Peony perfection

It’s happened again, right on schedule. Millions of peonies and besotted fans have come together in China’s Henan Province to celebrate China’s beloved national flower. Virtually unknown in the west, the Luoyang Peony festival attracts millions of tourists each year,…

Through the moon gate

Spring is a gorgeous reminder of how much our gardens owe to China: wisteria, plum blossom, magnolia, rhododendron, azalea et al. The influence goes beyond the botanical too. Take the Moon Gate. Peter Whitehead was struck by Colin Barlow’s postcard…

China – The Wow Moments

Spring was breaking as Libby Cameron and her group of Ross travellers journeyed through China from Beijing to the Tang dynasty tombs and their terracotta figures in Xian, the peony festival in Luoyang, the beauty of Hangzhou and Suzhou and the…