Pumpkin Patch at QBG


QBG’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch is back and bigger than ever to bring you the quintessential fall family experience every weekend in October and on Columbus Day! 

Choose a 3-hour window for the whole family to spend at the Patch, where you can pick out the perfect pumpkins to take home and carve as spooky jack-o-lanterns for Halloween or bake or roast to eat. The Patch makes a wonderfully themed backdrop and setting for your fall family photos, so snap away!

There’s more! Enjoy some extra fall flare:

Meet and take photos with a fascinating fall character by Cirque-tacular. From 12 to 4pm each Patch day (covering the last two hours of the first session and the first two of the second), a character will roam the Patch in autumnal costume, captivating Patch goers and making the experience extra magical! Once outside the Patch, explore the Mini-Maze—family-friendly and perfect for little ones! After all this fall activity, satisfy your appetite with seasonal food and beverage, such as cider, roasted corn, and more (not included in Patch admission). Live music will take place on select days, to be determined.

Please note: additional amenities and attractions are subject to change.

Sugar pumpkins, the ones you’ll see at the Patch, are also known as “pie pumpkins”–and that’s what they’re great for, delicious pies! These versatile squashes have a firm, sweet flesh with a smooth texture that is perfect for pureeing into pie filling, roasting for a vegetable medley, or making into soups.


11am to 2pm and 2 to 5pm access to the Patch is available on Patch dates listed below. Reserve Patch admission and your pumpkins today! Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

Patch Admission

Reserve online to enjoy savings!
Reserve Online:
$4 Non-Members*** Does not include mandatory Garden admission or parking. See below for pricing.
FREE for Members – Become a Member to enjoy FREE entry to the Patch and free admission to the Garden year-round.

At the Patch:
$6 Non-Members*** Does not include mandatory Garden admission or parking. See below for pricing.
FREE for Members – Become a Member to enjoy FREE entry to the Patch and free admission to the Garden year-round.

Reserve Online: $6 each
At the Patch: $8 each, upon availability

Eventbrite fees apply.

Patch admission pricing DOES NOT include the price of mandatory admission to the Garden or parking, which must be paid at entry to the Garden:
Garden Admission: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students with ID – $4, Children (ages 4 to 12) – $2, Children (3 and under) – FREE, Members – FREE
Parking Fee: $6 per vehicle; $10 per vehicle during festival days such as Harvest Fest (Sunday, 10/14) and Halloween at the Garden (Sunday, 10/28).


Saturday, October 6
Sunday, October 7
Monday, October 8 – Also Columbus Day. School’s out for the day. Bring the kiddos to the Patch for a fun fall getaway! $10 parking rate in effect.
Saturday, October 13
Sunday, October 14 – Also QBG’s Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch. For Sunday, October 14, tickets to the Patch are not available online. On this day, Patch admission is included in the festival ticket price, $10 for children and $12 for adults, FREE for Members. $6 pumpkins are available while supplies last. Harvest Fest includes live music and entertainment, garden demonstrations, crafts, a beer tent, and more. $10 parking rate in effect.
Saturday, October 20
Sunday, October 21
Saturday, October 27
Sunday, October 28 – Also QBG’s Halloween at the Garden. Spend the day at the Garden! While you’re here, make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, dance at the DJ/costume party, and more! Show off your Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags. Halloween at the Garden is included with Garden admission, but does not included Pumpkin Patch admission.



Bring a print-out of your ticket confirmation. This will be scanned at the entry to the Patch. Duplication of tickets are prohibited and will be detected and voided on multiple scans.

There is no re-entry to the Patch. If a part of your party who you have purchased ticket for, is arriving at a later time than you are, we suggest you wait for their arrival before entering as a group. If that is not possible, you must coordinate arrival with your group and notify the Patch attendent. After the rest of your group arrives and pays for Garden admission, they can meet you at the Patch entrance. For a faster, smoother entry, we suggest larger groups purchase tickets separately if potentially arriving at different times.

Tickets are not transferable to Patch dates or times that you have not purchased. If you are late for your selected three-hour session, entry at a later session is subject to availability and is not guaranteed.

As noted above, ticket price does not include the price of Admission to the Garden or parking, to be paid at the booth. Free admission passes (E.g. CoolCulture, reciprocal Membership, or general free Garden admission passes) are not accepted at the Patch.


Tickets are non-refundable, except in the event of a cancellation by the organizer.


The Patch is open rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will cancel the Patch, notify you via email, and refund your order.


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Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) occasionally photographs or films visitors and activities on site to support our mission in promotional media and materials, including print, online, broadcast, and social media. By attending this event, you grant permission to QBG use your likeness in perpetuity, in all forms of print and digital media used to promote, publicize, or advertise the Garden, its activities, and programs. If you do not give QBG permission to take and use your image, you must notify an event organizer or staff when you arrive for this event. QBG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


QBG staff strives to provide a place of peace, beauty, and safety for the quiet enjoyment of our visitors. QBG is a living museum, a collection of gardens for the study, culture, exhibition, and display of plants. We encourage our visitors to explore, enjoy, and be respectful of our plant collections and to be considerate of fellow guests as well. For more guidelines on garden etiquette, click here.


By public transportation, take the number 7 subway line to Main Street, the Long Island Rail Road (Port Washington line) to Main Street/Flushing, or the Q44-SBS or Q20 bus.

For driving directions and more information, please click here.


Parking is available year-round during Garden open hours at the Parking Garden, located at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing, NY 11355. Parking Fee: $6 per vehicle; $10 per vehicle during festival days such as Harvest Fest and Halloween at the Garden (includes tax). Click here to learn more about festival dates or call 718.886.3800.


QBG is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and real-world applications of environmental stewardship. QBG is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens Borough President, the New York City Council, State elected officials, the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with corporate, foundation, and individual supporters. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800.