Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden wins

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden in Chinatown Photo courtesy of The Vancouver Sun

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden in Chinatown
Photo courtesy of The Vancouver Sun

Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul

Level 2
January 2012

A new National Geographic book names
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden
the number one city garden in the world.

National Geographic is a very popular and old magazine.
It is famous for its stories and photographs.
B.C.’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden beat
other famous city gardens in 2012
in places such as Paris, Hawaii, and New York.

Read the PDF. Try the Exercise.

B.C.’s 26-year-old garden
is in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown.
It is open all year.
Kathy Gibler, the director of the garden,
says the garden is more famous
around the world than in B.C.

Colour portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Photo by Militaryace, Public domain

Colour portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen
Photo by Militaryace, Public domain

Who was Dr. Sun Yat-Sen?
(November 12, 1866 – March 12, 1925)
Many people call him the “Father of Modern China”.
Click here to watch a video on Dr. Sun Yat-Sen.
Click here to read more about the garden.