Snug Harbor Garden Tours: Four Elements of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden

September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Experience Snug Harbor’s gardens in a whole new way this summer!  Choose your own adventure: a tour, a workshop, or a tour + workshop combo.

On the Four Elements of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden Tour, learn all about Snug Harbor’s New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, the first authentic scholar’s garden built in the United States.  Based on the classical Ming Dynasty period, our Garden presents the four essential elements of the traditional garden:  rocks, water, plants, and architecture. Explore how each element demonstrates the opposing principals of yin and yang and reveals the philosophical traditions of thousands of years.

Excited to learn more?  Stick around for the Growing Lotus Flowers Workshop from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM!

Come back each month for a different garden experience: 
White Garden and Herb Garden Tour: June 8, 22
Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House Tour: July 6, 20
Tropical Border Tour: August 3, 17, 31
Four Elements of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden Tour: September 14, 28

Tours begin at 2:00 PM
Meet at  Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9

Snug Harbor Members receive a 10% discount on individual tour and workshops tickets. To purchase your tickets at the discounted rate, log in to your Member Portal:

BONUS: Take a Snug Harbor Garden Tour or Heritage Farm Tour, and get a coupon good for $2 off general admission to the Staten Island Museum through Sept 29, 2019 (special events excluded).