Saturday, May 21, 2005

Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden

 by Alice McCauley
The mandate of the Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden is to maintain and enhance the bridge of understanding between Chinese and Western cultures; it is a "living museum" in which to exhibit and interpret Chinese culture, art and history.  The New Hall of One Hundred Rivers was built to showcase art and horticultural exhibitions, and to accommodate expanding educational and public programming needs.

May has been designated Peony Month at the Garden.  On May 2nd  a peony art exhibition will be installed throughout the halls, and on weekends there will be brush painting demonstrations by professional artists.

The Peony Festival will take place on the weekend of May 21st.  The Society will provide an "educational presence", including an information booth, peony displays, a talk on peony cultivation, and an ongoing visual presentation.  Information will be available from volunteers from the VanDusen Botanical Garden's Master Gardener's program. The Garden will provide music, poetry readings, embroidery demonstrations, tasting of flower teas, and a display of textiles.

for further information about the Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden visit the website at

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