Friends of Chinese Gardens 2011

Friends of the Chinese Garden Newsletter - November 2011
The newsletter is available for download here.
 
 
It is fast approaching the season of Spring so now is the ideal time to see the many beautiful plants which have been nurtured since the opening of the garden.
 
The Friends of the Garden recently donated a Flowering Chinese Plum Blossom tree which was planted along the back wall by the Tea House.
 
Another attraction is the release of 130 orange and yellow goldfish into the pond in the garden.  This will provide added interest to our younger visitors who are always on the lookout for these beautiful creatures in the water.
 
The Chinese Gardens also hires out an upstairs function room suitable for small group meetings or morning and afternoon tea functions.  It can accommodate up to approximately 12 people and is kept warm by a newly installed heat pump.  Charges are $150 for half day hire and $200 for full day hire.
Peter Chin and Malcolm Wong attended the Master Builders Awards in Invercargill on behalf of the Chinese Gardens Trust at the start of July.  Congratulations to Amalgamated Builders Ltd who won a gold award at the commercial section for the Garden.
 
Teaching and learning resources have been developed by the Ministry of Education to align with the NZ curriculum.  The units cover a variety of learning areas and curriculum levels and have an Asian focus or context for learning.  Check this website for what they have achieved on the Dunedin Chinese Gardens.
 
Web entry is asia-knowledge.tki.org.nz/curriculum resources
 
Frances Wong
Dunedin Chinese Gardens Trustee