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Children's Garden Sessions & Dates


During the spring, our young gardeners spend Saturday mornings preparing the garden by turning the soil, planting seeds, weeding, watering and of course harvesting our early crops, such as lettuce, spinach and peas! They explore the greenhouse where they start seeds in early spring, then help transplant those seedlings outside into the ground in one of twelve raised vegetable beds. Ages 5 through 12.


2016 dates TBD. Saturday mornings; April thru June.

Now Offering 10% Off!*

The summers are filled with adventure. Children take care of their flowers and vegetable crops in the morning, learning skills such as watering, cultivating, composting, deadheading, staking, and of course, harvesting. They also plant new vegetables and learn how to create their own viable compost.  We spend the afternoons exploring the entire Botanical Garden by using bug boxes to collect invertebrates from our biotope, cooking in a solar oven, taking flower walks, digging for worms and other creatures, creating bird feeders to take home, and much more. Ages 5 through 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015).

Summer I – Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6-August 19, 9am to 4pm
7 weeks: July 6 – August 19: $810 $729 members / $900 $810 non-members
July only: July 6-July 29: $477 $430 members / $530 $477 non-members
August only: August 3-19:  $360 $324 members / $400 $360 non-members

Summer II – Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7-August 20, 9am to 4pm
7 weeks: July 7-August 20: $810 $729 members / $900 $810 non-members
July only: July 8-July 30: $477 $430 members / $530 $477 non-members
August only: August 4-20:  $360 $324 members / $400 $360 non-members

Discounts apply to QBG Family level memberships and above.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

*To take advantage of the discounted prices as listed, use code: QNS15 at checkout


Autumn leaves mean it’s time for fall fun. Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore QBG's Herb Garden and Bee Garden, and cook with just-harvested produce. [Themes vary with each session]. Ages 5 through 12 (children must be 5 years old by 10/1/2015).

Saturday, Sept 12, 2 to 4pm

Sunday September 20, 2 to 4pm

Saturday, October 3, 2 to 4pm

Sunday, October 25, 2 to 4pm

Individual sessions: $15 members / $20 non-members

All 4 sessions: $55 members / $75 non-members

Discounts apply to QBG Family level memberships and above.


Questions? 718-886-3800, ext. 218 or email


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