2021-03-02

The masterpiece of the private gardens of Jinling in the late Qing Dynasty, Nanjing Hujia Garden, “Spring Can’t Be Closed”

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The masterpiece of the private gardens of Jinling in the late Qing Dynasty, Nanjing Hujia Garden, “Spring Can’t Be Closed”

March 2, Jiangsu Province In Nanjing, the pavilions, terraces and pavilions in the Hu’s Garden are full of spring. Hujia Garden (also known as “Yuyuan”) is known as “Jinling Lion Forest” and is a masterpiece of private gardens in Jinling in the late Qing Dynasty. Hujia Garden is located in the southwest corner of Nanjing City. In the thirteenth year of Tongzhi in the Qing Dynasty (1874), Hu Enxie, the prefect of Nanjing from Suzhou, resigned and returned to his hometown. He bought the former site of the West Garden and built the garden in the second year. It was almost completed two years later. Hu Enxie’s garden was named “Yuyuan”, which means “big wisdom is foolish”, and it is commonly known as “Hujia Garden”. Photo by Yang Bo