Things To Do

Lan Su in Bloom

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 through Friday, March 31, 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.

Artist Member Hours

Friday, March 3, 2017

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

Botanical Art Demonstation

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Meet artists from the Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition, learn about their art, and see a demonstration of their techniques.

Floral Arrangement Demonstration

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Join local floral designers as they share tips for successful floral arrangements.

Penjing Talk

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Learn about the history and art of penjing, or miniature landscapes, and how to care for them.

Garden Shop Closed for Inventory

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Lan Su Garden Shop will be closed on Wednesday, March 8 for inventory.

Garden Shop Closed for Inventory

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Lan Su Garden Shop will be closed on Wednesday, March 8 for inventory.

Botanical Art Demonstation

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Meet artists from the Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition, learn about their art, and see a demonstration of their techniques.

Meet the Artists: Botanical Art Exhibition

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Meet artists participating in the Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition and learn what inspired them and the work they created.

Floral Arrangement Demonstration

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Join local floral designers as they share tips for successful floral arrangements.

Today at the Garden

12:00 pm - Public Tour

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

12:30 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.

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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, Nepal, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hawaii/Pacific Islands 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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