Imperial Gardens In China

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In the long Chinese history, development of gardens was changing from the Shang Dynasty and almost come to the peak in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Both of the imperial gardens in northern China and scholar gardens in River South were built for resting and amusement. However, they have their own characteristics because of their difference in purposes and locations. For instance, while the scholar gardens were built in small sizes and show beautiful, elegant style, the imperial gardens embody "spectacular" style in its vast area. Hence, in the following, I will compare the differences on various aspects in depth, by taking the examples of imperial gardens, the Summer Palace, Imperial Summer Villa of Chengde, and the scholar gardens, Humble Administrator's…show more content…
p.2 Thus, the Summer Palace used the entire Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake as its large scale water feature. As "a pool of three mountains" : Nanhu Island, algae Kam Tong, cure mirror Court, Kunming Lake, which fully embody the unique royal garden. Imperial Summer Villa of Chengde also took the advantage of the favorable natural conditions attached to the hills, suitably arranged landscape architecture and scenic spots. For instance, hold mountain lake promenade and stone fence, the lake and the mountains but apparently distinguish closely linked. The elements in scholar gardens scaled down size but took through generalization, abstraction of the natural image of the re-creation. In the humble administrator garden, there are numerous pavilions and bridges set among a maze of connected pools and islands, which is known as the crown that people can taste the mood of the Yangtze River Delta. Besides, the pond at western garden runs from north to south, although small, it is planned with meticulous care and precision, and the lingering garden do the same as…show more content…
Green coverage rate is relatively low, mainly in order to show a human being to see natural effect. Plants in areas, ornamental trees less than the south, especially the lack of broad-leaved evergreen trees and flowers in winter, it also constitutes the imperial garden plant landscaping theme. Each midwinter, the leaves fall off, the water freezes, and quite desolate Wintry Painting. The scholar gardens on Jiangnan take the advantages in good climate condition, that is seasonal changes and great variety of soil for growing flowers. The Humble Administrator is called having the culmination of plants such as camellia. Also, as the owners intended to build a garden after retiring and just do some gardening work like planting trees and vegetables, rich vegetation were included in great variety. Also, a lot of lotus were planted, as it is a plant with pure and lofty character in Chinese culture. At the same time, multiple plant trees such as peach trees, Wu bamboo pines were planted to give a different beautiful
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