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Chinese Gardens

CHINESE GARDEN HIGHLIGHTS:
  • A Chinese garden is divided into different scenic sections but the garden as whole must be unified under a central theme.
  • Rich Literatural and poetic content.
  • Imperial Style and Scholarly Style.
  • Elements: Rock, Water, Plant and Building.

The Elements of Classical Chinese Garden

Chinese Garden, Rock Rock - In Chinese gardens, a stone was valued for its bumps, furrows and hollows, and for the color and texture of its surface. The rock was much more appreciated for its grotesque shape than for its resemblance to a particular mountain.
Chinese Garden, Water Water - Water is used in the Chinese private garden, not only because of its physical beauty but also for its important symbols. Water is one of Taoist’s favorite symbols. Lao Tzi had decreed that “the highest virtue is like water,” which may yields, but can course over any obstacles.
Chinese Garden, Plant Plants - The willow represents grace, for its tender and slender branches. It is usually planted lakeside to “dance” rhythmically as the young girls along the wind from the surface of the lake. The bamboo tree, with its tall and slender stalks and its long and narrow leaves, symbolizes fidelity, humility, wisdom, and gentleness
Chinese Garden, architecture Builing Elements - The building elements, such as, moon gates, window, passways are essential parts of Chinese Gardens. The entire private Chinese garden was usually divided into several scenic sections using the building elements. Chinese garden scenes were concealed inside these different scenic sections and could only be disclosed not at one glance but gradually in sequences. Chinese Garden every scenic section should have its own landscape character, but the garden as whole must be unified under a central theme.

The Famous Classical Chinese Gardens

Chinese Garden, Summer Palace The Summer Palace - It is also called Garden of Harmonious Nature in China. It is one of the World's cultural heritage site and one of China 's AAAA first-class scenic spots. Located about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) to the northwest of downtown Beijing , the Summer Palace is China 's largest Royal garden existed.


Location: Beijing

Chinese Garden The Humble Administrator's Garden - The Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest private garden in the city. It was constructed in the 1500s in the Ming Dynasty by Wang Xianchen, an imperial censor. Wangxianchen gave his garden this name, meaning humble Administrator's Garden, because it was built after he was dismissed from the imperial court.


Located: Suzhou.

Scholer Gardens: The Master-Of-Nets Garden

Chinese Garden The Master-Of-Nets Garden - The Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest private garden in the city. It was constructed in the 1500s in the Ming Dynasty by Wang Xianchen, an imperial censor. Wangxianchen gave his garden this name, meaning humble Administrator's Garden, because it was built after he was dismissed from the imperial court.


Located: Suzhou.

Scholer Gardens: The Lingering Garden

Chinese Garden The Lingering Garden - The Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest private garden in the city. It was constructed in the 1500s in the Ming Dynasty by Wang Xianchen, an imperial censor. Wangxianchen gave his garden this name, meaning humble Administrator's Garden, because it was built after he was dismissed from the imperial court.


Located: Suzhou.

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