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The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library

The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library provides visitors with one of the best examples of Chinese gardens outside of China. Huntington Library is located in greater Los Angeles, in city of San Marino.

They call it the Garden of Flowing Fragrance or in Chinese 流芳園. 16th and 17th century Chinese gardens near Suzhou are the inspiration for this garden.

The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library
The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library

Suzhou is a city in vicinity of Shanghai. They created the plans for the garden in Suzhou and then American collaborative work ensured seismically sound structures. Americans built the foundations and the rest of the architecture were all created in China.

The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library
The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library

The garden is filled with plants and Chinese architecture. As the garden is designed around plants for each season, depending on the time of the year you visit you will get a different experience. Spring blossoms in the spring and Chrysanthemums in autumn. Structures and pavilions are requisite all with original carvings. Pine, bamboo and plum tree for winter.

The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library
Nymphaea at the Chinese Garden at Huntington Library

There are also chinses limestones imported from China from Lake Tai near Suzhou. These rocks add a lot of drama and almost sculptural feel to the landscape.

The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library
The pond at the Chinese Garden at Huntington Library
The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library
Lotus flowers at the Chinese Garden at Huntington Library
The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library
The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library
The Chinese Garden at Huntington Library
Hypericum androsaemum at the Chinese Garden at Huntington Library

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