Things To Do

Mother's Day Weekend

Friday, May 9, 2014

Share Lan Su in full spring bloom with Mom, Grandma and the other important women in your life.

Artist Member Hours

Monday, April 28, 2014

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

Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Friday, May 9, 2014

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

Lan Su in Bloom

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lan Su Chinese Garden sheds the cold and gray of winter to “drink in the fragrance” of spring with two months of plants, flowers and everything blooming!

Featuring four of China’s most auspicious and culturally significant plants: rhododendrons, camellias, peonies and magnolias, April and May will be filled with sight and scents of special floral arrangements, unique plant displays plant walks and talks on each of the four featured plants by experts. In addition, visitors will be able to tour Lan Su with plant guides for each of the four featured plants.

Watch a Game of American Mahjong

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

Create a Flower Art Card

Friday, April 25, 2014

Create a flower art card to keep or to give.

Peach Blossom Poetry Series

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hear readings by four different poets at Lan Su, every Saturday in April.

World Tai Chi Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Join members from various tai chi and qigong organizations to celebrate World Tai Chi Day

Plant Talk: Not Your Ordinary Camellia

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Learn all about camellias and the wide variety of camellias propagated in Oregon with Larry Landauer, who propagated many of the varieties himself!

Plant Talk: Gardens for Health, Rehabilitation, Recovery and Restoration

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Learn how a well designed garden supports healing and restoration for patients, visitors and employees with Teresia Hazen.

Meet the Artist: Sunjae Lee

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Meet exhibiting artist Sunjae Lee in the garden, and learn more about his paintings and process.

Voices of Chinatown

Sunday, May 4, 2014

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, listen to the story of four Chinese-Americans who share their stories of growing up in Portland’s Chinatown

Today at the Garden

10:00 am - Tai Chi

Watch and participate in an instructor-led tai chi session every Thursday.

11:00 am - Public Tour

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

12:00 pm - Classical Chinese Medicine Series with NCNM

Join presenters from the National College of Natural Medicine at Lan Su for a weekly series every Thursday at noon February 20 through May 8.

12:00 pm - Public Tour

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

12:00 pm - Calligraphy in the Teahouse

Learn about the classical Chinese art of calligraphy while sipping tea.

1:00 pm - Public Tour

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

1:30 pm - Public Tour

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

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Coming soon to Lan Su

Lan Su in Bloom

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lan Su Chinese Garden sheds the cold and gray of winter to “drink in the fragrance” of spring with two months of plants, flowers and everything blooming!

Featuring four of China’s most auspicious and culturally significant plants: rhododendrons, camellias, peonies and magnolias, April and May will be filled with sight and scents of special floral arrangements, unique plant displays plant walks and talks on each of the four featured plants by experts. In addition, visitors will be able to tour Lan Su with plant guides for each of the four featured plants.


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Cuisines of China

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Learn the history, art and stories behind some of China’s most famous foods with talks and tastes from more than a dozen local Chinese restaurants throughout the month.


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Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Under the Moonlight is Lan Su Chinese Garden’s premier fundraising event on Sept. 13, 2014. An intimate, lantern-lit dining experience in the emerald splendor of the garden at dusk. Under the Moonlight features a three course meal prepared exclusively for a small table by one of Portland’s elite chefs. Also on the menu: cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music and a fabulous auction.

All proceeds from Under the Moonlight directly support Lan Su and its mission in the community.


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