This garden is the result of recent cooperation with Beijing’s Garden Museum. An open invitation to take a poetic stroll around a circular pond bordered with bamboos and roses.
Time is as much a key factor in gardens as it is in our lives, whatever the culture. This Chinese garden, created by the Beijing Garden Museum, is a reflection on the infinite. It makes reference to the Moebius strip, a western symbol for infinity, a band whose boundary is homeomorphic to a circle – which only has one side, in other words, unlike an ordinary band, which has two.
It also refers to Yin and Yang. In Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang (Tàiji tù) are two complementary categories also linked to infinity. Among other things, Yin evokes the female principle, the moon, darkness, freshness and receptiveness, while Yang, among other things, represents the male principle, the sun, luminosity, heat and momentum. This duality may also be associated with many other complementary opposites: pain / pleasure, aversion / desire, or agitation / calm, for example.
When you enter the garden, you come across a circular pathway, a circular lawn, a circular rose walk and a pond, symbol of Yin and Yang.
The combination of Moebius strip and Tàiji tù represents an alliance between the oriental and occidental garden.
With this union of eastern and western cultures, the garden immerses us in an infinite vision of the garden of the future, the message it carries being the need to respect heritage and history… and the world to come.