Horticulture has been an integral part of Snug Harbor's history. Since it was founded in 1977, the Botanical Garden has been constantly evolving. From its initial English Perennial border planting to the addition of the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden in 1999 and the Richmond County Savings Foundation Tuscan Garden completed in 2011, this assimilation of gardens is a must see for all visitors.
Nestled within the grounds of Snug Harbor are several beautiful gardens all serving different purposes for the community. The Botanical Garden consists of displays that represent the variety of flora that can be manipulated to conform to what is desired, whether it be aesthetic or functional. Throughout history, gardens have reflected landscape styles of various periods and the ways in which people view their relationship to nature. Remaining true to this purpose, the Botanical Garden includes a number of gardens which include representations from specific periods and places that coexist alongside more contemporary interpretations. The gardens are enjoyed for their individual qualities, used as educational tools, for recreational activities such as walking, jogging or picnics and as backdrops for public programs.
SNUG HARBOR GROUNDS & PARK
Open from dawn to dusk
Admission to the Park is Free
Admission is Free except for the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden
Admission $5 Adults, $4 Seniors & Students and Free for kids 12 and under
Hours: Tuesday- Sunday, 10am- 5pm. Closed Mondays
Telephone: (718) 425-3504
To Book a Tour: (718) 425-3511
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Harbor in Bloom
May 4, 5 and 6, 2012
Isobel Crowley Library
Featuring more than 800 books on horticulture, the Library is available for research by appointment.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 448-2500.
Beginning May 23, 2011, smoking will be prohibited at all New York City parks. Visit the Smoke-Free Parks page to find out more about this new legislation.
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