Summer Holidays 2017: Dunedin Chinese Gardens

The Garden is in the traditional yuanlin style, and was designed by Cao Yongkang of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Chen Ling of Tongji University, and Tan Yufeng of Shanghai Museum.
They used as their basis the traditional gardens of the Jiangnan area, specifically because these gardens represent the apogee of Chinese garden style while at the same time being suitable for small sites in urban settings.
The Garden’s design and construction was closely supervised and influenced by the architect from the Shanghai Construction and Decoration Company and the Shanghai Museum.
The Garden was pre-fabricated and assembled in Shanghai on a site identical in size and shape to that in Dunedin, then dismantled and transported here where it was reconstructed by artisans and supervisors from Shanghai.
And it houses a little fairy.
We thought it was a very cool experience, but the price/performance ratio was not so fantastic.
Maybe it would pay off to stay a whole day, including lunch in the tea house etc.
Quite an entrance for such a small garden.