A new Chinese “Suzhou” Garden has opened in Dublin to celebrate the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.
Suzhou is a city in China that is known as “The Garden City” or “The Venice of the East“.
The garden is located within the “Clock Tower Model Gardens“, off the Main Avenue in St. Anne’s Park, and it can be accessed from the Garden for Patio & Miniature Roses, via the Herbaceous Borders (see the Map of St. Anne’s Park for details).
The garden was gifted by the Chinese Embassy last summer to Dublin for BLOOM 2011 in the Phoenix Park. With the help of Bord Bia and the Main Construction Contractor, Peter O’Brien Landscapes, Dublin City Council Parks Section have now installed this beautiful new garden in St. Anne’s Park for the whole city to enjoy.
Derek McDonnell from Peter O’Brien Landscapes not only oversaw the initial installation at “Bloom”, but also supervised the deconstruction & reconstruction in its present site.
Huge thanks to Mick Hartford, Noel McEvoy and Eoin Ward at DCC Parks as well for great planning and funding the overall project.
The garden was formally opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Mr Andrew Montague and the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland HE Luo Linquan in February 2012.
Visit this fabulous new addition to the park and then stop for lunch or a cup of coffee at the Tir na nÓg Caife Red Stables. Enjoy your day!