St Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden Conceptual Designs

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

Structures to be installed in 2018 include:

  • Xiang Jiang Pavilion, replica of Changsha’s famous Aiwan Pavilion, GIFT FROM CHANGSHA
  • Hmong Embroidery Wall art sculpture
  • West Entrance Arch
  • East Entrance Donor Wall
  • Connecting scenic pathways, plantings, artistic rocks
  • Designated site for future cultural gift from Hunan Hmong
  • Visual connection between Main Pavilion and the “Meditation” statue by Master Lei Yixin
  • Year-round beauty

Future structures include:

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

Replica of Changsha Aiwan Pavilion

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Hmong Cultural Plaza

Preliminary Concept for Hmong Embroidery Wall

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The Hmong Embroidery Wall will be a stone sculpture at the site of the Xiang Jiang Pavilion and will contain embroidery symbols and other symbols representing the Minnesota Hmong and Hunan Hmong cultures.  This sculpture will recognize the historical, ancestral, and cultural connection between the Minnesota Hmong and their ancestral roots in Hunan Province, home of 3 million China Hmong.

Preliminary Design for West Entrance Arch

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Changsha Garden Maps

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