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.
Create your own flower art card as part of Lan Su in Bloom
Lan Su has partnered with the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine to present a series of talks on classical Chinese healing.
Join photographer Laura Lawn for a series of three photo workshops in Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Member Happy Hour Evenings offer Lan Su members the ability to enjoy the garden at your own pace, sample small bites from Park Kitchen, taste wine from Argyle Winery and embrace the tranquility of the garden without crowds.
In May, speakers from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine will present a five talk series on a variety of topics about Chinese medicine.
Learn basic Mandarin Chinese in a fun and family-friendly setting.
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, listen to the story of four Chinese-Americans who share their stories of growing up in Portland’s Chinatown
Learn about the peony, a beautiful and culturally significant flower in China with Rick Roger’s owner of Brothers Herbs & Peonies
View a stunning display of cut peonies, grown by members of the Pacific Northwest Peony Society.
Learn the history, art and stories behind some of China’s most famous foods with talks and tastes from nine local Chinese restaurants
Nothing makes a meal like homemade noodles. Learn how to prepare Lanzhou-style Chinese noodles at home at this talk.
Art in the Garden is a three-month partnership between Lan Su and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology to showcase six Sitka artists. Each month this summer in July, August and September, two artists will exhibit their work created in response to this unique location. Explore the connections between art and nature and visit the garden for each changing exhibit. Don’t miss the presentations to hear artists describe their process and how this invigorating environment.