3. Queens Botanical Garden


The Queens Botanical Garden is a haven for locals. Its impressive eco-community has a compost garden, a cleansing biotope, a roof garden, and even a parking garden as part of their Sustainable Landscapes and Buildings Project. Also part of this project is a fountain that reuses rainwater… and looks really cool. We loved the bee houses and the herb garden–a great way to spend one last afternoon of free-time before the chill sets in.