New York City

Queens Botanical Garden

Groups can enjoy this 39-acre urban oasis, which contains thematic gardens and historic plantings as well as gardens with sustainable landscape practices. The Garden offers guided tours and educational programs tailored to any age group as well as A Green Trail Guide for groups wanting a self-guided tour. In the Plants We Eat program, groups walk around the garden, discuss which foods come from what plants, taste edible roots, stems, leaves, fruits, and flowers, and then plant seeds to take home. Another popular program is Honeybees, where groups learn about the amazing world of bees, observe an active hive, taste honey, and make a beeswax candle.
Contact Info
Address: 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, New York 11355. Queens County. Tel: 718-886-3800. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2.5 hours. Cost: Fee. 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue