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Address: Staten Island Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg P, Staten Island, NY 07095
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A replica of a typical scholar's garden from the Ming Dynasty, this is one...
A replica of a typical scholar's garden from the Ming Dynasty, this is one of the newest additions to the Staten Island Botanical Garden.
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We recently visited the Chinese Scholars Garden at Snug Harbor Staten Island. What a pleasant surprise. The grounds surrounding the garden were just beautiful and peaceful. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We recently visited the Chinese Scholars Garden at Snug Harbor Staten Island. What a pleasant surprise. The grounds surrounding the garden were just beautiful and peaceful. This reproduction also included several coy ponds abound with fish, turtles and fauna. I would recommend this site to all tourists looking for a great nature diversion from the hectic NYC scene. Just take... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

So close to the Ferry and City, the Botanical Garden is reinventing this long standing garden into a variety of "Foreign" Gardens letting you take a trip abroad and gaining insight to the culture of the country who's garden you visit. The Scholar's garden is charming and children and adults enjoy it and have a wonderful time examining its treasures... More 

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a cool surprise, to find this place! Loved the Chinese Scholar's Garden located at Snug Harbor on Staten Island. There is a admission price but totally worth it. The gardens and architecture are beautiful and feel very authenic. Even though we weren't the only people there, it felt very private and peaceful. If you are into photography, it's a... More 

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Staten Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

being a native staten islander who always pined to visit China, this site immediately appealed to me . You will not be disappointed . Visit and imbibe the experience. Finally got to china three years ago , and it was certainly representative of what I saw throughout China.

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I had visited twice and it was quiet with not many visitors. But place is small but authentic Chinese architect Dislikes-no furnitures / in room decoration. limited hours

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you walk along the paths of Snug Harbor that take you back to where the scholars garden is you will find yourself in another world. This garden is absolutely gorgeous. Along the paths are the most beautiful flowera and plants. I could sit here for hours absorbing the calm serene feeling that comes from this garden

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

the city of New York put a lot of money into this place and it shows. its a wonderful escape from the city noise and very tranquil and informative. Highly recommend.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Beautiful and peaceful. A must visit if you come to Staten Island. If you live here go with a special friend--or by yourself. It is a very nice way to spend an afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A beautiful serene place, although it does need some sprucing up, as everything funding is limited . I have visited many times and I recommend spring and summer months.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We came with friends and were surprised not many other visitors were here. It's a serene and peaceful spot but could be much more,like many sights on the island it just seems half done. The koi pond was nice and statuary from China. If you would like to stroll leisurely in a garden and chill for an hour come here.

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Address: Staten Island Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg P, Staten Island, NY 07095
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Staten Island

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