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Chinese Gardens

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Maggie Martelli-Raben

on 10 May 2013

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Chinese gardens Important Elements of Chinese Gardens By: Siena, Maggie, Anna, John, and Jake What is a Chinese Garden? Rockeries Chinese Garden Water Many things go in to a Chinese Garden

Things such as, Rocks Waterfalls Fountains Pools Lakes Gully's Trees and plants Flowers A room for religion Secret rooms or caves Ways in Which Rockeries are Stacked Hillside Water is the soul of the garden Cliff Architecture Fengluan Cave
Stream-flowing into a lake or winding its way through a garden

River-longer and wider then stream

POND: A rectangle or another shape, filled with still water, and without islands, bridges, or very rugged shorelines.

Lake- Either large or small with rugged shorelines and coves, dotted with bridges, islets, and rockeries Valley
gully- sandwiched between two hills, filled with running water, and different from a valley in that it features waterscapes while a valley offers mountain views.

pool-small, deep, blue body of water that adds great intreast and charm to a peaceful setting Path
FOUNTAIN: cheerful and bubbling, sometimes resembling natural fountains with water falling down the crevices when it rains. Bonsai
In a Chinese garden, there is always a path. Bridges are used to define it. Gates and geometric windows are very important as well. Cliff Path Cave Fengluan Culture

Painting and Poetry:
calligraphy, landscapes, and paper scrolls are hung on walls- spiritual contact with nature Hillside Plants Fengshui
The Four Gentlemen are often used in paintings of gardens. The four gentlemen resemble 4 flowers:
1. Bamboo
2. Orchid
3. Chrysanthemum
4. Plum blossom
They symbolize four different unfoldings of seasons throughout the year. Bonsai Shrubs
the Camelli
Kadio Crab Apple
the Plum
the Magnolia Pomegranate How do Chinese people use fengshui in Chinese gardens?
Fengshui means literally means wind and water. To create good fengshui in your garden You will need to know the energy map of your home, as your garden map is an extension of your home map. HISTORY Valleys Fengshui also has to do with good spirits in your garden. The goal of fengshui as practiced today is to situate the human built environment on spots with good qi. First garden built in the 1600 BC.- 1500 BC. Overtime it developed Historically Fengshui was used to orient buildings. Basically everyone wants good Fengshui in there home. Meaning good luck and good spirits and in order to achieve that the layout of your home or garden must be a certain ways and it must follow all the rules of Fengshui Hunting preserve
A way to show appretiation
To show elegance
To get away from harsh sicioty
A system of waterworks
A way to study buddism
An animal preserve Different Types Of Gardens Royal Garden
qing dynasty
have a court for dwelling and holding audience with the emperor
have pleasure park for rest Temple Garden
common type of Chinese gardens
in mountain valleys or on peaks, blends of natural and man made beauty
tranquil and scenic
can have religious meaning- buddhas Natural Garden
a natural site is carefully chosen and little development is done to it
a place for people to come and have fun. Private Garden
built in secluded city areas
do not start with natural landscapes
efforts and made to conceal man made scenes Northern Southern

Mid-Downstream of Yellow-North Dry, Cold, plants, water, more objects, stiff
Strong and thick materials, red, green, blue, yellow Mid-Downstream of Yangtzee-South-Hot, flowers, water, crowded
White walls, black tiles, small bridges, water, trees, and corridors Tall trees
White Pine
The ParasolTree
Cotton Rose
Flowering Cherry
Lotus Flowers Colors of Chinese Gardens Red Green Grey Pink Yellow Thank you for Watching!
~Panda Team Red=Hong Green=Luse Grey=Huise Pink=Fen Yellow=Huang Bibliographies Gao, Yonggang. The essential guide to creating a Chinese-style garden: design a landscape for the soul in your own backyard. English-language ed. Pleasantville, N.Y.: Reader's Digest Association, 2010. Print.

Rinaldi, Bianca Maria. The Chinese Garden: Garden Types For Contemporary Landscape Architecture. Basel: Birkhauser, 2011. Print.

Fang, Xiaofeng. The great gardens of China: history, concepts, techniques. New York: Monacelli Press, 2010. Print.

Valder, Peter. Gardens in China. Portland, Or.: Timber Press, 2002. Print.

Sui, Yu., Wei Xun, and Shenghui Liu. Chinese gardens. Hong Kong: Design Media Pub., 2010. Print.

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