"The Chinese garden with the motto garden of fragrance and splendor was the first participation of the People's Republic of China in a European garden exhibition. It was designed and laid out by six gardeners from Canton." (Wikipedia).
The garden is designed based on the example of old scholarly gardens as a symbol of the four seasons.
"The gate of spring opens the garden. On winding paths - the path of life is never straight either - past the spraying waters of spring, you reach the stone houseboat that depicts summer with all its joys Autumn with colored leaves in front of and behind the wall. Opposite is the winter pavilion, symbolized by plum, pine and bamboo. These three plants represent the virtues of toughness, perseverance in difficult situations and adaptability. In the winter pavilion the Visitors rest and look back on their life, symbolized by the seasons. " (Building Department Munich)
The garden was one of the main attractions of the IGA 1983, long lines formed in front of it and it could only be visited in single file. After a long period of closure, the garden is now accessible again (as of 10/2020), but the water systems are (so far?) Unfortunately no longer in operation to the original extent, the garden has lost some of its exotic charm.
August 12, 2017
The Chinese garden with the motto "Garden of fragrance and splendor" was the first participation of the People's Republic of China in a European garden exhibition. It was designed and laid out by six gardeners from Canton. A circular route runs in the style of traditional garden art in China through a bamboo gate and over stone bridges around a water basin. The circular route symbolizes the course of the year and life. As you progress, only a section of the garden can be seen, the planting of which fits the season and age. Only from the last pavilion, which symbolizes winter and old age, can the visitor look back on the whole complex and his life. It was manufactured entirely in Canton and transported to Munich.
There is a Nepalese pagoda on the slope next to the Chinese complex. It is the foundation of a non-profit cultural association and was carved in Nepal by 300 craftsmen in seven months of work. It was the first time in around 200 years that a complete pagoda had been built using the traditional method. The individual parts were also transported to Munich.
(Source: Wikipedia and München.de)
June 7, 2020
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