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The classical Chinese gardens of Suzhou, China are distinctive, characterized by a gracefully horizontal landscape arranged to frame a series of captivating views.
A place of ineffable poetry, Portland Chinese Garden reveals the fundamental elements of classical garden design: Stone gives way to water. Buildings, bridges and mosaic paving are softened by flora. The harmony and contrast of these elements imparts energy, qi, within the walled setting.
Extraordinary rockery elements call up images
of mountains: Rushing water resonates, bringing balance.
Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'