Voelker Orth Museum
Today, the Voelker Orth property is distinguished by its
Victorian garden, which contains many of the most popular
plants and berry bushes of the late 19th century. These plants are
maintained the old fashioned way, with time-honored gardening
techniques, such as hand-pruning. The garden attracts migrating
birds — from the more common cardinals and blue jays to
hummingbirds. Monarch butterflies usually stop by for a visit in
Volker Orth hosts performances, art exhibitions, and workshops
throughout the year, Shakespeare in the Garden during the
summer, and Oktoberfest Flushing Style: Sauerkraut and Kimchi
in the fall.
Inside scoop: A bee colony on site helps to pollinate the
flowers and provides a small supply of honey for the museum’s
education and family programs and for sale in the fall.
Address: 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, and www.vomuseum.org.
Editor’s note: Flushing Town Hall is also a landmarked, historic
house, but it’s mentioned in the Flushing section.
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