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New York Chinese Scholar's Garden

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Foray into a Different Time

It isn't a big garden but it is relaxing. It shows the simple and beautiful design. Less is... read more

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Harriet M
Rockland County,NY
Peaceful beautiful Chinese garden away from the city

It is a beautiful peaceful small garden which is part of the Snug Harbor Botanical Garden in Staten... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
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Reviewed today

It isn't a big garden but it is relaxing. It shows the simple and beautiful design. Less is definitely more in these rooms and the doors have gorgeous woodwork.

Thank Harriet M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful peaceful small garden which is part of the Snug Harbor Botanical Garden in Staten Island, NY. It is definitely worth the visit. If you are a student, make sure to bring your student ID for a $2 discount. After visiting the...More

Thank CaribeTraveler45
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Unique, beautiful, tranquil spot amid the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Well worth the short trip on the Staten Island Ferry and a quick bus connection far less than an hour from Manhattan. Stay a while and take in the many other gardens and features of...More

1  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Chinese Garden is beautiful and peaceful. It is a separate part of the Gardens with different times. There is a 9/11 memorial museum on the site as well. Across the street is a fabulous restaurant as well Blue. A really nice, fall, spring or...More

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 20 December 2017

The Chinese Scholar Garden was built by native craftsmen who came to Snug Harbor a few years back to build this authentic garden. It is a tranquil spot in Snug Harbor that is in perfect harmony with Nature.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Part of Snug Harbor Cultural center, this unique garden experience is perfect for lovers of all things Asian, horticultural or serene. the gardens are manicured in tune with Chinese tradition and built by actual Chinese tradesmen. So much detail. definitely worth a visit.

Thank jennifer821
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Nice but difficult to walk because of broken walkways .There was nobody around to answer questions or offer suggestions.

Thank len16107
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Chinese Scholar's garden was build by--Chinese craftsmen! It is the real deal and is a place of quiet serenity in this bustling city. Although it is a little worn now, the water/flower gardens are lovely. Your blood pressure eases just by walking through this...More

Thank Noel F
speliotisvideo, Owner at New York Chinese Scholar's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

So true, Such a beautiful place to find… a hidden treasure of peace & serenity as it was meant to be.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a beautiful quiet place, designed by highly skilled Chinese Artisan. I think of it as a meditative place, which it can be if it is not crowded.

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Located inside Snug Harbor, this beautiful Chinese garden can be seen for a fee. It was late in the afternoon so it was free for us. Everything was quiet and harmonious. Fishes were swimming in the pond. Sunshines were revealing the beauty of the place....More

1  Thank Nathalie P
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