Queens Botanical Garden

Groups can enjoy this 39-acre urban oasis, which contains thematic gardens and historic plantings; as well as gardens demonstrating sustainable landscape practices. It offers guided tours and educational programs tailored to any age group. Visitors can enjoy an arboretum, seasonal plants, honeybees, wetland species, a “green roof” garden, perennials, shrubs, herbs, and more.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 8AM-4:30PM (6PM Apr.-Oct.).

School

Students can learn about the science, culture, and history of the many plants at the Botanical Garden by scheduling a hands-on program. They might learn about plant adaptations, and collect plants in a herbarium to take home, make a leaf collage illustrating seasonal patterns, paint with plants, learn about medicinal plants, examine plant scents and potpourri, create a miniature greenhouse, explore the needs of trees, or learn the uses of wild plants used by Native Americans. A number of programs on ecology are also available, such as programs on pollinators, ecosystems, insects, water management, and composting.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Science

topics covered:
classification, ecology, flowers, gardening, insects, Native Americans, natural resources, plants, sustainability, urban design

contact info
Name: Group Reservations
Phone: 718-886-3800 ext. 230.
Email: groups@queensbotanical.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Max. 30 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD, VI.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

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Queens Botanical Garden

Groups can enjoy this 39-acre urban oasis, which contains thematic gardens and historic plantings; as well as gardens demonstrating sustainable landscape practices. It offers guided tours and educational programs tailored to any age group. Visitors can enjoy an arboretum, seasonal plants, honeybees, wetland species, a “green roof” garden, perennials, shrubs, herbs, and more.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 8AM-4:30PM (6PM Apr.-Oct.).

Scouts

QBG offers scout groups informative workshops and tours that will get them up close with nature. Groups can create models of desert and rainforest habitats, replicate Dr. George Washington Carver’s plant-based healing lotion, and create a scrumptious “wild” salad from native plants. QBG also has guided and self-guided tours through the Garden, where groups can browse through QBG’s environmental, botanical, and cultural-themed showcases. Request a seed planting to complement your tour.

supports scout badges in:
Environmental Studies, Science

topics covered:
classification, ecology, flowers, gardening, insects, Native Americans, natural resources, plants, sustainability, urban design

contact info
Name: Group Reservations
Phone: 718-886-3800 ext. 230.
Email: groups@queensbotanical.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Max. 30 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, VI.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

Queens Botanical Garden

Groups can enjoy this 39-acre urban oasis, which contains thematic gardens and historic plantings; as well as gardens demonstrating sustainable landscape practices. It offers guided tours and educational programs tailored to any age group. Visitors can enjoy an arboretum, seasonal plants, honeybees, wetland species, a “green roof” garden, perennials, shrubs, herbs, and more.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 8AM-4:30PM (6PM Apr.-Oct.).

Camp

Campers can choose from a number of workshops and guided tours during their visit. They can learn about the Garden’s permanent and seasonal collections, learn about urban sustainability, or explore any number of the exhibits on their own. A planting kit or botanical craft can be added to their tour experience for an additional fee. For a more hands-on experience, campers can register for a workshop and learn about the science, culture, and history of the many plants at the Botanical Garden. Examples of workshop activities include painting with plants, creating a miniature greenhouse, exploring trees, and learning about ecology.

topics covered:
classification, ecology, flowers, gardening, insects, Native Americans, natural resources, plants, sustainability, urban design

contact info
Name: Group Reservations
Phone: 718-886-3800 ext. 230.
Email: groups@queensbotanical.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Max. 30 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD, VI.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

Queens Botanical Garden

Groups can enjoy this 39-acre urban oasis, which contains thematic gardens and historic plantings; as well as gardens demonstrating sustainable landscape practices. It offers guided tours and educational programs tailored to any age group. Visitors can enjoy an arboretum, seasonal plants, honeybees, wetland species, a “green roof” garden, perennials, shrubs, herbs, and more.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 8AM-4:30PM (6PM Apr.-Oct.).

Homeschool

Homeschool students can learn about the science, culture, and history of the many plants at the Botanical Garden by scheduling a hands-on program. Using observational skills and engaging activities, students can learn about ecosystems, trees, food webs, pollination, and much more. Examples of activities include painting with plants, collecting plants in a herbarium to take home, modeling a wetland ecosystem, creating a miniature greenhouse, and learning about the ways plants were used by Native Americans. Thematic tours on garden plants, sustainability, and other topics are available.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Science

topics covered:
classification, ecology, flowers, gardening, insects, Native Americans, natural resources, plants, sustainability, urban design

contact info
Name: Group Reservations
Phone: 718-886-3800 ext. 230.
Email: groups@queensbotanical.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Max. 30 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, VI.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

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