Bonsai Garden

The Bonsai Garden was constructed in the 1960s. Bonsai, originated in China, is a fine traditional Chinese art that attempts to simulate natural scenery in flowerpot with plants, stones, water, and soil. By recreating the beauty of nature in miniature, it renders profound artistic conception through little details.

Du Fu Thatched Cottage sets a marked example of western Sichuan gardens and shoulders the responsibility to carry forward the Sichuan bonsai, which was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage representative project in 2011. The bonsai work Two Pines in front of us is a special collection of the Museum. Designed by bonsai masters Li Zhongyu and Wang Mingwen in the 1950s with reference to the shape recorded in ancient books, it involves two 200-year-old Podocarpus Macrophyllus and is a representative of Sichuan bonsai art in the Museum.

The structure that encircles the Bonsai Garden is the Corridor for Du Fu’s Wood-carved Poems. Built in 1999, the Corridor exhibits hundreds of fine works carefully selected from thousands of authentic calligraphy works authored by calligraphic masters of past dynasties and collected in the Museum, including masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties and modern times.

Location: No. 37, Qinghua Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu City [Online Map]

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