Things To Do

Watch a Game of American Mahjong

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ask questions and learn about American-style mahjong while a group of experienced players demonstrate the game in the garden.

Suzhou Summer: The Art & Music of China

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lan Su Chinese Garden comes alive this summer with the sights and sounds of China with Suzhou Summer: The Art & Music of China in July, August and September.

Visitors to Lan Su will enjoy a series of demonstrations and activities in the traditional arts of calligraphy, brush painting, seal carving and music. In addition, original Chinese paintings created by Suzhou artists will be on display and for sale in a partnership with The Han Collection.

Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Friday, October 3, 2014

Watch an expert calligrapher paint your name or Chinese zodiac sign.

Tea & Art in the Garden

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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.

Create Your Own Tea Blend with the Tao of Tea

Friday, October 3, 2014

Create your own tea blend with this fun, hands-on way to learn about new teas and herbs.

Nanjing University Traditional Instrument Orchestra Performance

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Enjoy a special performance by the Nanjing University Traditional Instrument Orchestra.

Teas of Mystery

Saturday, October 4, 2014

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

Tea & Ceramics

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Ceramics art show and demonstration in conjunction with Tea & Art in the Garden.

Steeped in Words Poetry Series

Saturday, October 4, 2014

In conjunction with Tea and Art in the Garden, Lan Su will host a weekly series of poetry readings every Saturday in October.

Tea & Poetry

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Delight in short readings by local poets while you enjoy tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.

Gongfu Tea Ceremony

Monday, October 6, 2014

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

Tea & Music

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Listen to traditional Chinese music as you sip tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.

Today at the Garden

10:30 am - Watch a Game of American Mahjong

Ask questions and learn about American-style mahjong while a group of experienced players demonstrate the game in the garden.

11:00 am - Public Tour

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

12:00 pm - Public Tour

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

12:00 pm - Chinese Medicine Lectures with the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

Throughout the month of September, speakers from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine will present a talk on a variety of traditional Chinese medicine topics.

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.

2:00 pm - Plant Walk

Learn from trained horticulturalists about the plants of Lan Su Chinese Garden with a weekly plant walk.

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Tea & Art in the Garden

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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.


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Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase

Friday, November 7, 2014

On November 7-9, 2014, Lan Su Chinese Garden will host the Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase, Lan Su’s first floral design exhibition created in partnership with the Floral Design Institute. Ninth Moon is presented in conjunction with Mum-vember, an annual celebration of the chrysanthemum.


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