Four Noble Plants in Chinese Culture, Part I: Plum

Stories from the Museum Floor

In today’s Story from the Museum Floor, Fang from the Visitor team begins a four part exploration of the ‘Four Noble Plants’ and their significance in Chinese culture.

For more about our botany collections here at the Manchester Museum take a look at the curator’s blog. And to see more Chinese plants, please visit the British Museum touring spotlight Loan: A Ming Emperor’s Seat, up on our third floor from 7 February – 19 April 2020.

Manchester Museum’s hello future redevelopment will include the Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery. To find out more, and keep up to date with new developments at the Manchester Museum, take a look at our hello future blog.



In Chinese classical gardens there are certain conventional plant combinations, for example the Three Friends of Winter (Pine, Bamboo and Plum), as introduced in our 2019 Museum Advent Calendar. And now…

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