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Chinese Scholar's Garden

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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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tranquil & authentic

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Disappointingly poor maintenance makes this a depressing place to visit. And none of the buildings are open on Mondays.

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Monroe, NJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First of all the Gardens are difficult to find. The Museum needs to work on better signage throughout their grounds. If you are looking for restrooms you can find them in the Children's Museum on the same property. When we first saw the Chinese structure and grounds we thought they were built 50 or more years ago, but later found... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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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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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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Address: 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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