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Staten Island

New York Chinese Scholar's Garden

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very nice

We nipped in here for a $5 entrance fee. It is very pretty and we took some lovely photos. Not sure... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2019
Atherstone, United Kingdom
via mobile
Peaceful and tranquil.

Looking to do something in Staten other than hop onto the next ferry back to the city I looked this... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2019
Adam R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden is truly unique attraction that adds new dimension to our understanding of life in ancient China and serves as the perfect setting for a host of multi-cultural events. It features magnificent rockery that...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

We nipped in here for a $5 entrance fee. It is very pretty and we took some lovely photos. Not sure if the history and only a quick wander around but thought it was nice.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KatyandPeter
Reviewed June 29, 2019

If you have seen other people's reviews you maybe fooled, it could be well worth 5 stars decades ago, not now, what I have seen today was a disgrace, paints peeling off the wall, roof tiles in need of work, pond water was dark green,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019

Looking to do something in Staten other than hop onto the next ferry back to the city I looked this place up and I was glad that I did. The garden is so tranquil and pretty. Good use is made of the space so you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Adam R
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Spring in the Chinese garden was glorious. The cherry blossom and magnolia trees were stunning. Loved looking for all the angles and windows and the little bridge was delightful. So calm and peaceful.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank A5550FKheleng
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Part of the Snug Harbor restoration. Especially beautiful and worth seeing in the Spring. Easy on the wallet to enjoy. No admission charge..

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank newyawktalk
Reviewed January 29, 2019

A unique place to visit. When you step into the NY Chinese. Scholars Garden, it feels like you're in another country. The flowers and trees change with the seasons. There are great opportunities to photograph

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susanphotog
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We first came here because the NJ Chapter of ASMP was having a photo shoot at this wonderful garden - the Chinese Pavilion is beautiful and well kept and there are live fish swimming in the pond as well as the beautiful cherry blossom trees

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I can't tell if it's an authentic Chinese Scholar Garden, since I've never seen a real Chinese Garden. Still, it's very beautiful and relaxing. Definitely worth the trip.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Eugene S
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is another of Staten Island's gems. We were there this past spring for a fundraiser and enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DianeMSS1
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The Chinese Scholar's Garden on Staten Island is a hidden gem that provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lance H
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no clue but if you go to their site IM SURE it explains all
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$5 Adults $4 Seniors (65 and over) $4 Students Free Children 12 and under Free Members Free Active Military (Blue Star Program)
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Wha is the fee