Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens

In the heart of Vancouver's large Chinatown is this classical scholar's garden.  These secluded urban garden-homes are landscape masterpieces which embody the best of Chinese arts, gardening and philosophy.
Specifically crafted to "slow your steps", these paths are designed so the entire path is never seen to incorporate an aspect of something hidden and then revealed.
Of course, a complimentary hot oolong tea was offered and enjoyed in the educational courtyard.
This is the outer courtyard which borders along the public park. I loved that this garden had the private scholar's garden which you entered for a donation but it also had a large public space which everyone could enjoy regardless of your budget.
The public park and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen classical gardens blend seamlessly together, separated by the jade green pond, intentionally cloudy to intensify reflections.

1 comment:

Marilyn Miller said...

OK, I think a Vancouver trip must happen. I haven't been there in so many years.