Huntington Library's traditional Chinese garden takes root in California

The gardens’ meticulous design reflects the sense of peace found in the Chinese relationship with nature.

Huntington Library Garden pavilion
IMPRESSIVE SIGHTS: Chinese emperors used highly sculptured­ rocks for their gardens because of their unusual forms. This site – the Pavilion of the Three Friends – refers to the traditional “three friends of winter” in Chinese culture: bamboo, pine and plum blossoms.
Deloris Reinke