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Lan Su Chinese Garden in Winter

February 28th, 2013 | Posted in Architecture, Artists Gardens, Garden Plans | 0 Comments |

Vantage Points in the Garden

Photographs taken on a recent winter visit to the beautifully detailed Lan Su Chinese Garden, formerly the Portland Classical Chinese Garden.

More than 400 species of trees, orchids, water plants, perennials, bamboos, and unusual shrubs. The dominant feature is the artificial Lake Zither at the center of the garden. This garden contains all the elements of the classical Chinese garden enclosed by walls with a pond, rock garden, trees and flowers, and an assortment of halls and pavilions within the garden, connected by winding paths and zig-zag galleries. By moving from structure to structure, visitors can view a series of carefully composed scenes, unrolling like a scroll of landscape paintings.