The Humble Administrators Garden Or Zhouzheng Yuan Is Considered To Be The Fines ...
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Description: The Humble Administrators Garden or Zhouzheng Yuan is considered to be the finest garden in all of southern China . In 1997 , along with other classical gardens of Suzhou was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site . The gardens site was initially the residence and garden of Lu Guimeng , a Tang Dynasty scholar . Later it became monastery garden for the Dahong Temple . In 1513 CE , Wang Xiancheng an Imperial Envoy and poet of the Ming Dynasty appropriated the temple . In 1510 , he retired to his native home of Suzhou after long service in the East Imperial Secret Service , and began work on the garden . This garden was designed in collaboration with the renowned artist Wen Zhengming . The garden was named after a verse by Pan Yues Idlers Prose , " I enjoy a carefree life by planting trees and building my own house . . . I irrigate my garden and grow vegetables for me to eat . . . such a life suits a retired official like me well . " This verse symbolized Wangs desire to retire from politics and adopt a hermits life .