An introduction of Foshan Liang's Garden

Foshan China 2017-05-05

Liang's Garden locates on Songfeng road in Chancheng district, which is a general term for the garden house of Liang family. It’s mainly comprised by multiple groups in different locations including  "Twelve Stone Rooms", "Qunxing Thatched Hall ", "Fenjiang Thatched Cottage", "Hanxiang Inn" and etc. Liang's Garden is famous for its beautiful lake and rare stones, and it also collects the masterpieces of ancient calligraphers. Green water, rare stones and famous model calligraphy are thethree treasuresof LiangsGarden.


Liang's Garden wasconstructed in a phased manner (construction period of about 40 years) during Jiaqing and Daoguang periods of Qing Dynasty(1796-1850) by four local personalities, all of whom were poets, calligraphers and painters, i.e. Liang Airu, Liang Jiuzhang, Liang Jiuhua and Liang Jiutu(relationship of uncle and nephew).Liang's Garden is a typical representative of literati garden in Lingnan area in Qing Dynasty with an exquisite layout.


The dwelling houses, ancestral halls and gardens integrate into a whole and courtyards with Lingnan features are elegant and graceful. The gardening landscape does not stick to one single pattern and shows its pursuit of natural light and picturesque pastoral charm.


The garden is exclusively integrated by its various peculiar stones in a diversified fashion, stones of grotesque forms  from Taihu, Lingbi and Yinde are cleverly arranged in the garden, where the big ones could reach over 3 meters and small ones are less than 50 kilograms. Famous stones in the garden include “Su Wu tending flocks”, “Little Boy Worships Kuan-yin”, “Beauty Mirror”, “Palace Dance” and etc.


Rockeries in Liang's Garden are not simply “stacked” up, but they are united with the whole style of the garden. They are not splendid and  magnificent but still show the wonderful sights.


Paintings remain green throughout the year with diversified Lingnan fruit trees such as litchi, longan, jackfruit and etc., all of which form a courtyard covered by shadein the garden.


Source: Foshan Liang's Garden & WWW.CHANCHENG.GOV.CN