Intro to the Garden
Welcome to the Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden Online Activities!
A Scholar and his family would have lived in a home and garden just like ours in the Ming Dynasty period (1368 – 1644). There would have been many family members living together including the Scholar’s parents, his wives, their children, aunts, uncles and cousins. The family were rich so they would have servants who also lived in the home.
This first picture shows our garden in Vancouver and the second picture shows what a garden and home like ours looked like in Ancient China. Can you see the similarities? How are these homes different to yours?