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.
BRIDGING EAST AND WEST: The Jade Ribbon Bridge forms the focal point of the Huntington Library’s Chinese garden in San Marino, Calif.
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.
HAND-CRAFTED ELEGANCE: Chinese artisans created the garden’s eight winged-roof pavilions, including the Terrace of the Jade Mirror.