The newest addition to the Garden is the Nine Dragon Wall. In traditional Chinese architecture, screen walls were used to block or prevent negative energy from entering a property. Nine Dragon Walls were built by imperial families and can still be found in many imperial palaces in China today. The dragon is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck and historically was reserved exclusively for the Emperor. In ancient times, use of the dragon symbol by anyone else was strictly prohibited.
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a powerful symbol that represents the unification of China for the first time in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). It also represents the ability of the Chinese to work together for a common good and has become a symbol of unity, protection, and the Chinese culture itself.
The Edmonton Chinese Garden Nine Dragon Wall
The Nine Dragon Wall within the Edmonton Chinese Garden is prominently located to not only block negative energy, but also to give auspicious blessings. The wall was carved out of stone by artisans in China, weighs 160 tonnes and measures about 19 m (62 feet) long, 5.6 m (18 feet) high, and features a mural of nine dragons on one side and a mural of the Great Wall of China on the other.
As part of our fundraising efforts, we are excited to announce very special opportunities for donors. By making one of the below donations, your generosity will be recognized by an engraving of your name on the border below either the Great Wall of China or the Nine Dragon Wall murals, which are located on the Nine Dragon Wall. You will also become a permanent member of the Edmonton Chinese Garden Society (ECGS).
Donations of $10,000 or more
There is a single opportunity for recognition of a donation of $10,000 or more in the middle of the bottom border of the Great Wall of China mural. Your name will be engraved on a block measuring 30 cm high by 60 cm wide and can be engraved in English, Chinese, or a combination of both. The engraved English and Chinese characters are limited to 2.5 cm in height and limited to the space provided.
Donations of $5,000 or more
There are also several but limited opportunities for recognition of donations of $5,000 or more. Each donor’s name will be engraved on a block 30 cm high by 45 cm wide located on the border below either the Nine Dragon mural or the Great Wall of China mural. The engraving can be in English, Chinese, or a combination of both. The engraved English and Chinese characters are limited to 2.5 cm in height and limited to the space provided.