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In Bloom

If you love lotuses, you’re in good company. The Chinese neo-Confucian philosopher Zhou Dunyi (1017-1073) admired the lotus above all other flowers because the perfect blossoms rise untainted from the mud, a metaphor for purity and incorruptibility. Summer is the ideal season to cultivate your own love for lotuses; the flowers are in bloom at the Lily Ponds, in the Japanese Garden, and in Chinese Garden (near the aptly named Love for the Lotus Pavilion).


About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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