Lan Su Chinese Garden
This lush, Asian botanical garden was a gift to Portland from Suzhou, the Chinese sister city. The gift was appropriate - Suzhou is primarily known for its exquisite gardens and parks. Located near the China Sea which opens into the Pacific, Suzhou has a similar climate to Portland although its Oregon counterpart is slightly drier. Many of the plants found here are native to China although most were gathered before the import ban on plants. The landscaping, design, and architecture were the work of 65 artisans from Suzhou.