Things To Do

Artist Member Hours

Friday, September 5, 2014

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

Watch a Game of American Mahjong

Tuesday, September 2, 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, September 5, 2014

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

Chinese Seal Carving Demonstration

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Learn the uses of Chinese seals and see how they are carved at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the four most important holidays on the Chinese calendar, at Lan Su Chinese Garden this September 6 & 7!

Chinese Story Time

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Listen to classic Chinese stories about the zodiac calendar and the Year of the Horse.

Red Lantern Family Craft Activity

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Make your own red lantern to celebrate Mid-Autumn.

Meet & Greet: NW Miniature Horse Club

Saturday, September 6, 2014

After your visit to the garden, see the prize-winning miniature horses of the Northwest Miniature Horse Club.

Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Saturday, September 6, 2014

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

Suzhou Summer Artist Demonstrations

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Visiting artists demonstrate their practice and answer your questions about their work at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Lion Dance Performance

Saturday, September 6, 2014

See lion dancers up close as they move throughout the garden welcoming the Year of the Horse to Lan Su Chinese Garden.

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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Coming soon to Lan Su

Mid-Autumn Festival

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the four most important holidays on the Chinese calendar, at Lan Su Chinese Garden this September 6 & 7!


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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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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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