Ho Family Garden, Yangzhou, China

Ho Family Garden (何园) also known as Jixiao Villa(寄啸山庄) is the last but best work among the private gardens in Yangzhou. It is the National Cultural Relic Protection Unit and National AAAA class View Area. Along with Yihe Garden in Beijing and Humble Administrator’s Garden in Suzhou, it is among the first list of National Key Gardens. Ho Family Garden consists of three parts: the back garden, the residential area, the Pian Shi Shan Fang. In the garden, there are the double-path cloister which contributes to the embryo of world’s flyover, the China longest winding corridor,the only China ancient stage on water,Yuxiu Building within the Chinese building arts and western building arts, as well as the best-deserved Nanmu Hall in largest scale in the south of Yangtze River. Tong Jun, Liu Guozhen, Pan Guxi, Luo Zhewen and Chen Congzhou, Chinese ancient garden experts, praised for Ho Family Garden’s unique architectural style and said it “the only copy in gardens of southern Yangtze delta”. Professor Luo Zhewen specially wrote“the Most Important Garden in Late Qing Dynasty ” for Ho Family Garden. As the development of Yangzhou’s tourism, it will be a must-see place for tourists who travel in Yangzhou.

Ho Park, located in Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, Xu Ding Men Street No. 66, also known as “Xiao-Xiao Villa” is a built in the mid-Qing Dynasty Chinese classical garden architecture, known as “the first garden in the late Qing Dynasty” , An area of ​​1.4 million square meters, construction area of ​​7,000 square meters. Ho Park by the Qing Emperor Guangxu He Zhizhi made, piece ShiShan room ShiShu master stack mountain works. Ho Park is a national key cultural relics protection units, the main attractions are complex road corridors, riding buildings and so on. Ho Park is the late Qing Dynasty Yangzhou garden masterpiece, as the national key cultural relics protection units.

Ho Park’s main feature is to give full play to the function and charm of the corridor building, 1500 meters complex Road corridor, rare in Chinese landscape architecture. Left shunt, high and low hooked up, the title of mountains and water, sexually explicit, form an all-weather three-dimensional landscape and tour space, the United States played a variation of the loop of the Chinese garden art and accessible in essence, it is China’s first prototype of the overpass.

Plant configuration in the garden is also unique. Plum blossom, osmanthus, tree, in the northern foothills of peony, red maple Nanshan, banana and so the next pre-trial Indus, guhuai, architecture, both throughout the year and a half of the layout next to the station, but also among the day Change sooner or later.

Private Garden Chinese classical building layout, different from other garden symmetry axis concept, uses a natural law which pavilions irregularly distributed or scattered among or artificial topography formed by the landscape taken Heaven One of the conception of unity. He Zhiyi built in the Qing Emperor Guangxu nine years (1883) Yangzhou Ho Park, not only well versed in the landscape of Chinese landscapes, are also familiar with the open layout and by a variety of two layers of corridors formed network-like structure, the concept of innovation.

There are many celebrities living in any park. Famous Chinese painting master Huang Binhong, he came to Yangzhou six times, living on the first floor of the riding floor east. Well-known writer Zhu Qianhua, who lived in any park for more than five years, its former home on the second floor of the horse riding floor.

Ho Park The whole garden is divided into East Park, West Park, Park Court House, Rock Hill House four sections, stone Shek Shan room in the south of East Park, garden homes are by the East Park, West Park and Shek Pik Shan surrounded by the park The two floors of Slinky and Concourse with the front of the house into one.

East Park
East Park’s main building is surrounded by Hall, a boat hall, Shan Yan Xieshan style, with corridors, Miankuo 15.65 meters, 9.50 meters deep. Hall like a boat-shaped, surrounded by pebbles, tile paving, patterns for the water-like, giving the habit of living in water. This building as the main view, south to the Ming porch, hanging woodcut sentence “Moon master master plum guests, flowers for the four wall boat for the home”; North Hall has a rockery wall and built; east of a hexapod , Leaning against the vermilion wall; west stone steps gently turn to the gallery; the south has built five hall, three gallery, complex road gallery in half a platform.

West Park
West Park, open space, the central there is a large pool, gallery room corridor built around the pool. The width of the pond is seven meters in width and the height of the roof is scattered. The three towers in the middle of the tower are slightly protruded. The two sides of the tower are slightly convergent. The corners of the tower are slightly curved and shaped like a butterfly. Adjacent to the building with complex Road, and separated from the rockery, the gallery has a leaky window to see both sides of the scene. Ikebukuro East Stone Bridge, and water heart through the Pavilion, Pavilion South Quqiao wave, and the platform connected. Chi West a group of rockeries, there are three hanging flower Hall, there are Yellowstone rockery folder Road. Complex west of the pool west of a three-room two-story small building, monopoly corner of the small courtyard.

Rock Hill room
Tightly adjacent to any garden is the “Rock Hill House” is the painting of the late Ming and Qing Dynasties stone Taoist stack of human isolated. She is located in the abdomen Shek Shan Shek, possession of a stone house. Rock Hill House was renovated in 1989, the lintel on the “Rock Hill House” Department of Tao Tao ink transfer.

Ming Nanmu Hall
Shek Pik Shan room east of a Phoebe Hall, Ho Park is the oldest preserved architecture, commonly known as Ming Nanmu Hall, by 2012 has 300 years of history, the hall west of a “not tied to the boat,” sitting on the boat Can look down on the fish, just like the return of the vessel sailed from the outside, implying a smooth and steady, smooth sailing, sitting on the boat overlooking the fish pond.

Kum nan hall
Jade Embroidery House in front of an area of ​​160 square meters of “with the Church,” is currently the largest preserved Yangzhou, the most complete a Nanmu Hall, where the owner’s place of meeting. Nanmu Hall The main hall on both sides of the door, a combination of Western architectural techniques, the use of a large block of 4 square meters, 9 mm thick glass, have a good lighting effects.

Water in the month
Moon in the water is a rocky mountain rockery room at a spectacle. During the day there is a bright moonlight in the pool of water, and with the change of the viewer’s view, there is a difference between a cloudy and a long one. Formerly stacked stone wall after a hole, with different perspectives were stacked stone obscured.

Ho ancestral hall
Ho ancestral hall covers an area of ​​about 300 square meters, is located in Heyuan southwest side, close to Heyuan Rock Hill room, the ancestral temple from east to west to form the size of the ancestral temple. The ancestral hall looks like the original authentic ancestral temple replica replica, showing He Zhizhi and its image of the top five generations, on April 30, 2007 officially opened.

Horse riding floor
Jade embroidered floor along the complex road corridor to the east into the riding floor, horse riding floor is what Park’s guest house, shaped like a saddle, divided into east and west two buildings. East Building, also known as East First Floor, north east neatly arranged on the second floor, east third floor. The three buildings are all two-story, front and rear connected, up and down the same.

Jade embroidered floor
The theme building of Jade Embroidery House is a two-story brick and wood structure in front and back. It not only adopts the traditional Chinese concept of string house, but also incorporates western architectural techniques, such as French shutters and windows, Japanese sliding door, French fireplace , Iron bed and so on.

Peony Hall
To enter the east gate of Ho Park, the first thing you see is Ho Park’s back garden. The whole back garden is divided into East and West areas. Through the “whistling Villa” round hole door, presented in front of the Peony Hall, on the face of the gable embedded “Feng Blowing Peony” brick carving, hence the name of Peony Hall.

Stick rockery
Adhered to the rock wall in the back of the boat hall wind wall clinging to the wall stacked a group of up to 60 meters of rockery, there are winding Road, there are empty valley meet, the water around the valley, the moon on the hill Pavilion, On the Road, Corridor, the formation of the whole park up and down three-dimensional traffic.

Boat hall
Among all the buildings in East Garden, the boat hall is the most exquisite. The whole hall is shaped like a ship. The pebbles around the hall and the tiles are watered like water, giving the impression of living in water. Hall next to the pillars on the couplets: “month to do the owner of Mei guest, flowers for the four wall boat for the home,” around the boat hall with transparent glass inlaid windows.

Fu Road corridor
Complex Road, that is, in the middle of the double corridor folder to form a wall, play the role of diversion. Fu Road intersection on the one hand leads to the Butterfly Gallery, while leading to the reading building, reading room is located in the northwestern corner of the boat hall back body. Into the West Park is the first to see is the whole corridor throughout the corridor, a total length of more than 1,500 meters, known as the prototype of China overpass. Corridor, Yangzhou commonly known as string floor, points on the next two floors, the East Park, West Park, residential courtyards are linked together on both sides of the corridor southeast corridor covered with holes and water windows.

Water Pavilion
West Park to the pool center, the pool is the heart of the water Pavilion, the water Pavilion is China’s only water theater, designed for the owner to watch opera, song and dance and cool scenery. “Dream of Red Mansions”, “My Fair Princess”, “Bi Sheng” more than 100 films and television shows have been here.

Butterfly Hall
North of the pool is the host banquet hall for banquets guests, because the corner of the house expensive Alice, like wings fluttering butterflies, so called Butterfly Hall. Wooden wall of the hall engraved with the name of the ancient calligraphy and painting.

On the moon floor
Twists and turns from the complex Southbound, is the moon tower, also known as Yi Xuan House, the owner’s mother lived in this. Both sides of the iron railings are imported from abroad at that time, are engraved with “longevity” message.

Colleagues Hall
Tongren Hall to “colleagues” was named to commemorate 60 years ago in Ho Park founded a school – Tongren School, Tongren Hall was a classroom. This colleague middle school history is not long, not too many students, but distinctive features, outstanding performance.

In May 2014, the theme oil painting and watercolor exhibition entitled “China Dream · Yangzhou Dream · Heyuan Dream” jointly organized by Heyuan Administrative Office of Yangzhou City and Professor Zhou Mingyang’s School of the Arts of Yangzhou University was held in Heyuan during the May Day holiday Jade embroidered floor formally exhibited. On the morning of May 1, two painting masters from Professor Zhou Mingyang’s workshop painted on-site.

Dragon Boat Festival activities
On June 2, 2014, Dragon Boat Festival, Ho Park planned and organized the theme activities of Dragon Boat Festival Series: “Colorful Rope Weaving”, “Dragon Boat Festival Drizzling fragrant dumpling – package dumpling contest”, “Dragon Boat Festival incense, “And” childlike innocence and the growth of our motherland, “and so on, has attracted the majority of visitors to the park to participate in the braided rope, wrapped dumplings match.