A year-round wonder, the Lan Su Chinese Garden is an authentic Ming Dynasty style garden, built by Suzhou artisans, that takes up an entire block of the city’s historic Chinatown district. Since the garden’s opening in 2000, its covered walkways, bridges, open colonnades, pavilions and richly planted landscape framing the man-made Zither Lake have created an urban oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony. It’s an inspiring, serene setting for meditation, quiet thought and tea served at The Tao of Tea in the Tower of Cosmic Reflections, as well as public tours of the grounds led by expert horticulturalists.
Though the grounds provide a peaceful escape, periodic events give the garden a festive atmosphere. Over a span of two weeks each winter, Lan Su’s Chinese New Year Celebration packs the calendar full of festivities that explore the culture and history of the Eastern holiday. Beginning on the final day of the last month of the Chinese calendar (typically late January or early February), the festivities include paper lantern viewings, calligraphy demonstrations and lion dance performances.
During the month of November, Lan Su Chinese Garden will be packed with more than 750 potted chrysanthemums artistically displayed throughout the garden. More than 75 different chrysanthemum varieties will unfurl in all colors, shapes and sizes including: spiders, quills, spoons, regular incurves, irregular incurves, reflexes, semi-doubles, anemones, brush, thistle, exotics and more. Take in…
Inspired by incredible Chrysanthemum displays found in gardens in China, Lan Su Chinese Garden presents the biggest and most impressive ‘Mumvember’ display ever held in garden. During the month of November, Lan Su will be packed with hundreds of potted chrysanthemums artistically displayed throughout the garden. In partnership with Ben Auth of Spark Floral &…
In honor of #GivingTuesday and as a thank you to its supporters, admission to Lan Su Chinese Garden on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 is being waived with the donation of a nonperishable food item to support the Oregon Food Bank.
In honor of #GivingTuesday and as a thank you to our supporters, admission to Lan Su Chinese Garden on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 is being waived with the donation of a nonperishable food item to support the Oregon Food Bank.
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