Things To Do

Lan Su in Bloom

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 through Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

Lan Su in Bloom finds the garden filled with sights and scents of special floral arrangements and unique plant displays, as well as plant walks and plant talks led by experts.

Make Your Own Paper Plate Rooster

Friday, March 31, 2017

Make a memento of you visit to Lan Su. Great for the whole family!

Qingming Memory Tree

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Take part in this Qingming activity to honor family and loved ones who have passed away.

Couplet Poetry Activity

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Create your own couplet inspired by the beauty of Lan Su!

Peach Blossom Poetry Series

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Prolific poets share their work with garden visitors every Saturday in April.

Qingming Festival

Saturday, April 1, 2017 through Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A traditional Chinese festival of spring honors family and loved ones that have passed.

Poetry Month

Saturday, April 1, 2017 through Sunday, April 30, 2017

This April, learn about the poetry in Lan Su Chinese Garden as well as the historical and aesthetic traditions of poetry in Suzhou-style Chinese gardens with workshops, tours, and multiple poetry series. According to Chinese tradition, a garden landscape without poetry is not complete. Luckily, Lan Su is graced with a wealth of poetic inscriptions! Classical Chinese gardens – including Lan Su – are filled with poetic inscriptions as text, calligraphic ensembles, engravings and plaques. Poetry is one of the five elements, along with rocks, architecture, water, and plants, necessary for a comprehensive Chinese garden. Learn about Lan Su’s poetic couplets and inscriptions all month long with workshops, tours and poetry series featuring local and regional poets.

Qingming Memory Tree

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Take part in this Qingming activity to honor family and loved ones who have passed away.

Qingming Memory Tree

Monday, April 3, 2017

Take part in this Qingming activity to honor family and loved ones who have passed away.

Qingming Memory Tree

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Take part in this Qingming activity to honor family and loved ones who have passed away.

Today at the Garden

10:30 am - Public Tour

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

11:00 am - Make Your Own Paper Plate Rooster

Make a memento of you visit to Lan Su. Great for the whole family!

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.

2:00 pm - Public Tour

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

11:00 am - Chinese Folk Art Demonstration

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

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Poetry Month

Saturday, April 1, 2017

This April, learn about the poetry in Lan Su Chinese Garden as well as the historical and aesthetic traditions of poetry in Suzhou-style Chinese gardens with workshops, tours, and multiple poetry series. According to Chinese tradition, a garden landscape without poetry is not complete. Luckily, Lan Su is graced with a wealth of poetic inscriptions! Classical Chinese gardens – including Lan Su – are filled with poetic inscriptions as text, calligraphic ensembles, engravings and plaques. Poetry is one of the five elements, along with rocks, architecture, water, and plants, necessary for a comprehensive Chinese garden. Learn about Lan Su’s poetic couplets and inscriptions all month long with workshops, tours and poetry series featuring local and regional poets.


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Portland Chinese Dance Troupe

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Monday, May 1, 2017

May is national Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Lan Su this May with exciting performances from local cultural organizations and dance troupes.

Performances will include groups representing the cultures of India, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hawaii/Pacific Islands, Japan and more.


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Silk Road

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Discover the wonders of silk this June at Lan Su, including talks, a silk worm display, and a display of silk art and textiles.


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