Queens Botanical Garden, Flushing

#8 of 21 in Parks in Queens
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Queens Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens, New York City. The 39-acre (16 ha) site features rose, bee, herb, wedding, and perennial gardens; an arboretum; an art gallery; and a LEED-certified Visitor & Administration Building. Queens Botanical Garden is located on property owned by the City of New York, and is funded from several public and private sources. It is operated by Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc.

Queens Botanical Garden was created as part of the 1939 New York World's Fair and was originally located in nearby Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. It moved to its current location, a landfilled area east of Flushing Meadows Park, in 1963 in preparation for the 1964 New York World's Fair. Since then, the Queens Botanical Garden has continued to expand, with programming targeted at residents of surrounding community. In 2001, the Queens Botanical Garden Society published a master plan for a renovation of the garden, centered around the garden's location above the underground Kissena Creek. Several improvements were made over the following years, including the construction of a new environmentally friendly parking lot and administration building.
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  • This was so much more than trains. It was an amazing display of different New York buildings, parks and landmarks made entirely out of natural elements. The trains running through the exhibit was the....  more »
  • In late December 2019, a buddy of mine and I took a tour of the QBG. It was a very nice garden, but it would probably be more ideal to come here in the warmer months when the leaves and the flowers...  more »
  • Beautiful place! My family and I came to attend a beautiful orchid show. The staff was very nice and welcoming. The show was very informative and we learned proper care for orchids, including the reporting process. Will definitely return.
  • It's small but very cute and easy to get to. There's also parking which is nice. Apparently they do weddings here since there was a little section with an arch and seating. I specifically love the rose garden. I think this is nice to visit but it may not be worth it if you're not local.

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