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Chinese Scholar's Garden

Staten Island Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg P, Staten Island, NY 07095
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Type: Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Piscataway, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's as if you not only stepped back in time, but did so in China. The plants, flowers, flowing waters, and ancient architecture here are wonderful. We were here twice. The first time was a few years back, but without a guide. This time we were with a tour group and had a Snug Harbor guide to explain the history... More

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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Surprisingly peaceful area in the midst of chaos. You have to feel it to believe it. Simple and effective design

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Manhattan, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

it was a very nice visit .. advice everyone to go there >>> It was sunny day, awesome visit, good for family visit with kids to have fun and enjoy the weather

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

You can feel the love behind the hands that built this garden and the structures around it. Authentic China the way it used to be... without the smog.

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Staten Island, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

When one steps into this lovely little spot, you feel as if you have been transported across the globe, away from Staten Island, to a quiet and wonderful place to relax and reflect!

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speliotisvideo, videographer at Chinese Scholar's Garden, responded to this review

Ever since we produced a video of the Chinese Scholars' Garden for Beautiful Living 2020 It's been a pleasure to know so many people share the same sentiment… "Of being transported to a land and a time far away" The Chinese Scholars' Garden is a true Treasure and thank you to all of the people and craftspeople who brought this... More

New York, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It makes a trip to the beautiful botanic garden even more enjoyable. It really is lovely - with great photo opportunities.

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Staten Island, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This authentic Chinese scholar's garden is the real thing. Workers, experts and materials from China were brought in years ago to build this garden, which features Chinese rooms, courtyards and pools. It's a great place to stop touring for a few minutes and just sit and meditate on your surroundings. Beautiful!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Its not too hard to find and its a very peaceful and pretty place. I'm surprised not a lot of people know about this place. We were there for over an hour and nobody else ever joined us, and the guy that sold us the tickets was very friendly and told us quite a bit about the place. Thank you!

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I went to the original one in Suzhou, China that this one is based on a couple of years ago and I recognized many of the details. It is much like a smaller version of the original garden. While I liked the one in Montreal, this one is more authentic. There is a lovely Bamboo path, great structures, pathways and... More

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speliotisvideo, Filmmaker / documentarian at Chinese Scholar's Garden, responded to this review

Glad you shared a similar sentiment for this place. The Chinese Scholar's Garden. It's truly inspirational place to be. all the best Steven speliotis.com More

Lincoln City, Oregon
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117 reviews 117 reviews
41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We have visited other Chinese gardens. This one is not as well supported as others probably because of its "hidden gem" status. However it probably has better "energy" and tranquility. I felt very welcome. Worth the extra effort to get here and were rewarded with a gorgeous weather.

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speliotisvideo, filmmaker documentarian at Chinese Scholar's Garden, responded to this review

Glad you shared a similar sentiment for this place. The Chinese Scholar's Garden. It's truly inspirational place to be. all the best Steven speliotis.com More

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