The garden is easy to get around in and packs a wallop visually in a pretty small space. Mom could walk, just not a lot, or very far.
There is a lot to see in this very small space and the views change around every corner. As you move through the garden there is an element of surprise as new things are revealed and views open up.
You can point your camera at just about anything and have a beautiful photo. It is hard to take a bad picture here, but you may have to wait for people to get out of your shot if you go at a busy time.
This garden is a good place to go during the different seasons, just to see how it changes and to see different things blooming.
I always look for the"four gentleman" of the Chinese garden - the orchid, the bamboo, the chrysanthemum, and the plum blossom, each representing the seasons.
|Courtyard of Tranquility|
|Punica granatum 'Nana' (Dwarf Pomegranate) - a symbol for sons and lots of them!|
|Mom in the Knowing the Fish Pavilion|
|Lots of water lilies here!|
|I could use a few Lake Tai rocks in my garden!|
|Knowing the Fish Pavilion from across the pond|
|The bridge across the pond.|
|Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' (Chinese Bitter Orange) - pretty and hardy, but not edible.|
|The Hall of Brocade Clouds|
|Moon Locking Pavilion|
|Lovely black bamboo|
|Looking back through the Scholar's Courtyard.|
|Water lilies in front of the tea house|
|Beautiful stonework path|
|You can take a gardener out, but you can't make him wear appropriate shoes...|
|The modern "borrowed scenery" is more apparent from some angles.|