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Updated: 2011-09-23 11:46
(China Daily European Weekly)
Zurich's China Garden was a gift from sister city Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province. [Provided to China Daily]
On the last Thursday of every month a gardening expert leads guided tours around Zurich's glorious China Garden.
It was presented to the people of Zurich by its twin city of Kunming in Southwest China and was given as thanks for the technical and scientific aid the Swiss gave in developing Kunming's drinking water and drainage system.
Construction of the China Garden was commissioned by the Zurich Water Authority in 1993 to celebrate its 125th Jubilee.
The project was completed in 1993, under the direction of the Zurich City Gardening Department, together with gardening experts and tradesmen from Kunming and Zurich. The official opening took place in spring 1994, in the presence of the mayors of Kunming (Wang Tingchen) and Zurich (Josef Estermann).
The China Garden is a popular venue for corportate functions, birthdays and even weddings.
Date: Till Oct 22 (closes for winter)
Venue: China Garden
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