Springtime in a Classical Chinese Garden

It’s springtime in the Pacific Northwest, and gardens are bursting with blooms! A popular Northwest destination for both locals and international travelers alike, especially this time of year, is the Lan Su Chinese Garden, located in Portland, Oregon. The garden is one of the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China, and it occupies a whole city block.

With our above average rainfall this past winter, I was not able to get out to do much, hence the long hibernation period. The weather cleared just enough this past week to provide a beautiful day of sunshine, and that prompted me to make a quick decision to hop on a train to Portland to visit the Chinese garden during spring bloom time. It had been several years since I last visited it. The garden is a short distance from the historic Portland train depot and can be easily reached by walking. I opted for a short cab ride. Here are a few photos I took of the garden. The sunlight was very bright, no clouds in the sky, lots of strong shadows—not quite the right conditions for outdoor photography; but, we need to take what we can get at times. Enjoy!


















Visit the Lan Su Chinese Garden – NW Everett St and 3rd, in Old Town Chinatown, Portland. Visit their website for more info: http://www.lansugarden.org

All photos copyright Peggy A Thompson

About northwestphotos

A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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6 Responses to Springtime in a Classical Chinese Garden

  1. Miriam says:

    Lovely photos, thanks for taking us through this garden.

  2. LaNae says:

    So good to see you, Peggy! I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering where you’d gone!

  3. Good to see you back!

    What a beautiful place to wander!

  4. BriarCraft says:

    Thanks for the reminder of this Portland gem. I haven’t been there in ages and it is a special place worth seeing more than once.

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