Things To Do

Steeped in Words Poetry Series

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Lan Su will host a weekly series of poetry readings every Saturday in October in conjunction with Essence of Tea, a month-long celebration of tea in the garden.

Tea Month at Lan Su

Saturday, October 1, 2016 through Monday, October 31, 2016

In October, celebrate tea and tea art forms with a month-long series of events associated with tea drinking and tea culture, both historical and contemporary. With more than twenty different fun filled events, The Tao of Tea and Lan Su will guide you on the discovery of your new favorite tea and tea art.

Tea Bazaar

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Celebrate the Tea Month at Lan Su with a visit to the Tea Bazaar hosted by the Tao of Tea and featuring an impressive collection of loose tea products and teaware on display and for sale.

Brush Painting Demonstration

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Learn about Chinese painting techniques from scholar Dr. Jiyu Yang.

Gongfu Tea Ceremony

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Gongfu tea brewing style is the most traditional way to brew tea in China. Learn the techniques to master this authentic tradition.

Chinese Medicine Lecture Series with OCOM

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Learn more about holistic Chinese medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

Brush Painting Demonstration

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Learn about Chinese painting techniques from scholar Dr. Jiyu Yang.

Artist Member Hours

Friday, October 7, 2016

Create art in the garden during special hours just for Artist Members.

Teas of Mystery

Friday, October 7, 2016

Test you skill at identifying different teas with the Tao of Tea.

Tea Bazaar

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Celebrate the Tea Month at Lan Su with a visit to the Tea Bazaar hosted by the Tao of Tea and featuring an impressive collection of loose tea products and teaware on display and for sale.

Today at the Garden

10:00 am - Tangram Activity

Join this fun hands-on Tangram activity! Great for all ages.

11:00 am - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

11:00 am - Wild Goose Qigong

Join a qigong session led by instructors from the Wen Wu School of Portland.

12:00 pm - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

12:00 pm - Music in the Teahouse

Listen to music from students and teachers of the Wisdom Arts Academy as you enjoy tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.

1:00 pm - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

3:00 pm - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

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Mumvember

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

During November, Lan Su Chinese Garden will be packed with more than 500 potted chrysanthemums artistically displayed throughout the garden.

More than 50 different chrysanthemum varieties will unfurl in all colors, shapes and sizes including: spiders, quills, spoons, regular incurves, irregular incurves, reflexes, semi-doubles, anemones, brush, thistle, exotics and more! Take in the oranges, reds and yellows of autumn to unusually bright pinks, pale lavenders, lime green, and even stripes of the chrysanthemum.


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Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase

Friday, November 4, 2016

Lan Su Chinese Garden hosts the Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase, Lan Su’s annual floral design exhibition created in partnership with the Floral Design Institute. Ninth Moon is presented in conjunction with Mumvember, an annual celebration of the chrysanthemum.


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