Chinese Garden in Zurich

September 16, 2014

There was a moment while visiting Zurich that I felt as if I had been transported to Asia. That happened while visiting this stunning Chinese garden.

Chinagarten Zürich is a gift from Zürich's Chinese partner town Kunming. The garden is an expression of one of the main themes of Chinese culture, the "Three Friends of Winter" – three plants that together brave the cold season – pine, bamboo and plum blossom. Trees and flowers represent the source of feelings and aspirations. The pond is lined with willows, as symbol of pure water and holyness. Bamboo is representing a forest, with its deep unique sound when wind is blowing. Pine symbolizes the male principle among the trees and a long life. The "Three Friends of Winter's" third part is the plum blossom, beginning to bloom in late winter, and therefore a joyful symbol of spring.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.
Thanks for reading!
Cristina xo


  1. soooooooooooooo beautiful place..I like your pics

  2. Love this garden. What a gem


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