In order to expand on Lan Su Chinese Garden's mission to inspire, engage and educate visitors in all aspects of Chinese culture, the program department has partnered with more than 50 community organizations in specific aspects of Chinese culture. These partnerships allow Lan Su to serve as a strong "cultural community center" of all-things Chinese in the Portland Metro area offering these rich cultural experiences.
Through the generosity of these partners and additional sponsors, Lan Su is able to offer each of these activities as part of your membership or admission. There is no additional cost to participate and registration is not required.
Learn about the classical Chinese art of calligraphy while sipping tea.
Practice Mandarin Chinese in a casual and fun setting with the Portland State University Confucius Institute.
Members, enjoy more time in the garden with special hours year-round just for Lan Su members. Open to all Lan Su members and their guests (see membership level for number of guest privileges).
Listen to music from students and teachers of the Wisdom Arts Academy as you enjoy tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.
Learn from trained horticulturalists about the plants of Lan Su Chinese Garden with a weekly plant walk.
Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden. Note: Public tours are based on docent availability and are subject to change without notice. Upon your arrival at Lan Su, please ask garden staff for the next available tour times.
Watch and participate in a group session of Tai Chi Chih.
Come learn the traditional Chinese game of Wei Chi (Go).
Join an instructor-led Tai Chi class.