Queens Botanical Gardens
43-50 Main Street
Flushing NY 11354
Organized with Denise Markbreit
A Great Idea - Our Second Attempt
We got rained out last time - but the weather report says we'll have a great day
Saturday October 28th - 10 AM start time
... but join us when you can!
The Queens Botanical Garden is an oasis in a dense and bustling urban setting. It's a place where people, plants and culture coexist and are celebrated.
Owned by the City of New York and located in the Northeast corner of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, QBG began as a five acre exhibit for the 1939 Worlds Fair and has grown to its current thirty nine acres by 1961. The Wedding Garden is almost in constant use for photo shoots and ceremonies and the large water features are innovative and sustainable.
Come and explore bee hives, woodlands, vegetable gardens,
watch tai chi practitioners
and glimpse the urban sprawl of Flushing
just beyond the gates.
There is a modest admission fee - $6 / $4 seniors/students
Ample parking at 42-80 Crommelin Ave @$6 per car.
Arrive: 10 AM. Coming later? Bring the phone numbers (see below)
Lunch at 12:00: Bring lunch.
Afternoon: Sketching the Garden
Show and Tell: Details to be determined on site. Opportunity to share drawings, talk and socialize.
- Plenty of benches but a stool could be helpful.
- Public bathrooms are clean and there is ample shade.
7 train to Flushing Main Street, Q 44SBS or Q20A or walk 8 blocks south on Main Street
LIRR Port Washington Branch to Main Street ( see above)
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
or Denise at 516-263-4818
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.