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New York Chinese Scholar's Garden

1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
+1 718-425-3504
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Well worth a trip on the Staten Island Ferry

Unique, beautiful, tranquil spot amid the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Well worth the short trip on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrea B
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New York City, New York
Staten Island Garden

The Chinese Garden is beautiful and peaceful. It is a separate part of the Gardens with different... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia P
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Staten Island New York
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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 resemble mountains that inspired the poetry and paintings of Confucian, Buddhist and Taoist monks and other scholars. Visitors can explore eight pavilions, a bamboo forest path, waterfalls, a Koi-filled pond, Chinese calligraphy, and a variety of Ghongshi scholar's rocks including a 15-foot formation that towers over the central courtyard. The Garden is a compilation of different gardens in China. It is based on Ming Dynasty Gardens (1368-1644). The New York Scholar's garden is the one of two authentic scholar's gardens in the United States. A team of 40 Chinese artists and craftsmen spent a year in China creating the Garden's components and another six months in Staten Island as craftsmen-in-residence at Snug Harbor to complete the construction. The Chinese Scholar's Garden at Snug Harbor is one of only two authentic scholar's gardens in the United States.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
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1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The Chinese Scholars Garden is the perfect place to take in some culture and to relax. Set in the grounds of Snug Harbor, the garden is a beautiful setting. Where you come to learn about Chinese culture or just to zen out. The tranquil surroundings...More

1  Thank steven t
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Not really, but definirly was on my mind ever since my first visit. It's not very large but definirly has it's charm. Recommend taking advantage of the local guide.

Thank angry b
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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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