" A stimulating foretaste; the right of entry, before...."
Just as everyone has a different palate, so too, Chinese gardens around the globe have -
different budgets, different demographics, different facilities, different resources and different stages of development:
as an entree, perhaps the ability to import through " Sister City, " relationships;
would permit you to rightfully display and include a single or some shanshui penjing ( landscape ) - be that:-
The elements and requirements, are the same -
- Minimal space inside a pavilion or hall.
- Minimal expertise, following set - up.
- Not even plant life to care for, if ' rock ' only landscape penjing.
Yet; maximum effect, from a minimum of effort.
Please allow me to illustrate:-
Perhaps the main course, could take place in the Garden's courtyards...
Yet, again, not in a Chinese garden:-
Near to Mount Cheam, in the coastal mountains of British Columbia, Canada;
in Chilliwack, you can visit the world famous Minter Gardens.
Brian Minter, has tirelessly built up this beautiful garden delight, over the years, for public enjoyment.
Please visit them, through LINKAGE: mintergardens
Brian also has a love for penjing and has dedicated an area, to a shanshui landscape penjing courtyard.
Step up into a protected collection of shanshui
A sampling of what lies within, this carefully constructed landscape penjing courtyard; to honour the Mountains.
Looking back as we exit, this time honoured collection.