Qianlong Garden, China

A Heritage from Home Virtual Tour

The private retreat of the Qing Dynasty’s fourth emperor, located in the heart of the legendary Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Qianlong Garden spans over two acres. Across its four courtyards, elaborate rookeries, and 27 pavilions and structures, the centuries-old garden boasts flawlessly preserved spaces and interiors straight from Imperial China.

Join WMF Executive Vice President Darlene McCloud for a virtual visit of the site’s extravagant decors and an exploration of WMF’s nineteen-year effort to preserve them. This guided tour will explore the history and complexity of Qianlong Garden’s first pavilion, Juanqinzhai, and highlight the bold designs of the majestic Fuwangge pavilion. 

Video release date: Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Darlene McCloud, WMF Executive Vice President

Darlene McCloud manages the Qianlong Garden Conservation Project and the CRAFT Educational program in China. She serves as Executive Vice President for WMF and leads the effort to strengthen the organization's global presence through the five affiliate offices. Darlene joined the staff in 2012 bringing more than three decades of experience in preservation and development.



About Heritage from Home

Heritage from Home brings viewers behind the scenes to some of World Monuments Fund’s most iconic sites around the globe guided by the WMF experts who safeguard them for the future. 

Subscribers to this series will receive a new video in their inbox once a month. WMF members have the added opportunity of attending a live virtual presentation and post-video discussion with WMF staff for select events.