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    What you'll do

    Discover Snug Harbor’s beautiful botanical gardens on Staten Island, including America’s first Ming Dynasty-style outdoor garden, and a secret garden accessed via a castle drawbridge.

    Visit Snug Harbor Botanical Garden with Go City®

    • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
    • Your pass includes free entry to the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden (usually $5).
    • Explore a secret garden, a rose garden and extensive wetlands.

    There are gardens galore to explore at Snug Harbor. The only problem is knowing where to start!

    Pass beneath the white trellis that marks the entrance to The Rose Garden, where you’ll find over 100 different species in an explosion of vibrant colors and delicate fragrances. Pause for reflection at the tranquil pool in the center of the garden, which features a bronze sculpture of a heron drying its wings. 

    All gray-green foliage and snow-white blooms, The White Garden is inspired by Sissinghurst, the classic English flower garden owned by Virginia Woolf’s best friend Vita Sackville-West.

    Access to the walled Connie Gretz Secret Garden is across a drawbridge and through a castle turret. It’s a wonderland for kids and adults alike, with access to the towers and a fun shrubbery maze that leads to another, smaller secret enclosure.

    Entrance to the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden (usually $5) is included with your pass. Inside, you’ll find eight elegant pavilions, a Koi-filled pond, a bamboo forest path and massive rocks to symbolize the mountains that so inspired the Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist monks. A 15-foot rock formation forms the centerpiece of the pretty courtyard.

    Wander the gardens at your leisure, pausing to rest on the many benches, visiting the sensory areas, spotting butterflies and bees and – if you’re lucky – maybe even a common nighthawk scouring the Wetlands for dinner at sunset.

    Snug Harbor highlights

    Wetlands - once blighted by an industrial power plant, hospital and other buildings, the Wetlands have returned to nature and this beautiful landscape is now home to hundreds of species of birds

    New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden - America’s first-ever Ming-style outdoor garden is a tranquil space where every architectural component – from roof and floor tiles to beams and bridges – was made in Suzhou, China

    The White Garden - inspired by Vita Sackville-West’s Sissinghurt, this garden is filled with glorious white blooms, including roses, hellebores, irises and lilies

    The Rose Garden - a feast for the senses, this garden boasts over 100 species of rose in a riot of colors and scents

    Experience Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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    Know before you go

    Getting in: please show your pass when you arrive to get into the ticketed parts of the site. 

    Snug Harbor tickets help
    Ask our help team if you have any questions.

    For more information, visit the Snug Harbor website.

    Where you'll be

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    1000 Richmond Terrace, Building H, Staten Island, New York, US

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    Operating hours

    Different parts of the site have different opening times so please check the Snug Harbour website for the most accurate hours of operation. 

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    Free cancellation

    Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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