Beiming Yuan – Garden of Northern Brightness

Minneapolis – Harbin Sister City China Friendship Garden


The China Garden Committee of USCPFA-MN and the MN China Friendship Garden Society are working to create a China Garden at Washburn-Fair Oaks Park, across from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  This will be a sister-city China Friendship Garden with Northern-style architecture.  Harbin has been the sister-city to the City of Minneapolis since 1992

First Traditional Northern-Style Garden in the United States

  • Sister-City project between City of Minneapolis and its sister-city Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
  • Located in Washburn-Fair Oaks Park across from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Partnering with Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, which is developing a Master Plan for the Washburn-Fair Oaks Park, with an option to include a Northern-style China Garden.

Download the Harbin Garden Brochure (PDF)

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Garden Site and Possible Features Slideshow