The Garden Landscape Guide

Hu Xue-yan Villa (Hu Xueyan Garden)

The villa of Hu Xue-yan is by the shore of the West Lake in Hangzhou. It was made in 1872 by the founder of a herbal medicine business who lived 1823-1885. He was born in a poor family in Anhue province and died a very rich man.The house and garden were built at the zenith of his propserity. The garden has structures round a pond, rocks and caves.

18 Yuanbao Street, Hangzhou, China

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Hu xue yan garden2 Photograph courtesy Yan Mei
Hu xue yan garden1 Photograph courtesy Yan Mei