April 1-October 31: Tue-Sun, 8am-6pm; Mon, closed; November 1-March 31: Tue-Sun, 8am-4:30pm; Mon, closed
7 at Flushing-Main St.
April 1-October 31: $4, Adults; $3, seniors; $2, students with ID and children over 3 years of age; November 1-March 31: Free
The Queens Botanical Garden was built as part of the Gardens on Parade exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair—the same event at which RCA introduced television to the world—but for years this wilting relic suggested that the parade had long since moved on. Interest rejuvenated in 2004 when the in-house architectural team received the first Green Design Award for its new visitor/administration building and landscapes which promised to introduce "innovative storm water management, energy conservation, and environmental stewardship." The Bee Garden is such a thriving habitat that you won't want to get within 15 yards of it.
Call or visit the website for information about tours and classroom workshops.