Things To Do

Mother's Day Weekend

Friday, May 9, 2014

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

Artist Member Hours

Monday, April 28, 2014

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

Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Friday, May 9, 2014

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

Lan Su in Bloom

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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

Featuring four of China’s most auspicious and culturally significant plants: rhododendrons, camellias, peonies and magnolias, April and May will be filled with sight and scents of special floral arrangements, unique plant displays plant walks and talks on each of the four featured plants by experts. In addition, visitors will be able to tour Lan Su with plant guides for each of the four featured plants.

Watch a Game of American Mahjong

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ask questions and learn about American-style mahjong while a group of experienced players demonstrate the game in the garden.

Create a Flower Art Card

Friday, April 18, 2014

Create a flower art card to keep or to give.

Peach Blossom Poetry Series

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hear readings by four different poets at Lan Su, every Saturday in April.

Thus Spoke Laozi -- Dao De Jing: A New Translation with Commentary

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Author Dr. Charles Wu will discuss his recently published book, Thus Spoke Laozi—Dao De Jing: A New Translation with Commentary. This lecture will be held at the UO White Stag Building.

Women of Infamy Event: Chinese Brush Painting

Saturday, April 19, 2014

For Empress Wu Women of Infamy only. See a demonstration and learn Chinese brush painting.

Plant Talk: Hidden Treasures at Lan Su

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Discover unique plants that thrive in home gardens and where (finally!) to find them with William McClenathan of Garden Time.

World Tai Chi Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Join members from various tai chi and qigong organizations to celebrate World Tai Chi Day

Plant Talk: Not Your Ordinary Camellia

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Learn all about camellias and the wide variety of camellias propagated in Oregon with Larry Landauer, who propagated many of the varieties himself!

Today at the Garden

10:30 am - Public Tour

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

11:00 am - Thus Spoke Laozi—Dao De Jing: A New Translation with Commentary

Author Dr. Charles Wu will discuss his recently published book, Thus Spoke Laozi—Dao De Jing: A New Translation with Commentary. This lecture will be held at the UO White Stag Building.

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.

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Coming soon to Lan Su

Lan Su in Bloom

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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

Featuring four of China’s most auspicious and culturally significant plants: rhododendrons, camellias, peonies and magnolias, April and May will be filled with sight and scents of special floral arrangements, unique plant displays plant walks and talks on each of the four featured plants by experts. In addition, visitors will be able to tour Lan Su with plant guides for each of the four featured plants.


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Cuisines of China

Sunday, June 1, 2014

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.


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