Ongoing Programs

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.

Calligraphy in the Teahouse  »

Learn about the classical Chinese art of calligraphy while sipping tea.

Chinese Conversation Circle  »

Practice Mandarin Chinese in a casual and fun setting with the Portland State University Confucius Institute.

Feng Shui Presentation – Zen Feng Shui: More Time, Space & Energy  »

Get tips for integrating feng shui principles into your life with local expert Gwynne Warner of 10,000 Blessings Feng Shui.

Life in Balance Tai Chi  »

Watch and participate in an instructor-led session of 18 Movement or Shibashi qigong.

Make an Accordion Bookmark  »

Take a break for creativity this summer and create a memento of your trip to Lan Su.


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.


Pang Family Qigong  »

Watch and participate in an instructor-led Pang Family Style qigong session.

Plant Walk  »

Learn from trained horticulturalists about the plants of Lan Su Chinese Garden with a weekly plant walk.

Docent led Public Tours

Public Tour  »

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

T'ai Chi Chih  »

Watch and participate in a group session of t’ai chi chih.

Tortoise Slow Fitness Tai Chi  »

Every fourth Saturday, learn the fundamentals of tai chi at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Wei Chi

Wei Chi (Go)  »

Come learn the traditional Chinese game of Wei Chi.

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Yang Style Tai Chi  »

Join an instructor-led Tai Chi classes every Thursday morning.

This Month at Lan Su

Suzhou Summer: Art in the Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden comes alive this summer with the sights and sounds of China with Suzhou Summer: Art in the Garden in July, August and September.

Visitors to Lan Su will enjoy a series of demonstrations and activities in the traditional arts of calligraphy, brush painting, seal carving and music. In addition, artists Sunjae Lee and Hsing-Yi Huang will fill the pavilion walls with original work on display through September.

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Art at Lan Su 

Lan Su hosts several artists each year, from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, to show work in the pavilions of the garden. From classical Chinese styles to contemporary work, each show offers a new experience of Lan Su Yuan.

Learn more about the current exhibition »

Plan Your Visit

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.  One visit just isn’t enough to take in the depth and abundance of experiences. Lan Su is ever-changing—by the minute, by the hour, and with the seasons. Learn more and plan your visit today.

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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.

Download your copy now. (PDF, 543 KB) »