Chinese gardens

Chinese gardens are the embodiment of Eastern elegance and beauty, illustrating the belief that “man- made gardens are like the work of nature”. The Chinese traditionally value the harmony of Man and Nature, and over the centuries the art of garden design evolved into a complete system, from the improvements gardens in the Yin and Zhou dynasties to the all-inclusive private gardens in the southern Yangtze River region. Mr. Tong Jun (1900-1983, Chinese architect and researcher, author of several books on architecture and gardens analyzed the layout of gardens according to the form of the Chinese character for gardens. All these are simply the key elements for a garden: rockery, water pavilion, flowers, and trees, which are also essential for composing the views.