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Chinese New Year

When:

Thu 19 Feb 2015, 7:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 20 Feb 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 21 Feb 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 22 Feb 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Dunedin Chinese Garden, Cnr Rattray & Cumberland Streets, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $9.00
  • Child: $0.00
  • Student/beneficiary: $6.00
  • Adult Annual Pass (12 months admission): $20.00
  • Studen/Beneficiary Annual Pass (12 months admission): $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: DCCMarketing

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Dunedin Chinese Garden.

Dragon Parade and Fireworks Thursday 19 February, 7pm - 10pm
7.15pm Dragon parade from Octagon | 7.45pm Dragon dance, cultural performances and food stalls at the Garden
Gold Coin Entry

Friday 20 February
Traditional tea ceremony and tasting
Visit the world of tea with this demonstration of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, with plenty of opportunity to taste some Chinese teas. Meet in the Tea House |12.30pm – 1pm

Cooking up a storm
Learn tricks and get some tips from our Chinese experts on how to make delicious Chinese dishes at home. Places are limited so please book | 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Window flowers for happiness
An old but still flourishing Chinese New Year tradition – make a paper cutting and pin it to windows and doors to welcome good luck for the New Year into your house. Meet in the Tower Room. Places are limited, so please book | 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 21 February
Authenticity – Architectural Garden Tour
Enjoy a tour through the Garden with Adrian Thein, senior Garden project manager, to hear about how the Garden was built, its symbolism and the cultural context of the Chinese Garden. Ting Pavilion by the ticket office | 10am – 11am

Once upon a time in ancient China
Listen to stories by Kat Anna Fiddle, from old traditional tales and legends to modern Kung Fu Panda, in the cosy Tower Room | 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Mandarin Experience class
Hear our talented teacher run through the basics of the Chinese Mandarin language. Learn some easy phrases to try out on friends and visitors or purely for interest’s sake! 2pm – 3pm

Why a Chinese Garden in Dunedin?
Take a free garden tour with Malcolm Wong, Chair of the Dunedin Chinese Gardens Trust, and learn about the Garden’s significance to Dunedin and what makes a Chinese Garden so special. Ting Pavilion by the ticket office | 3pm – 4pm

Sunday 22 February
Where are the flowers?
Join our gardener Ian Melvin on a tour to learn more about the botanical concept and what plants make up the Chinese Garden. Ting Pavilion by the ticket office. Places are limited so please book | 10am – 11am

Once upon a time in ancient China
Listen to stories by Kat Anna Fiddle, from old traditional tales and legends to modern Kung Fu Panda, in the cosy Tower Room | 10.30am – 11.30am

Pen Jing demonstration
Resident expert Brian will show you how the ancient art of miniature landscapes begins and explains their philosophy. In the Tea House. Places are limited so please book | 11am – 12pm

Cooking up a storm
Learn tricks and get some tips from our Chinese experts on how to make delicious Chinese dishes at home. Places are limited so please book | 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Calligraphy Demonstration
Discover the beautiful, ancient art of calligraphy in the Tower Room and try it yourself. Places are limited, so please book | 3pm – 4pm

All events are at the Dunedin Chinese Garden, and unless stated otherwise, are free with paid entry to the Garden. Children under 13 years accompanied by an adult have free entry. Activities, times and days are subject to change.

For bookings, please contact us on 03 477 3248 or chinesegarden@dcc.govt.nz

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