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Lan Su Chinese Garden Quick Facts
- The garden takes up an entire city block of prime downtown real estate, but rent is pretty cheap since local gas company, NW Natural, donated the spot to the garden for 99 years.
- Although filled with Chinese indigenous species, no plants came from China.
- Lan Su translates to Awakening Orchid, which is pretty, but the words were actually chosen for Portland (Lan) and Portland’s sister city Suzhou (Su).
Have you been to this lovely little garden? I’d love to hear what how you liked! If you want to visit, you can learn all about admission and hours here.
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TAMMIE PAINTER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE TRIALS OF HERCULES: BOOK ONE OF THE OSTERIA CHRONICLES AND AN ARTIST WHO DEDICATES HERSELF TO THE TEDIUM OF CREATING IMAGES WITH COLORED PENCILS.