The Garden Landscape Guide

Guo Zhuang (Guo's Villa or Fenyang Villa)

The villa was built in 1851 and opened to the public in 1991, after being restored. It faces Spring Dawn, by the Sudi Causeway which crosses the West Lake, and has a distant view of the serene Southern Screen Hill and the Baochu Pagoda. The villa has two sections (1) Living in Quietness, where the owner lived (2) the Sky in the Mirror garden, with a pond surrounded by roofed corridors (lang), bridges, rockwork, trees and flowers.

Hangzhou, China

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Guo zhuang chinese garden Photograph courtesy Yan Mei
Fenyang villa chinese garden Photograph courtesy Yan Mei