Warmer weather is finally here and what a better way to appreciate nature’s beauty than to take a stroll through the very picturesque Queens Botanical Garden. This is a wonderful place where we can enjoy Mother Nature’s gift to us. As you walk through with your little ones, you will see them come alive with the energy from the vivid colors and beautiful fragrance the flowers bring.
The Queens Botanical Garden is a wonderful place for young children to explore and a great way for them to learn about nature. The Queens Botanical Garden is located in Flushing Queens, which is about fifteen minutes from those of us in Forest Hills. What you will find hidden inside is a beautiful array of flowers and spectacular colors.
April through October, The Queens Botanical Garden is opened on Tuesday- Friday from 8:00 AM – 6:00PM. Saturday and Sundays it is opened from 8:00am – 7:00pm. The Admission price is $4.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Seniors, $2:00 for Students, and Children under three years of age are free. The months of November through March are free for all.
Currently, the Queens Botanical Garden is showcasing the famous Queens Rose Garden, which is a collection of beautiful and colorful roses, and the Queens Roof Plant collection, which is a very interesting assortment of plants. There is also a Fragrance Walk, a definite must see, it will surely stimulate your senses and bring a variety of nice aromas. Here you will find a collection of shrubs, perennials, and bulbs.
Each visit during the beginning of the season offers you a wide variety of plant selections that are in bloom. April begins with the beautiful showing of Daffodils. Do not miss the breathtaking colors of the Spanish Bluebells and Violets. Can you believe that every month something new is in bloom?
The Queens Botanical Garden is a wonderful find for parents and children because it is not only a picturesque adventure, it is relaxing and can provide a wonderful insight and appreciation of nature to your little ones.
The Queens Botanical Garden also hosts events on a regular basis to promote environmentalism and awareness. It teaches adults and children the importance of sustaining our environment and appreciating nature. It cultivates the connection between humans and plants.
Check out the childrens’ favorite, which is the Children’s Garden; the HSBC Children’s Garden gives them the opportunity to be little gardeners. Here they can actually get a chance to plant vegetables, herbs, and annual flowers within the Children’s Garden. The season for this would be the Spring, Summer and Fall, so definitely look into the Children’s Garden sessions, and arrange for your kids to participate. Check the Calendar of Events for upcoming activities.
For more information visit their website and schedule some fun for you and your kids, go to www.queensbotanical.org.
Enjoy your Spring!
By Martha Tucker
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street, Flushing, Queens
For more information go to www.queensbotanical.org
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