Much more than just a beautiful botanical garden, Lan Su is a creative wonder -- a powerfully inspiring experience based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature in perfect harmony. Once inside the garden's walls, you'll feel as if you've traveled through time to another era in a faraway world. Lan Su is a window into Chinese culture, history and way of thinking. Ever changing, Lan Su always has something new to offer - by the minute, by the hour, and with the seasons. Enter the wonderland.
main: (503) 228-8131
Penjing Workshop August 24th 9:00am to 11:30am A hands-on workshop with Robert Cho of Asia Pacific Gardening will be offered on August 24 to learn more about these magnificent plants and how to create and care for them. Penjing is the ancient living art of depicting artistically formed trees, other plants, and landscapes in miniature. Originating in China, penjing literally means "tray scenery." Artistic interpretations of carefully pruned trees in composition with stones convey personal expression and emotions. Plants, soil and stone depict a complete picture of a landscape or a landscape with water. Penjing was brought to Japan during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) where it became known as bonsai, depicting a landscape to mimic the shape and scale of full-sized trees. Penjing are inspired by paintings and poetry, capturing the essence of the spirit of a natural landscape that conveys the abstract such as affections, wishes and ideals. No refunds or exchanges, workshop will occur inside Lan Su Chinese Garden. Registration Cost $35 – Lan Su members* $45 – General public* *NOTE: Penjing plant and dish available for optional purchase with a $40 materials fee. Class limited to 16 participants
Lan Su Chinese Garden and PDX Jazz present Jazz in the Garden, a summer music series held in the early evening splendor of Portland's most intimate venue. Featuring six concerts Tuesday evenings July 16 through August 20, the series includes local, national and international artists. Come enjoy this amazing selection of artists and musical stylings from the following artists: the Mali-based BKO Quintet, local musicians Mike Horsfall & Tjaderade, Hailey Niswanger as she presents her new group MAE.SUN, China Moses, Connie Han, and the Bobby Torres Ensemble as he remembers performing at Woodstock with Joe Cocker "with a little help from his friends". Series Pass holders receive early entry into the show to secure the best seats! ----- Doors for series pass holders open at 6:30 p.m. Door for non-series pass holders open at 6:45 p.m. Will Call opens at 5:30 p.m. Please note that on the evenings of the event, Lan Su Chinese Garden will close early at 6 p.m. Seating is general admission. Limited seating is provided on garden folding chairs as well as open seating on the stone railings along the Zig Zag Bridge. Pillow cushions will be available for those seated on the stone railings. A no-host bar with wine, beer, soda and mineral water will also be available. The Teahouse will be open during the concerts serving food, wine & tea (first come, first served; no reservations). Event will go on as scheduled rain, shine or heat. No outside food, beverages, or chairs allowed. No exchanges or refunds. You may donate your ticket(s) back to Lan Su Chinese Garden if you are unable to use them. You will receive a receipt as a tax-deductible contribution for the face-value paid for the ticket(s) (does not include processing fees). All donated tickets, along with your name and address, must be received by in the mail, at the Garden Shop no later than one (1) hour prior to event opening. An acknowledgment letter for the value of your donation will be mailed to you. The only authorized sales venues for tickets are our website (www.lansugarden.org utilizing Box Office Tickets), by phone at 503.228.8131 and in our physical Garden Shop. Any other re-sale ticket purchases made are strictly at your own risk and may not be honored. A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase on the night of the performance at the Will Call window once open. (Based on availability; first come, first served basis.)
Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland's greatest treasures. Built by Chinese artisans from our sister city Suzhou, it's the most authentic Chinese garden outside of China. Much more than just a beautiful garden, Lan Su is a creative wonder -- a powerfully inspiring experience based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature in perfect harmony. Enter the wonderland. Note: Children 5 & under do not require a ticket. For group tours or bulk admission tickets, please call 503.228.8131 ext. 1001. Your admission includes all events during general hours unless otherwise noted. Events in the Teahouse require order of tea. Admission is good for a one-time use on date of your choice. See the event calendar for upcoming events at www.lansugarden.org/eventcalendar. ----- **PLEASE NOTE: Will Call pick up is not available on admission tickets. Please download the eTicket version and present at the venue. If you have any trouble with this, please contact "email@example.com".**