3 Tutorials that teach Chinese Gardens
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Chinese Gardens

Chinese Gardens

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will explore the Chinese garden tradition in landscape design.

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Notes on "Chinese Gardens"

Terms to Know


A philosophical and religious tradition that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao meaning ‘way’, ‘path’ or ‘principle’.

Yin & Yang

Contrary, yet interconnected and interdependent forces in the natural world.

Feng Shui

A Chinese practice in which the elements of a space are arranged in a way that maximizes the flow of energy.


The quality of being impressive through disorderly grace.

Lake Tai Rocks

Stones from a large freshwater lake in Eastern China thought to have been formed as the result of a meteor impact 70 million years ago.



Image of Wangshi Yuan, Garden of the Master of the Fishing Nets, Creative Commons via ChinaTravelSavvy.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Master_of_Nets_Garden_2.jpg; Image of Liu Yuan, Lingering Garden, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Liuyuan.jpg