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History: Built in the year 1885-1887 by the retired official Renlansheng , the name derived from a famous aphorism named Zuozhuan by zuoqiuming in Eastern Zhou Dynasty ( 770BC-210BC), “ By loyal to the Emperor when in officialdom , be meditative on the previous faults while retreat from it”. The garden itself is a typical late Qing dynasty architecture.The whole area covers about one fifth acres. Very compact and harmonious, it is a little different from the other garden designed because of its limitation in the land and space, it was designed west to east , comparing of West houses , Middle residential Area and east garden.
In 1986 ,based on the original version of this garden, in Staten Island Botanical Garden Network city in USA , they built a 3850 square inches Chinese style garden named :“The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden”,