Just close to the Tangyue Archway Complex was the Bao's Family Garden. The garden was originally owned by Bao Qiyun, a weathy businessman and official who controlled the management of stitle trade during the periods of Qianlong and Jiaqin in the Qing Dynasty (1616-1911). Unfortunately, it was destroyed during the Taiping Rebellion. After renovations, the garden, occupying about 240,120 square meters, opened to tourists as the country's largest private garden. It also boasts the largest bonsai collection in the country, featuring nearly 10,000 delicate and rare potted plants. The Bao's Family Garden is comparable to the Plum Garden in Wuxi and the Humble Administrator Garden in Suzhou.
Entering the garden, you will be surely surprised to see so many beautiful and fascinating bonsai plants in various kinds of shapes. The Bao's Family Garden is also a must-see. Here, you not only can enjoy the masterpiece of Hui style garden, but also can see various kinds of delicate Bonsais.
There are so many bonsais all over the place. Flowers and grass being planted in pot, with small trees and little mountains, the bonsai looks like real. Bonsais concentrate large sceneries in small flower pots. The bonsai which is over 200 years old and named Sceneries of South China is the number one banyan bonsai in China. Here you can also enjoy the the largest bonsai in China with mountains, rivers, trees and stones which spreads long rivers and huge mountains before your eyes. The charm of bonsai really lies in representing a large world in a small space.