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Queens Botanical Garden

43 - 50 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355
718-886-3800
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Ranked #8 of 17 attractions in Flushing
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Queens Botanical Garden is a 39-acre urban oasis where people, plants and cultures meet. Visit our delightful gardens that include a Fragrance Walk,... more » Owner description: Queens Botanical Garden is a 39-acre urban oasis where people, plants and cultures meet. Visit our delightful gardens that include a Fragrance Walk, Cherry Circle, Woodland & Wetland Garden, Herb Garden, Floral Border, Perennial Beds, a sustainably-managed Rose Garden, and a stunning Wedding Garden. QBG offers innovative environmental education programs for schoolchildren, plus workshops for children, adults and the whole family where you can learn about composting, tree care, nature photography, bird watching, gardening and even glass painting. Join us for one of our seasonal festivals – Arbor Fest in Spring, Summer Solstice Celebration in June, Harvest Fest in October, and Winter Solstice & Holiday Market in December! QBG is easily accessible via public transportation – the 7 train to Main Street/Flushing as well as the Q44 and Q20 buses. Our innovative Parking Garden is open April through October (parking fee applies). « less
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Mountain View, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Stopped in here on the way to the airport in early April. Not much was in bloom and the grounds were fairly small. Overall, it seemed pretty much like a public park with some more signs. About the only upside is that they charge $3 for entrance and so it's fairly quiet in the garden. If you're here to see... More

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Bronx, New York
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54 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The gardens are small , very nice and well maintained . It wont take long to see everything but you can go eat in China Town nearby on Main Street .

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Bayside, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's just like any other botanical garden but a smaller. If you like visiting botanical gardens, it's a nice place but, I wouldn't travel far to go. I live not too far away. For me it was refreshing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Has been renovated a lot recently . I havent been there for a year or so , but it is a beautifully maintained garden with many special collections of plants ,rose gardens etc . Worth spending some time to relax .

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Queens Botanical Gardens was revamped several years ago and it now looks more beautiful than ever before. It still remains somewhat small when compared to the botanical gardens in the Bronx and Brooklyn, but if you live nearby, you must visit this place at least once a year. Don't miss the lovely fountain and pool close to the front.... More

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New York City, New York
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

A must for the traveler, if you go here you will find the biggest chinese- corean community in New York City. and the best kept secret garden in the city. Every morning (8-10) taichi qigong sessions open to the public. With 4 dollars regular entrance or 2 dolars seniors/students you will have a different and interesting experience.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I'd read in the AIA Guide that the Queens Botantical Gardens are "just as magical" as those in the Brooklyn and the Bronx. They're not. Instead, they are much smaller, more crowded, and not as well maintained. The main building has a very limited gift shop with some run-of-the-mill seeds, as well as honey, books, and other small items. No... More

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I've seen so many botanical gardens but this one is not worth of visit. Looks like a public park rather than a botanic garden. You won't find here restaurant or bar (vending machines only). And constant noise of the planes (there is the La Guardia airport nearby). I recommend you to see rather Brooklyn Botanic Garden or New York Botanic... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Loved the toy train exhibit. Wonderful crafts and very informative glass greenhouse. Love the tram rides and the kids science center for hands-on activities.

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QueensBotanical, Public Relations Manager at Queens Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review, but we believe you might be referring to our neighbor in the Bronx. Indeed, they have wonderful exhibits -- Queens Botanical Garden is also a great place to visit and we hope you'll come see us soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We joined as a family, last year and have visited regularly. They always have themed exhibits, especially around the holidays. Be sure to take the tram ride, which has live narration. That way you can get a quick overview of the grounds. The gift shop and the restaurant are quite good, as well!

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QueensBotanical, Public Relations Manager at Queens Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review, but we believe you might be referring to our neighbor in the Bronx. Indeed, they have wonderful exhibits -- Queens Botanical Garden is also a great place to visit and we hope you'll come see us soon! More

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