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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 10301

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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a must visit site

this is a wonderful experience. so well done, beautiful & different from any other gardens I have ever seen. this should not be missed. If possible obtain a docent for a tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is seriously unkept. Plants are overgrown. Pots are knocked over. Doors were locked to buildings. I can't believe this place was rated as the 6th highest place to visit in Staten Island.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful setting and interesting little nooks for quiet reflection. The place is pretty, especially at dusk, but in need of repair.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a wonderful experience. so well done, beautiful & different from any other gardens I have ever seen. this should not be missed. If possible obtain a docent for a tour.

Thank jbfrn1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of Usa's two authentic Chinese gardens. It is located in Snug Harbour, Staten island. This was once a sailor's retirement village.

Thank shri5
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with my 20 year old daughter. This place has great architecture and was a great place to take photos.

Thank Melody d
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I'd like to echo the review that is a bit below mine: "Small but lovely". Everything that reviewer states I agree with. I'd like emphasize that the koi fish are beautiful. They are seemingly used to being fed by people and some of them will swim right up to you and open their mouth really wide....begging for food. If you... More 

Thank SteveSBrickUSA
Hazlet, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I have visited the Chinese Scholar's Garden at the Staten Island Botanical Garden a few times, and would definitely recommend it for anyone who enjoys nature. The garden is very beautifully curated, with beautiful Chinese architecture, koi ponds, waterfalls, and flowers. It's a very peaceful place, which you can experience more if you go on off-peak times. They allow people... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is a very pretty part of the Snug Harbor Botanical Garden. There is a lovely path lined with bamboo you can walk through, a small koi pond, and a building in the traditional Chinese style of architecture. It a pretty small part of the botanical garden but it is very lovely and peaceful.

Thank Jvalliant
Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Hadn't been here in many years since a catered event, which was wonderful. The place could definitely use some repairs, however, it doesn't stop you from enjoying a leisurely stroll through the garden even with no sunshine. We were fortunate enough to attend during an free event at Snug Harbor. This is just one of many things you should see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Peace, tranquility, soothing water feature, gardens, courtyard, just a beautiful place to be a nice, warm, sunny day. And this place is so beautiful, even a rainy day would bring tears to your eyes. Awesome! This is THE garden to visit. Extra admission , possibly ten dollars but if you plan to spend a few hours there, looking and taking... More 

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