The Staten Island Botanical Gardens is a real treat for nature lovers. A short ferry ride away from Manhattan, the lush gardens display a splendid variety of flora and fauna. It has numerous gardens which are a mix of Victorian as well as contemporary styles. The Botanical Gardens include the scenic and imposing Chinese Scholars garden, Connie Gretz's Secret Garden, Pond Garden, Butterfly Garden and many more. Educational and guided tours are encouraged. The garden plays host for weddings and parties as well. There is a cute gift shop located in here. The gardens are open from dawn to dusk daily; please visit the website for specific timings for various gardens.
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