Throughout the year, Lan Su offers a series of events tied to larger multi-day and month events in addition to special programs geared for specific audiences and festivals. Unless otherwise noted, these events are free with membership or admission and do not require registration.
Test you skill at identifying different teas with staff from The Tao of Tea.
Listen to music from the Nanfang Chinese Music Club as you enjoy tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.
Lan Su will host a weekly series of poetry readings in October in conjunction with Tea & Poetry at Lan Su, a month-long celebration of tea and poetry in the garden.
Learn about Chinese seals and see how they are made.
Join Taiwanese artist, Amy Tsai, as she demonstrates traditional “Lingnan” style brush painting techniques on a variety of ceramic objects.
Join musician Vivian Zhu as she demonstrates how to play the guzheng.
The Gongfu tea brewing style is the most traditional way to brew tea in China. Join Pearl Zhang from the Red Robe Teahouse and learn the techniques to master this authentic tradition.
Join Lan Su exhibiting artist Alice Debo for a botanical art demonstration. Her work will be on display in the garden through October, 2018.
Learn more about holistic Chinese medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
During November, Lan Su Chinese Garden will be packed with more than 750 potted chrysanthemums artistically displayed throughout the garden.
More than 75 different chrysanthemum varieties will unfurl in all colors, shapes and sizes including: spiders, quills, spoons, regular incurves, irregular incurves, reflexes, semi-doubles, anemones, brush, thistle, exotics and more! Take in the oranges, reds and yellows of autumn to unusually bright pinks, pale lavenders, lime green, and even stripes of the chrysanthemum.
Lan Su Chinese Garden hosts the Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase, Lan Su’s annual floral design exhibition created in partnership with the Floral Design Institute. Ninth Moon is presented in conjunction with Mumvember, an annual celebration of the chrysanthemum.
Be the first to view the fabulous floral exhibits, created by the Northwest’s most gifted floral designers and staged within the magical beauty of Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Take part in this series of plant talks celebrating Mumvember!
Meet Lan Su artist Abigail Davidson and view an exhibition of their work on display in November & December, 2018.
Lan Su Chinese Garden, including the Garden Shop and Teahouse, will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
In honor of #GivingTuesday and as a thank you to our supporters, admission to Lan Su Chinese Garden on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 is being waived with the donation of a nonperishable food item to support the Oregon Food Bank.
Meet Lan Su artist Stephanie Brown and view an exhibition of their work on display in December, 2018.
Lan Su will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24.
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, Oregon 97209
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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 93-1296840.