Plant Diversity ›› 2011, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (01): 24-30.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2011.10240

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The Best of Both Worlds——Building Gardens With a Sense of Place

 Patricia D.RAVEN   

  1. Missouri Botanical Garden, USA
  • Received:2010-12-17 Online:2011-01-21 Published:2011-01-04


The last decade in China has been a period of great growth and renewal. More and more public garden has been built, many those gardens are built with Western-influenced styles and lack of Chinese factor. A garden with a strong sense of place will clearly put the visitor in a specific locality by astute use of design to support a distinctive regional character. Here the author gives several examples of famous gardens about how to keep the sense of place and try to give some useful suggestion on Chinese garden build.

Key words: Garden, The sense of place, Chinese regional style, Chinese garden style

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