Without plants, there would be no oxygen and nothing to prevent bunny rabbits from discovering that humans taste delicious. Show your appreciation for the flowers of both the earth and the human mind with today's Groupon, which snags you a membership to Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Staten Island. Choose one of the following Groupons:
- For $30, you get a family membership (a $60 value).
- For $20, you get an individual membership (a $45 value).
Check the sidebar for membership benefits.
Snug Harbor packs its 83-acre park with Smithsonian-affiliated museums, arts centers, and several world-class gardens. The cultural center currently boasts several genre-defying exhibitions from the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, including Don Porcella's exploration of cave-dweller art, early inhabitants of Staten Island, and extraterrestrial life. The Main Hall, meanwhile, showcases lighting pieces from the Renaissance to the Victorian era. Several gorgeous gardens dot the Snug Harbor campus, such as the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden—a painterly panorama of tranquil ponds, covered walkways, and freshly planted Chinese scholars—or the Tuscan Garden, which is modeled after a Florence villa, complete with impeccably trimmed topiary, a one-acre vineyard, and olive and lemon trees.
With an active lineup of special events and seasonal festivals, you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore Snug Harbor's expansive complex. Expand your cultural horizons beyond the tired twists and turns of Turkmenistani soap operas with today's Groupon to Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.
- The one-acre New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden — a replica of a 15th-century Ming Dynasty walled garden with roses, banana plants, chrysanthemums and magnolias, open-air courtyards between pavilions and ponds with lotus, water lilies and swimming carp — was constructed by master craftsmen in Suzhou, China, then shipped here in 56 containers, where it was reassembled by 40 Chinese artists and artisans over a period of six months. – Staten Island Advance
- The centerpiece of Snug Harbor is the site's beautiful 19th Century architecture. – Jeremy Kressmann, Gadling