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Queens Botanical Garden launches series of fall workshops

Nov. 14, 2023 By Rachel Butler

Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing has launched a series of fall workshops with engaging activities for children and adults alike throughout the month of November.

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is inviting people to come and explore the garden and participate in several events, ranging from watercolor workshops with autumn leaves, floral design workshops and of, course, the popular Winter Wonderland, which is returning in December.

The watercolor workshop series will involve using a different space of the garden in each session and being inspired by the color of the autumn leaves. It is recommended for adults as well as children over the age of 10. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

Guests can participate in QBG’s Floral Design Workshop. Photo courtesy of QBG

The Floral Design Workshop is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in trying their hand at making a festive wreath. All materials are included and tickets are $55 for members and $65 for non-members.

Manika Tolentino, the marketing manager at QBG, is encouraging as many people as possible to get their hands on tickets before they sell out. 

It’s a very popular workshop, especially for the upcoming holidays and you get to bring home a beautiful centerpiece,” Tolentino said.

There is also a Fall Buds Program currently taking place at the QBG, which includes sessions for children and parents, during which they can learn about growing vegetables, gardening and creating botanical crafts. Day passes are currently still available for the program.

Tolentino explained that now is a great time to purchase a QBG membership for people, as the garden is a beautiful place this time of year. She highlighted the upcoming Astra Lumina event, a one-mile walk through the garden that guides visitors on a journey of the stars above.

In regards to membership, this year Astra Lumina opens on Nov. 24 at Queens Botanical Garden and members receive 15% off tickets,” Tolentino said.

More info on Astra Lumina can be found on the QBG website.

Queens Botanical Garden is located on Main Street in Flushing, after originally being founded on the northeast corner of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and being showcased at the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair.

For more information on the Queens Botanical Gardens and their fall activities you can visit their website here.

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