Bao’s Family Garden was originally the private garden of Bao Qiyun, a renowned businessman of Anhui province in Qing Dynasty, which is a perfect combination of gardens and bonsai of Hui style. It is as well-known as the Humble Administrator’s Garden in Suzhou and Liyuan Garden in Wuxi. It was ruined in the late Qing Dynasty and was renovated by later generations, which is now the largest sightseeing spot for appreciating gardens and bonsai in China. Occupying 350 mu in coverage, the garden is home to tens of thousands of delicate bonsais of different genres domestic and abroad. It has applied for World Cultural Heritage and Guinness World Record.
Bonsais in Bao’s Family Garden is complete in varieties, diversified in shapes and delicate in appearance. Bonsais potted with stump are natural and unique, while the ones posted with stones are impressive and magnificent. Visiting the garden is just like lingering around an artistic museum of bonsai, where visitors could bask in the breathtaking flowers, luring waters and jaw-dropping bonsais heartily. The Bao’s Family Garden neighbors on the striking Tangyue Memorial Archways and the two blend to each other so harmoniously, creating a perfect picture brimming with Anhui culture and folk flavor
The Bao’s Family Garden enjoys great reputation in the world, such as “mother of oriental gardens” and “Mekka of garden-lovers” and the likes. Bonsais collected in the garden are so rare and precious that it captivates uncountable travel-addicts to pay a visit despite fatigue and long journey. It turns out that visitors are easy to come here but hard to leave. As a must-see in Huangshan China, the enticing Bao’s Family Garden really deserves a visit.
Chinese Pinyin: bao jia hua yuan
Opening Time: 7:30-18:00
Ticket price:80 Yuan (including visiting the Tangyue Memorial Archway)
Location: Tangyue Village, Shexian County, Huangshan City
How to get to: The No. 10 bus in Shexian County shuttles to Tangyue village directly and it costs 2 Yuan to get there.