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“A bit small!”

Queens Botanical Garden
Ranked #7 of 33 things to do in Flushing
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Owner description: Queens Botanical Garden evolved from the 5-acre “Gardens on Parade” exhibit showcased at the 1939–1940 World’s Fair. Officially opening as “The Queens Botanical Garden Society” in 1946 after local residents saved and expanded the original exhibit, the Garden remained at the original World’s Fair site until 1961, when it was moved to its current location on Main Street in Flushing. Among the original plantings taken from the 1939 site are two blue atlas cedars that frame the iconic tree gate sculpture at the Garden’s Main Street entrance today. QBG has become a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods and is unlike any other botanical garden in the world.
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

It's just like any other botanical garden but a smaller. If you like visiting botanical gardens, it's a nice place but, I wouldn't travel far to go. I live not too far away. For me it was refreshing.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Has been renovated a lot recently . I havent been there for a year or so , but it is a beautifully maintained garden with many special collections of plants ,rose gardens etc . Worth spending some time to relax .

Thank indore
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

The Queens Botanical Gardens was revamped several years ago and it now looks more beautiful than ever before. It still remains somewhat small when compared to the botanical gardens in the Bronx and Brooklyn, but if you live nearby, you must visit this place at least once a year. Don't miss the lovely fountain and pool close to the front. The garden is free on Sundays between 4 and 6pm and Wednesdays between 3 and 6pm. Street parking is usually quite easy to find nearby.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

A must for the traveler, if you go here you will find the biggest chinese- corean community in New York City. and the best kept secret garden in the city. Every morning (8-10) taichi qigong sessions open to the public. With 4 dollars regular entrance or 2 dolars seniors/students you will have a different and interesting experience.

Thank MCarriedo
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

I'd read in the AIA Guide that the Queens Botantical Gardens are "just as magical" as those in the Brooklyn and the Bronx. They're not. Instead, they are much smaller, more crowded, and not as well maintained. The main building has a very limited gift shop with some run-of-the-mill seeds, as well as honey, books, and other small items. No café, though there are lots of restaurants just outside the gates of the gardens. I was there with a friend and we wandered into the "wedding garden" with about three dozen other visitors to the gardens. It's the best maintained part of the gardens, but before long a groundskeeper was shouting at all of us to "get out, get out, people pay to be in here!" Clearly there is some additional charge beyond the $3 to use the gardens. All that said, the price is right--just $3 for some nice-enough gardens.

Thank JohninBrooklyn
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