Large Bonsai tree in pot. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

The Chinese garden is an expression of nature in a prescribed framework. Gardens are considered venues for spiritual and artistic endeavors, sites for celebrations, and works of art. The history of Chinese gardens is complex and divergent, and it is important to understand not only the design principles but also the spiritual basis of their construction.

Two main garden traditions in

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