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Year of the Dog Temple Fair at Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden
Feb 18

Year of the Dog Temple Fair

By Scott McDonald

Year of the Dog Temple Fair The Year of the Dog Temple Fair celebration is filled with barks of joy. Er nao, or “hot and noisy”, is the spirit behind the public event at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Everyone is invited to wish each other good fortune, prosperity, and good health. Dates: Sunday, February 18, […]

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Chinese New Year 2018
Feb 16

Chinese New Year: Four Thousand Years and Counting

By Kathy Gibler

新年好 Xīnnián hǎo – Happy New Year! People have been celebrating Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (春节), for over four millennia and its reach is growing.   First celebrated in China, people around the world now observe the holiday.  Almost everyone finds a good party irresistible.  Visit Vancouver’s Chinatown on Sunday, February […]

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Lanterns in the Garden 2018
Feb 16

Lanterns in the Garden 2018

By Scott McDonald

Discover a unique Vancouver winter experience with lanterns, delish food, musical performances, and stunning lights to dazzle your evening at Lanterns In The Garden | 温哥华·中国传统元宵节灯会! Last year, Lanterns In The Garden, a Zodiac Themed event, had 4,000+ guests to celebrate the grand Lantern Festival with us in the heart of Vancouver. This year features lanterns shaped […]

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Saanich peninsula farmland through the seasons
Feb 01

The Twenty-Four Seasons of a Year

By Kathy Gibler

The Twenty-Four Seasons of a Year At this time of year people often ask: what is there to see or do in a garden in winter? British Columbia has the warmest winter climate in Canada and hundreds of public gardens open to visit. Some like to see the ‘bones’ of the garden in winter. Gardeners […]

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Sun Yat-Sen 24th Annual Lantern Festival
Dec 21

24th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

By Scott McDonald

The 24th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival returns to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden on December 21 after a yearlong break! Produced in partnership with the Secret Lantern Society, the lantern festival transforms the Garden into an illuminated wonderland with hundreds of handmade lanterns, live music, light installations, and aromatic tea. 冬天来了! 温哥华的中山公园(Dr. Sun […]

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Mid Autumn Moon Festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Oct 06

2017 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: The Four Arts

By Scott McDonald

When the colours of the leaves turn from lush green to shades of gold, you know it is time to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden! On October 6, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival returns bigger and better with a special focus on the four arts of Chinese scholars: […]

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Jun 18

Penjing Workshop & Plant Sale

By Scott McDonald

A miniature landscape, penjing can be traced back to seventh-century China. Over the next 1,200 years, penjing developed into a highly skilled art form that was transported to Japan where it became known as the art of bonsai and known throughout the world. Using artificially dwarfed trees and shrubs, these arrangements are created in special […]

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Jun 17

Annual Plant Sale

By Scott McDonald

ANNUAL PLANT SALE June 17 – 19, 2016                                                               Eight Treasures Shop | Included with Garden Admission

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Sun Yat Sen Temple Fair
Feb 14

The Year of the Monkey Temple Fair 庙会

By Scott McDonald

To celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents The Year of the Monkey Temple Fair, a one-day festival on Sunday February 14th, 2016. This is a community event based on the 4000-year-old Chinese tradition of the Spring Festival, the largest and most important festival of the year in […]

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