Sunday, April 1, 2018 through Monday, April 30, 2018
This April at Lan Su, celebrate the classical Chinese arts of calligraphy, painting, poetry & music. Learn about traditional Chinese scholar's arts with weekly demonstrations, poetry readings and live music throughout the month.
Create your own couplet and submit by email to email@example.com. Couplets that are submitted may be posted by Lan Su on social media or on the poetry arch in the garden during the month of April. Learn more »
Inscribed by Fei Zhixiong, Number Three Descendant of the Left-Handed, Suzhou
Inscribed by Wang Jiansheng of Reverence Studio, Suzhou
Original translations sourced from Charles Wu's Listen to the Fragrance (2006)
In Lan Su Chinese Garden, there is poetry everywhere—carved into rocks, inside and outside buildings. many are two-lined poems called couplets. These couplets often describe nature and aspects of the garden. Learn more about couplets in the garden and create your own!
Join local poet Rick Jolly as he reads translations of classical Chinese poetry.
Prolific poets share their work with garden visitors every Saturday in April.
Join musician Vivian Zhu as she demonstrates how to play the guzheng.
As a member, you and a guest may visit as frequently as you like. Enjoy discounts on Lantern Viewing tickets and other special events, discounts in the Teahouse and Garden Shop plus so much more.
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, Oregon 97209
Call Us: 503.228.8131
Lan Su Chinese Garden
220 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 1050, Portland, Oregon 97209
Members, donors and visitors help keep Lan Su healthy and growing. Lan Su is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations and memberships are tax deductible. Lan Su’s Federal Tax ID number (EIN) is 93-0511171.