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Queens Botanical Garden

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Visitor and Administration Building, photo by Jeff Goldberg/ ESTO
Visitor and Administration Building, photo by Jeff Goldberg/ ESTO
Visitor and Administration Building, photo by Jeff Goldberg/ESTO
Queens Botanical Garden greenhouse, 2013
Entrance to the Queens Botanical Garden, photo by Jeff Goldberg/ESTO
Rose garden, photo by H. David Stein
Cherry Circle, photo by Shari Romar
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With its origins in the five-acre “Gardens on Parade” exhibit in Flushing Meadow Park at the 1939 World’s Fair, Queens Botanical Garden has served generations of New Yorkers seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of the urban landscape. Now in its forty-ninth year at Kissena Corridor Park, the Garden encompasses an impressive thirty-nine acres, and while it still provides relief from the hustle, the property is perhaps more bustling than ever.