Things To Do

Learn How to Play American Mahjong

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Learn how to play American-style mahjong with a group of experienced players.

Lan Su in Bloom

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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!

April will be filled with sight and scents of special floral arrangements and unique plant displays, as well as plant walks and plant talks led by experts.

Classical Chinese Medicine Series with NCNM

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Join presenters from the National College of Natural Medicine for a 12 week lecture series every Thursday at noon through June. *Please note: There will be no lecture on April 16.

Plant Talk Series

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Take part in this series of plant talks celebrating Lan Su in Bloom! Every Saturday at 11 a.m. in April.

Peach Blossom Poetry Series

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hear readings by four different poets at Lan Su, every Saturday in April. *Special additional reading will take place Sunday 4/26.

Floral Design Demonstration

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Join local floral designers from the Floral Design Institute as they share tips for successful floral arrangements.

Camellia Display - CANCELED

Saturday, April 25, 2015

This event has been canceled. As a result of a very warm winter and early spring the camellias will not be available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Learn about camellias, a prized Chinese plant, and see examples of the wide variety of camellias propagated in Oregon.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Friday, May 1, 2015

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with Lan Su.

Cultural Performances

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with cultural performances every Saturday and Sunday in May.

Impressions of China Photography Exhibition Opening Reception

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Lan Su Chinese Garden is pleased to host the premiere opening of the Impressions of China Photography Exhibition on Sunday, May 3 from 3-5 p.m. The Impressions of China Photography Exhibition features the work of 13 U.S. artists who travelled to China as part of a photography cultural exchange in early 2014. The work includes photos from locations and sites explored including classical Chinese scholar’s gardens (including five UNESCO World Heritage Sites), the Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace and many others from Shanghai to Suzhou and Hangzhou to Beijing.

Lecture Series with the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Learn more about holistic Chinese medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

Mother's Day at Lan Su

Sunday, May 10, 2015

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

Today at the 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 - Floral Design Demonstration

Join local floral designers from the Floral Design Institute as they share tips for successful floral arrangements.

2:00 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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Portland Chinese Dance Troupe

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Friday, May 1, 2015

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with Lan Su.


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Cuisines of China

Monday, June 1, 2015

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.

With talks and tastes every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in June, prepare your taste buds for a tour of Chinese delights. Talk topics include the history and art of dumplings, potstickers, Lanzhou-style noodle pulling, dim sum, marbled tea eggs, Chinese tea ceremonies and more.


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Suzhou Summer: The Art & Music of China

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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 and August.

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.


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