LIU MING YUAN CHINA FRIENDSHIP GARDEN – Educational Materials:

To learn more about the symbols on the Hmong Heritage Wall, click here for Self-Tour Guide.

To learn more about the symbols on the Xiang Jiang Pavilion, click here for Self-Tour Guide.

To learn more about the poetry on the Xiang Jiang Pavilion, click here for Self-Tour Guide.

To learn more about the elements and philosophy of a China Garden, click here for Self-Tour Guide.

St Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden Conceptual Designs

View “Video Walk” through the (proposed) China Garden – click here

Structures installed in 2018 include:

  • Xiang Jiang Pavilion, replica of Changsha’s famous Aiwan Pavilion, GIFT FROM CHANGSHA
  • Hmong Heritage Wall art sculpture
  • East Entrance Donor Wall
  • Rock landscaping
  • Visual connection between Main Pavilion and the “Meditation” statue by Master Lei Yixin
  • Year-round beauty

Structures installed in 2019 include:

  • West Entrance Archway and plaza
  • Paving plaza around Donor Wall
  • Walkway to Archway
  • Garden Naming Stone

Future structures include:

  • Weiming Lu Calligraphy Poetry Stone
  • Hmong Cultural Plaza
  • Stone garden leading to water channel
  • Lakeside pavilion (indoor classroom) with waterside patio, zigzag veranda,small pavilion
  • Chinese arched bridge connecting the island
  • Tai Qi Plaza with Moon Gate

Xiang Jiang Pavilion, Replica of Changsha Aiwan Pavilion

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Proposed Hmong Cultural Plaza

Hmong Heritage Wall – 2018

   

The Hmong Heritage Wall is a stone sculpture made of pink granite at the site of the Xiang Jiang Pavilion and contains Cultural symbols representing the Minnesota Hmong and Hunan Hmong cultures.  This sculpture recognizes the historical, ancestral, and cultural connection between the Minnesota Hmong and their ancestral roots in Hunan Province, home of 3 million China Hmong.

West Entrance Archway – 2019

Changsha Garden Maps

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Download China Friendship Garden Conceptual Designs (pdf)

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