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Snug Harbor

New York, New York, United States

Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace
New York, New York, United States
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Overall Experience: 4 / 10
Date Visited: Sunday, July 5, 2009

Snug Harbor (the Staten Island Botanical Gardens) is a small park on the north side of Staten Island, NY. It describes itself as an "unexpected and extraordinary cultural destination". In reality, it is just a park that hosts the occasional event. It probably isn't worth making the trip to Staten Island to see the gardens at Snug Harbor unless you're really interested in gardens, or if you have some burning desire to see the Chinese Scholar's Garden.

Getting There

Take the Staten Island Ferry, and then the S44 bus. It's about a 7-8 minute bus ride to Snug Harbor. You can ask the driver to announce the stop, although if you're looking out the left-hand side of the bus, it's pretty easy to see when you've arrived (there's a big park and a sign).

Chinese Scholar's Garden

Entrance to the Chinese Scholar's Garden has an admission charge. Entrance is through the gift shop. The cost is $5 for adults, or $4 for students/seniors. It is a small area of the park that is fenced off and developed as a Chinese garden.

It was neat to walk around the garden and through the building, but there really isn't all that much to see. It was, however, one of the nicer landscaped areas of Snug Harbor.

There are a couple of signs at the entrance to the garden that talk about some of the plants. You can remove these signs and carry then with you if you want a self guided tour, but the signs aren't really that interesting.

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Chinese Scholar's Garden

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