To see signs of spring, we arrived in Lan Su Chinese Garden

To see signs of spring, we arrived in Lan Su Chinese Garden ...

The walls of the, which covers one town block of downtown Portland, are booming.

In 2021, we met with Venus Sun, the director of communications and education, and Justin Blackwell, the curator of horticulture, to learn more about the plants, flowers, and architectural details that make this peaceful oasis.

During the Ming Dynasty, a wealthy Chinese scholar's private courtyard was built in 2000. These individuals were considered as elite and well-rounded individuals who thrived on literature, art, and nature. These gardens were designed to give an escape from everyday life by enforcing scholars and their multigenerational families.

The garden boasts tens of thousands of plants and design features that have a rich symbolic and cultural meaning.

Watch the video and catch us on our tour.

Address:

Everett St., 239 N.W. Everett St.

Portland, OR 97209

Consult the website for more information.

Teresa Mahoney

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