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Chinese Garden Elements

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Shan Shui, which literally means “Mountain and Water.”
  • The major natural components in the private Chinese garden include: the rock – the “skeleton” of the universe, the water – the “blood” of the universe, and the plant – the “hair” of the universe.

Although dominated heavily with architectural structure, the private Chinese garden still prevails as a naturalistic landscape. The Chinese word for the landscape is Shan Shui, which literally means “Mountain and Water.” This origin clearly indicates that mountain and water have always been considered as favorite subjects of the Chinese landscape artists: the painters, the poets, and the Chinese garden makers. The major natural components in the private Chinese garden include: the rock – the “skeleton” of the universe, the water – the “blood” of the universe, and the plant – the “hair” of the universe. The natural Elements of Chinese Garden include Rock, Water, and Plant.

Chinese Garden Element, Rock, Water, Plant

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