Friday, January 09, 2015

Penjing Garden at the Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou

This penjing garden is a fenced-off enclave within the Humble Administrator’s Garden. It's not very big, but it has enough trees to enthral any bonsai practitioner (see images below).

This garden had a good mix of species, but conifers, especially pines were still a majority. Images below show some of the larger pines in the garden.

There were a lot of medium sized pines as well (see images below).

Junipers were well represented too (images below). 

Images below show a few Podocarpus penjing.

Busy backgrounds of this garden made it difficult to take good photos of the trees. It was especially challenging to photograph deciduous trees. I did get lucky in some instances. Below are some photos of the deciduous trees taken against plain backgrounds.

More deciduous tree images below. 

There were a few instances of broad leaved trees with the leaves on, which would give you a glimpse of how deciduous penjing look in autumn (see images below).

And finally, there were a few rock penjing compositions shown in the images below.

This place is a must for a bonsai enthusiast visiting Suzhou.

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