14 September, 2018

Opening of the Yu Garden Photo Exhibition and Dunedin Chinese Garden 10th Birthday

On Friday, 14th September, I attended the opening of the Yu Garden Photo Exhibition and the official start of the Dunedin Chinese Garden’s (Lan Yuan) 10th birthday celebrations. 10 years have passed since Lan Yuan was officially opened by Prime Minister Helen Clark in September 2008.

A special cake, speeches from Peter Chin, Malcolm Wong, Yu Garden representative, Chinese Consul General, and Deputy Mayor capped off a great start for the celebrations at Lan Yuan.

The photos on display showed classic scenes from Yu Garden and reminded me of my visit there many years ago. Along with a series of visiting scholar’s seminars, there are other activities in and around Lan Yuan such as poetry competitions.