Plants and objects in China Landscape

China Landscape at the British Museum

Trees provided the structure for this landscape, with an understorey of shrubs, climbers and flowering plants. At one end, bamboos formed a grove beside the path.

China is the home of many of the world’s favourite flowers, and is famous for its classical scholar’s gardens – picturesque environments created for social gatherings and silent contemplation. A trellis, a stone table, a scholar’s rock and a rock inscribed with calligraphy refer to this tradition, where nature and design combine.

At the completion of the landscape, Camden Council will relocate many of the plants to Brunswick Square as a lasting legacy of China Landscape for local communities.

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