Staten Island Botanical Garden

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914 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
(718) 273-8200
  • 4
    Bowling Green
  • N
    Whitehall Street – South Ferry

Staten Island Botanical Garden

Schedule:                   Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.

                                  Closed on Mondays

Admission:                 A ticket is required  

                                  Free admission with the New York Pass


It is a botanical garden that is part of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, is located on Staten Island, is a glass building, over 20 gardens that live there, stands the authentic Chinese garden of the Ming Dynasty, to reach the Secret Garden is passed a drawbridge across the moat, you have to go through a three-story castle and try not to get lost in the maze. The Rose Garden contains roses from all around the world. Among the different types of gardens you can find butterflies, herbs, sensory, French herbs, and greenhouse.

It has art galleries and art school, includes a museum of activities for children.

Our advice:

It’s an ideal place for a picnic on a nice sunny day, with comfortable shoes and camera take your time to relax, to get there take the train to South Ferry 1 4/5 to Bowling Green or R to Whitehall-place. Then take the ferry to Staten Island which is free. In Staten Island bus take the S40 bus to the door D along Richmond Terrace, you will be there in less than ten minutes, you can tell the driver to drop you off in Snug Harbor.