china edition


Yangzhou - Ge Garden

Jiangsu - Lianyungang - Nanjing - Suzhou - Wuxi - Yangzhou - Zhenjiang

Ge Garden was built during the reigns of Emperor Jiaqing (1796-1820) and Daoguang (1821-1850) of the Qing dynasty. It was a privately-owned garden of Huang Zhijun, a salt merchant, during that time. Having a special love of bamboo, he planted many in his garden. And since the shape of the bamboo plant resembles the Chinese character "ge", it was named "Ge Garden".

Ge Garden is famous for rockeries which are piled up with Mount Huang and Taihu Lake stones. They are elaborate in shape and present grand views that are rare within the country. Ponds and gullies, dotted everywhere, are another highlight of this garden.