Thursday, August 7

Portland Chinese Gardens

The official name of the garden is Lan Su Chinese Garden. Expert Chinese artisans built the garden using traditional materials and methods. Completed in 2000, the garden is considered the most authentic Suzhou-style garden outside China.Most of the buildings materials, including 500 tons of rocks, came from China.

Sixty-five artisans from Suzhou lived in Portland for 10 months while they assembled and completed the structures that were crafted in China. The garden features more than 300 plan species found in traditional Chinese gardens.

The name Lan Su Chinese Garden represents the relationship between Portland and its sister city Suzhou.Suzhou was China's most sophisticated metropolis from the 14th through the 19th centuries.

The garden is often rented out for Weddings. Capacity for weddings is 150 seated an 300 standing. There is also a traditional tea house in the garden and seats 50.During peak season the garden rental rate for a Saturday is $3000 for the garden, and $1000 for the Tea house.

For more information about the garden you can click here Portland Chinese Garden

View of the Hall of Brocade Clouds

Pretty pink waterlilies 

More buildings in the garden

Ornate windows without glass on the outer garden walls

A Scholar's Study

Rock Mountain & Waterfall

One of many unique pathways

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