Lan Su in Bloom

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 through Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

Celebrate spring's early arrival this year with the blooms and fragrances of Lan Su Chinese Garden. Lan Su's plant collection is filled with more than ninety specimen trees, rare and unusual shrubs and perennials, and signature magnolia, orchid and camellia collections. Lan Su in Bloom is an in-depth look at plants with Lan Su's horticulture staff and garden experts. Take in the sights and scents of special floral arranging demonstrations, guided garden plant tours and talk from plant and garden experts. In addition, visitors will be able to tour Lan Su on their own with special plants guides for the plants in bloom. 


Botanical Art Exhibition

March 1 - May 30, 2017

Lan Su in Bloom, a botanical art exhibition inspired by the beauty of Lan Su, highlights the unique plant collection at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Rich in history and culture, the majority of Lan Su's plants are native to China and have been used in Chinese gardens for centuries. Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition features a juried selection of contemporary botanical art by artists living or working in Oregon or Washington.  See a list participating jurors here (108 KB) »

Participating Artists

Aislinn Adams • Jane Levy Campbell • Joan Provo-Clinkston • Alice Debo • Jeanne Debons • Rene Eisenbart • Maria Cecilia Freeman • Dorota Haber-Lehigh • Tina Lange • Carol Mason • Deborah Montgomerie • Janet Parker • Carol Putnam • Lisa Sharafian • Laura Shea • Nora Sherwood • Zebith Thalden • Janene Walkky • Andrea Woods

Participating Organizations

Oregon Botanical Artists • The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Oregon Chapter • Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists


Lan Su invites donors at the $250 and higher level to the opening reception for the Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition on Wednesday, March 1 from 5 - 7 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, contact Vanessa Abahashemi, Director of Philanthropy at 503.288.8131 ext. 1026 or vanessa@lansugarden.org


The Botanical Drawing Exhibition is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and Work for Art

Regional Arts & Culture Council

Work for Art


Lan Su in Bloom Related Programing


Lan Su in Bloom

Wednesday, March 1, 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.

Nutrition Talk

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Learn more about the interaction between mindfulness and nutrition during this informative talk titled, “20 Ways to Love your Liver.”

Lan Su in Bloom

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.

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Plant Guide

Discover what's currently in bloom at Lan Su by picking up a copy of Lan Su's most recent Bloom Guide at the door or download your copy now. Featuring 16 of the most fragrant or most beautiful plants in the garden, the Plant Guide is your window into Lan Su's horticultural landscape.

Plant Guides by Season:

Spring Plant Guide — Download your copy now (PDF, 764 KB) »

Spring/Summer Plant Guide — Download your copy now (PDF, 561 KB) »

Summer Plant Guide — Download your copy now (PDF, 542 KB) »

Fall Plant Guide — Download your copy now (PDF, 537 KB) »

Winter Plant Guide — Download your copy now (PDF, 515 KB) »

Master Species List

See the complete list of all the ground covers, shrubs, trees, vines, herbaceous perennials and bamboo in the garden with Lan Su's Master Species List. 

Download your copy now. (PDF, 401 KB) »