Over the summer we peeked through the striking orange fence at Huntington Gardens to catch a glimpse of the Chinese Garden that was underway. It didn't look like much at the time.
The construction of the garden began in May of 2005 and is now slated for a February 2008 opening. It has also been dubbed Liu Fang Yuan, or Garden of Flowing Fragrance, and we can't wait. Boasting a 1.5-acre lake bordered by Tai Hu rocks and five hand-carved stone bridges, a stream, and a canyon waterfall connecting to the Japanese Garden. Native Chinese plants including camellias, pine, and lotus will all be set against a backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains and the California Native Oaks that line the edges of the Huntington. You can track the progress online