrariums
Fee: $350 peak / $330 off-peak
Learn about the history and care of terrariums. Participants choose suitable plants and containers to build a model of a rainforest, a desert, or a cultural landscaping practice.

PREPARING FOR YOUR GROUP VISIT

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Queens Botanical Garden offers workshops and tours for groups throughout the year. The information below will help you prepare for a group visit. We hope to see you soon at Queens Botanical Garden.

Length of Programs at QBG
Workshops start promptly and last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the workshop. Each workshop includes an outdoor component, a discussion and a hands-on activity.

Tours are entirely outdoor experiences that are 1 hour long, unless otherwise indicated.

Maximum Group Size
Adult programs are limited to a maximum of 25 participants.

Offsite Programs
Offsite workshops are available on a limited basis. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Lunch Facilities
QBG does not have an indoor lunch facility or any food for purchase on site. Weather permitting, groups are welcome to sit and eat on the grass in the Crabapple Grove. If you plan to eat on the grounds, it is recommended that you have an alternate plan in case of inclement weather.

Arrival at the Garden
All groups, unless otherwise specified on the invoice, MUST be dropped off at the Parking Garden, located at 42-80 Crommelin Street (see map below for details). Buses must drop off visitors in the Parking Garden bus loop, but we are unable to accommodate bus parking. Car parking is available for an additional fee.

Instructors will meet groups scheduled for Workshops and Guided Tours in the Parking Garden. If you are here for a tour, please exchange contact information with your bus driver in case of sudden shower or weather change. There are no indoor facilities for tour groups.

Public restrooms are located in the Visitor & Administration Building. Please allow time before and after your program for restroom use.

Late Arrival Policy
Groups arriving late will receive a shortened program that will end at the originally scheduled time. Groups arriving more than 30 minutes late for their scheduled program will be cancelled. Refunds are not available.

Garden Etiquette
Visitor safety is our top priority.

During your program, we ask that all cell phones be turned off or silenced.

The following are strictly prohibited:
• Ball playing, sledding, kite flying, etc.
• Stepping or walking in garden beds
• Feeding wildlife
• Littering
• Bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters or other such devices
• Picking flowers or plants, climbing or damaging trees
• Stepping, walking, or playing in garden beds and water features
• Feeding wildlife
• Pets, except guide dogs
• Soliciting or passing out information
• Loud music or activities
• Under New York City law, effective May 23, 2011, smoking is prohibited anywhere on Queens Botanical Garden grounds

Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355.

See image below for a map of entrances:

Reservation & Payment Information

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Advance registration and pre-payment are required for all programs.

To book your visit call 718.886.3800 ext. 230 or email [email protected].

To register for Self-Guided Tours, please CLICK HERE

Payment
Payment may be made by credit card, DOE Purchase Order, check or money order made payable to Queens Botanical Garden.
Please mail your payment to:

Queens Botanical Garden
Education Department
43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLINE.

Payments are due and must be received 6 weeks prior to the date of your first visit.

We do not accept payments on the day of your visit.

Payment due dates are listed on your invoice; if payment is not received by the invoice due date, Queens Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel the program.

Separate registration is required for each class. We cannot accommodate groups of students combined from different classes.

Once your trip is booked, an email invoice will be sent that includes information and other details about your visit. The confirmation you receive via email is the only invoice for your registration.

Because of the large volume of registrations we receive, we are unable to make reminder calls; a scheduled visit is not confirmed until payment is received.

Queens Botanical Garden reserves the right to refuse registrations for any reason.

Rescheduling and Cancellations
If you must cancel your trip, please call as soon as possible. Notices of cancellations 6 weeks in advance of trip date will receive a full refund. Cancellations between 3 to 6 weeks before the booked visit date will be charged a $30.00 processing fee per class booked. There are NO refunds issued for cancellations received within 15 business days of booked trip or for any “no shows.”

Rescheduling is possible based on availability, provided you notify us at least 3 weeks before the date of your visit. There are no rescheduled trips within 3 weeks of the visit date. A Self-Guided Tour may be requested as an alternative. All workshops and tours run rain or shine. QBG reserves the right to postpone workshops and programs and will work with groups to reschedule.

Photo Credit: QBG Staff