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Phase II Under Way - Goal: $22 million

Thanks to the generosity of local, national, and international donors who gave $18.3 million, Phase I of the Chinese Garden at The Huntington was completed in 2008. The Garden of Flowing Fragrance (Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園) is one of the largest, finest, and most authentic classical Chinese style gardens outside of China. It includes a lake, seven pavilions, and five bridges set amidst a landscape of plants native to China and Southern California. Designed to inspire and educate, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance hosts a rich program of lectures, festivals, and world-class Chinese cultural events, all funded by private donations.

Left to right: Garden of Falling Petals, Flowery Brush Studio

Left to right: Garden of Falling Petals 落英苑, Flowery Brush Studio 筆花書房

Working with our partners in China, we are continuing construction of Phase II, which will add remarkable new areas for enjoyment and education. A portion of Phase II, including a boat pavilion, stage and courtyard, and rockery have already been built. Additional pavilions, an art gallery, and display of miniature landscapes remain to be constructed, and when completed, will make the Garden of Flowing Fragrance the only center for the study of Chinese garden culture in America, allowing all visitors to learn and enjoy Chinese art, literature, history, architecture, botany, and design.


The projected cost to build Phase II is $22 million, with approximately $8 million remaining to be raised. Gifts of all sizes are welcome. Permanent recognition starts at $10,000 and special recognition opportunities begin at $100,000.


As a beloved, world renowned resource for scholars, schoolchildren, families, and the community, The Huntington provides an incomparable context for the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. Now, by helping to complete Phase II, you can help ensure that the Garden of Flowing Fragrance becomes fully realized for future generations.


For information on how you can be a part of Phase II, please contact Rebecca Shea at or 626-405-2277.

Left to right: World in a Wine Pot, Cloudy Forest Court

Left to right: World in a Wine Pot 壺天, Cloudy Forest Court 雲林院


Our thanks to the following donors who have made gifts of $50,000 or more to Phase II of Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園 (as of April 27, 2016)

Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation

The Cheng Family Foundation

In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Wen - Hua Chang: C. Joseph and Shwu- Nuo H. Chang, Dr. Frederick Chang, Patrick Chang

Margaret F. Leong and Michael P. Checca

Fred Y. and Sarah W. Chen

Andrew and Peggy Cherng and the Panda Restaurant Group

The William and Jeanette Chow Family: Joyce, Wilson, Jessica, Jacqueline Fong Yu, and Wyatt Fong De Chow

Nancy, Harry, Karen, Kevin, and Kirk Chu

East West Bank

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Goodwin and Yama Gaw

Mr. Huang Nubo and the Zhongkun Group

In memory of Marian Prentice Huntington and her son John Brockway Huntington: Marian Prentice Huntington Schinske, Elizabeth Gompertz Huntington, and Julie Bates Huntington de Polo

Michael, Eva, Aaron, Morgan, and Nathan Jen

Jennie Kiang and HYI

Engr. Joseph L. Koo and Dr. Helen C. Koo

David and Ellen Lee and the Lee Family

Michael, Michelle, and Rachel Lee

The Li Family: Hailin, Xiaoyan, Xiang, Han, Irwin

June and Simon K.C. Li

The Lin Family: William, Lucy, Stephanie, and Dennis Lin

Judy Yin Shih and Joel Axelrod

Christina Singleton and Celene Qingyun Mednick

In loving memory of Yi-Hsiang Sun: Mei-Chu Hsu Sun

Tsan Tsung Memorial Foundation

Wan-go and Virginia Weng

Richard and Bobbie Woo

J. Yang and Family Foundation

The Zhang Family: Sophia, Jeffrey, Caren, and Johnny Zhang

The Zhang family: Simon, Claire, Tiffany, and Maggie


And a special thanks to these in-kind donors:

Air China

China Shipping (Group) Company

COSCO–China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company

The Dedeaux Family and DART Trucking Company

Elizabeth Dong and Samuel Liu, Owners of SBT Bus Line

The Lincoln Plaza Hotel

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