Presentation on theme: "Middlebury’s Chinese Scholar’s Garden. What is a Chinese Scholar’s Garden?"— Presentation transcript:
Middlebury’s Chinese Scholar’s Garden
What is a Chinese Scholar’s Garden?
Why at Middlebury? 1.Exemplifies the renowned environmental programs by promoting a harmonious relationship between man and nature 2. Showcases that we are truly an international institution by supporting the respect and learning of other cultures
Proposed Location Centrally located between the Atwater residence halls and the parking lot -- good meeting point amongst the three. Small scale; humble, unobtrusive nature of the garden.
Features Benches Can offer a resting place for private contemplation or also gathering spot for students. Bridge The bridge is a common architectural feature in Chinese gardens. Borrowed view of Vermont hills. Ideal for traversing muddy part of Atwater green. Dry Rock Garden Stones represent mountains. Middlebury has an abundance of local varieties of stone that can be used. Various Vegetation Sichuan style vegetation: wilder aspect so not as much upkeep.
Creating a Borrowed View
Vegetation Sichuan-style horticulture in combination with New England vegetation Plants chosen based on their ability to evoke the senses. BambooWintergreen
Conclusion Artistic appreciation of the aesthetics of Chinese gardens Stepping stone for other cultural gardens around campus