Of Suzhou’s four exemplary nurseries, the Lion Forest Nursery is the most novel and unique

Lion Woods Nursery is popular for its intricate labyrinths produced using Taihu rock.


Lion Woods Nursery was supported and implicit 1342 by a gathering of Harmony Buddhist priests as a home for their Abbot Tian Ru. Tian Ru was the devotee of Priest Zhong Feng from the sanctuary of Lion Bluff on Tianmu Mountain so the nursery was named Lion Forest in Priest Zhong Feng’s honor.Visit :- Prestige Park Grove

The Lion Forest Nursery was extremely famous with China’s old rulers and was disparaged by a few sovereigns. Ruler Kangxi of the Qing Line (1644-1912) visited the nursery in 1703 and gifted the nursery with a tablet that he had expressed “Lion Woods Sanctuary”. With a rule of 61 years, Head Kangxi Sovereign was China’s longest reining ruler and an important supporter to the nursery.

Sovereign Qianlong, the grandson of Kangxi, visited the nursery multiple times and composed 10 sonnets about the nursery. He was so captivated to the nursery that he made imitations of the nursery in Beijing and Chengde. Ruler Xianfeng, the incredible grandson of Qianlong, seriously hated gardens and the Lion Forest Nursery fell into dilapidation during his rule.

The nursery was bought by a well off dealer Bei Renyuan in 1918 who had it fixed and added attractions like Corridor of Cheerful Galas. The nursery was “gave” (a decent approach to saying ordered) to the public authority after the freedom of China in 1949. The public authority remodeled the nursery and opened it to the general population in 1954. The nursery was recorded as a world legacy site in 2000.

Grounds and Design

The nursery is partitioned into two fundamental parts. The lodging complicated and the blend of rockery(maze) and focal lake.

The lodging complex contains lavishly ornamented structures, corridors and structures that each have their own style and character. Curiously this piece of the nursery holds a substantial boat on the edge of the lake with a layered design on the boat. This boat is practically equivalent to the substantial boat in Beijing’s Late spring Royal residence.

The rockery/labyrinth looks pretty conventional from an external perspective however is astounding within with north of 9 twisting ways through 21 caverns across 3 levels. The labyrinth is exceptionally interesting, confounding and you can without much of a stretch become bewildered while inside it. Moving from one piece of this nursery close to the lake to another is exceptionally aberrant in light of the fact that most passages are through the labyrinth.

The labyrinth is made from limestone Taihu rocks from Taihu Lake in Wuxi city. Initially the nursery’s stone developments were organized to seem to be lions in places like playing, battling and resting. Throughout the long term the lime stone rocks were worn by disintegration and never again look like lions.


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