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Chinese Scholar's garden-one of the paradise garden collection in Hamilton Garden, represented an imaginative world of allegory, fantasy, mystery and surprise and were rich in evocatice symbolism, ambiguity and thought provoking artiface. While these are elements found in some other ancient gardens and architecture, generally they are unfamiliar to modern western gardeners who focus on the functions of a garden and on plant collections. Hence we often find them difficult to understand and to value.

Emphasis was placed on primary views, - symbolism, reference to legends, mystery and illusion, sequence and contrast, and emphasis on time. The last of these refers to momentary, diurnal, annual, generational and eternal time frames. There was less emphasis on functionality. For example paths were not necessarily easy and direct but would often be winding and with a rough surface to consciously slow down the visitor (as on the Island of Whispering Birds).

Mr Wang Hong-min, Mayor of Wuxi, and Margaret Evans, Mayor of Hamilton formally opened the garden, on 28 February 1992.

More detail notes can be found from:
http://hamiltongardens.co.nz/collections/paradise-collection/chinese-scholars-garden

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