Emperors, tangerines, civil servants and concubines lived in Chinese gardens. The concubines had to undergo some preparations before they were admitted. The gardens were built according to order of priority and designed with pavilions, various types of windows, paths and plants. What does this actually look like in Zurich?
Public guided tour with Liliane Hidber.
Since the Chinese garden is a triad of horticulture, architecture and poetry, animals and mythical creatures as ink drawings and ceramics are an essential component. Traditional legends – still told today – vividly reflect the diversity of the Chinese people.
Public guided tour with Manuela Zimmermann.
Did you know, for example, that the Japanese style bonsai of today originate from the garden art of the Empire of China? And that paper (also paper money and toilet paper), porcelain and silk were produced in China for the first time?
Public guided tour with Evelyne Marty.