EIN 11-1635083

Queens Botanical Garden Society

IRS 501(c) type
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Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship. The organization is an educational, environmental, c...

Program areas at Queens Botanical Garden Society

Grounds care and security - responsible for the upkeep and security of this 39-acre public Garden and living museum, comprising 18 acres of formal gardens and 21 acres of arboretum. Maintains more than 20 ornamental and educational gardens including: an herb Garden, woodland Garden, rose Garden, wedding Garden, other perennial gardens and seasonal displays. Environmental strategies are in practice throughout the facility: water permeable pavers are in place throughout the Garden; bioswales absorb excess rain water, helping to ease the burden on nyc's sewer system; geothermal wells heat and cool the leed platinum certified visitor & administration building; native plantings, including the green roof, feed local fauna and migratory birds. Composting toilets and gray water system result in using 82% less water, photovoltaic panels harness the sun's energy just as plants do. All features mentioned support the Garden's commitment to sustainability.
Visitor services & public programs - promotes a positive visitor experience and welcomed nearly 140,000 visitors in fy20 despite a four-month closure ordered by the government to help control the covid-19 pandemic. Qbg served 164,546 people which includes 25,440 reached through our outreach efforts.) The visitor & administration building houses a variety of amenities including the gift shop, qbg gallery, facility rentals and qbg membership hospitality. Public programs staff coordinate nearly 50 public programs and events for visitors in a typical year; public programs highlight the changes in nature throughout the seasons, plant collections throughout the Garden, bees and honey, cultural significance of plants, visual arts, performing arts and green/sustainable living. Seasonal events, art exhibitions, and special cultural festivals are celebrations that promote community involvement and reflect the diversity of Queens and nyc. Throughout the year, visitor services provides meaningful volunteer experiences for hundreds of high school students and college interns; summer youth interns support the Garden with work in horticulture and administration.
Education - provides programs, workshops and special events that advance a dual mission of sustainability and cultural expression. In fy20 - a partial pandemic year - qbg educators worked with over 14,000 school children and 2,400 teachers through onsite environmental education workshops, tours and teacher training programs. Qbg also introduced virtual programs for the first time in fy20. Education programs focus on steam learning (science, technology, engineering, art, math) to teach urban children about plants, ecosystems, trees, and bees. Qbg is home to one of the largest composting education sites in the city, and focuses on outreach to various neighborhoods in Queens. Qbg also hosts several nature-based programs for early childhood through middle school-aged youth throughout the year, ranging from one-time classes to multi-week sessions during out-of-school times.

Form 990s for Queens Botanical Garden Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-25990View PDF
2019-062020-11-13990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
2017-062018-05-14990View PDF
2016-062017-07-28990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Queens Botanical Garden Society

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Newyork-Presbyterian Queens$40,000
 View purchase optionsGeneral$15,500
 View purchase optionsCommunity Outreach & Enrichment Programs$15,000
...and 9 more grants received

Financials for Queens Botanical Garden Society

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,353,247
Program services$824,017
Investment income and dividends$14,724
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,211
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$26,637
Miscellaneous revenues$264,041
Total revenues$5,483,877

Personnel at Queens Botanical Garden Society

Susan LacerteExecutive Director$161,295
Karen SimonsonDirector of Finance and Administration
Stephanie EhrlichDirector of Development$82,869
 View purchase optionsDirector of Education and Garden Operations , Assistant Director
 View purchase optionsBoard Chair$0
...and 10 more key personnel

Organizations like Queens Botanical Garden Society

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San Diego Botanic GardenEncinitas, CA$4,032,117
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Desert Botanical GardenPhoenix, AZ$16,135,863
Maymont FoundationRichmond, VA$4,033,928
Naples Botanical GardenNaples, FL$12,808,263
Descanso Gardens GuildLa Canada Flintridge, CA$9,463,936
Tucson Botanical GardensTucson, AZ$2,251,805
Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG)Boise, ID$1,554,023
Ruth Bancroft Gardens Founded by Ruth BancroftWalnut Creek, CA$1,561,783
Bartram's GardenPhiladelphia, PA$1,886,955
Houston Arboretum & Nature CenterHouston, TX$3,152,722
Norfolk Botanical GardenNorfolk, VA$8,006,251
Marin Art and Garden Center (MAGC)Ross, CA$1,744,148
Myriad Botanical GardensOklahoma City, OK$4,579,074
Coastal Maine Botanical GardensBoothbay, ME$12,315,092
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General information
43-50 Main St
Flushing, NY 11355
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Queens County, NY
Website URL
(718) 886-3800
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C41: Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, and Botanical Organizations
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status