Things To Do

Artist Member Hours

Friday, October 3, 2014

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

Watch a Game of American Mahjong

Tuesday, September 23, 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 26, 2014

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

Chinese Seal Carving Demonstration

Sunday, September 21, 2014

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

Suzhou Summer Artist Demonstrations

Saturday, September 27, 2014

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

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.

Today at the Garden

10:00 am - Public Tour

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

10:30 am - Instructor-Led Hatha Yoga Session

Join an instructor led Hatha yoga session on the Terrace.

11:00 am - Public Tour

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

12:00 pm - Chinese Seal Carving Demonstration

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

12:00 pm - Public Tour

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

1:00 pm - Public Tour

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

1:00 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.

2:00 pm - Public Tour

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

3:00 pm - The Scholar’s Music

Listen to live performances of traditional and modern Chinese songs in the shade of the Scholar’s Courtyard.

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Coming soon to Lan Su

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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