Silk Road

Thursday, June 1, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017

Join us on a journey along the ancient trade route during Lan Su’s month-long celebration of the Silk Road. Learn about nomadic life along the trade routes, watch a demonstration of silk painting and see a display of traditional silk textiles, and more!

Discover the Silk Road in June at Lan Su with talks on silk textiles and the history of the Silk Road, silk embroidery art and a display of live silkworms. The silkworm display will be up all month so you can see their progress. Watch as they spin their cocoons and emerge as silk moths.

Included with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration required. 


Silk Road Related Programing


Talk: Chinese Women in History

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Join us as we explore the intriguing lives of famous Chinese women throughout history in this lecture series every Thursday in June.

Silk Painting Demonstration

Friday, June 2, 2017

Cheryl Frances Cameron, of Cygnet Silks, demonstrates the art of silk painting.

Talk: Tales of the Silk Road

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Travelers on the Silk Road carried more than trade goods—they also brought stories with them. Join us on this journey along this ancient trade route!

Meet the Silkworms

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Learn about the process of cultivating silk and see the silkworms at work!

Ongoing Programs

Lan Su Chinese Garden offers infinite paths to discovery, whether you are a visitor simply taking in the beauty of the garden for the first  time, or a member who comes back day after day to sip tea in the Teahouse. Most activities are included with your purchase of membership or admission. Visitors can join in an instructor-led tai chi session, take a guided tour of the garden with a staff horticulturalist, enjoy live music performances at the Teahouse, or learn to play Chinese games like mahjong and wei chi.

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