Chinese New Year & Botanical Gardens

Pasadena, CA – Over 10 years in the making, The Garden of Flowing Fragrance, or Liu Fang Yuan will to open to the public Feb. 23, 2008, at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The garden features a 1.5-acre lake, a complex of pavilions, a tea house and tea shop, and five stone bridges, set against a wooded backdrop of mature oaks and pines. This initial phase of the garden covers about 3.5 acres of a planned 12-acre site. The Huntington will also hold a Chinese New Year Family Festival is on Feb 23rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.- See Huntington Library Chinese Schedule of Events here.

Photo Caption above left: The tile roof of the Terrace of the Jade Mirror sweeps upward in the foreground, beyond which can be seen Jade Ribbon Bridge across the lake. © The Huntington

Flower Duet teaches flower design classes at the Huntington Library as well. Our next class is March 15th to help celebrate 100 years of the rose at the gardens. Sign up for our class and see the Chinese garden, too!


Las Vegas, NVThe Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden is currently celebrating the Chinese New Year – “Year of the Rat.” Casey and I were in Vegas a few years ago for our Mom’s birthday and we saw that year’s exhibit which was fabulous (I took this photo in 2004). The floral exhibit is amazing and to keep it looking fresh, the staff replaces plants and flowers weekly throughout the entire exhibition.

Hours: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours.
Current exhibit:”Chinese New Year – Year of the Rat” on display now through March 9, 2008

Open to General Public & Free admission

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