Land Grab at Queens Bot. Gardens

March 24, 2008 at 6:50 pm 2 comments


More on Spring flowers…

In a rare instance of land literally being given away in New York, the Queens Botanical Gardens has set aside four 15-x-15′ plots of land for gardeners age 55 or older as part of their Senior Garden. If anyone is interested, call soon because the spaces within the plots fill up fast and are all taken by end summer.

This sounds like a great thing to do, if you’ve got the time and flexibility. I’m not wild about a designated “Senior Garden,” which reeks of well-meaning segregation for older people (this was in the Queens Gazette print edition, so I can’t link you to the unbelievably patronizing article I found on it), but land is land, gardening is gardening, and the QBG is a lovely place to spend time when the weather is more friendly.

The Giveaway Garden (there, I renamed it) is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, and is located in the southwest quadrant of the QBG near the College Point Boulevard gate, a several-minute walk from the main gate on Main Street.

More information: 718-886-3800, x525


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kelly  |  March 24, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Related to gardening in a very roundabout way, the Forest Hills Community Supported Agriculture group has opened its sign up for the 2008 season: The veggies and fruit are spectacular and it’s a great way to meet nice folks and support local agriculture.

  • 2. karbeth  |  March 24, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Thank you for the great reminder!


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