Shanghai, People’s Republic of China Friendship Garden

Japanese Garden
Credit: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Credit: Evelyn R
Credit: Evelyn R
Chinese garden
Credit: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Credit: Donald McCrae
Chinese garden
Credit: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Credit: George McSorley
Credit: William Bannatyne
Credit: William Bannatyne
Credit: Morven Maciver
Credit: Morven Maciver
Credit: Morven Maciver
Credit: Morven Maciver
Credit: Morven Maciver
Credit: Morven Maciver
China Friendship Garden
At current location – Credit: Colin Copland
Garden Festival 'zone'

Health and Wellbeing

Type of object

Pavilion, building or other structure

Current situation


Current location, if known

Pagoda (and possibly wall) at Klondyke Garden Centre, Polmont (as at May 2022)


Awarded 'PR􀅣MIER INTE􀅤ATIONAL EXHIBIT' at the conclusion of the Garden Festival. The Klondyke Garden Centre also had a large floral logo (originally from the Glasgow Garden Festival) on their main outside wall, but this seems to have been removed. Could be confused with Dalian, People’s Republic of China Friendship Garden, or Hong Kong Friendship Garden.


  1. Lorraine Goodison says:

    This garden and pagoda, plus the curved wall with circular entrance stood beside Klondyke Garden Centre, Polmont, Falkirk for many years. It was closed off, fell into disrepair and demolished (I believe) in recent years when the whole centre underwent an upgrade. My favourite exhibit… I have photos somewhere, will dig them out

    1. Thanks Lorraine – apparently it’s still there (the Pagoda, at least) as of May 2022, so catch it while you can!

  2. Looks like the pagoda is located behind the garden center in Polmont.

  3. Violet Langston says:

    Not sure where this gateway is, but you can see the Shanghai Garden pagoda in the background

    1. It’s one of the ‘Folie de Grandeur’ sculptural entrances to the Rendezvous, so have moved it there.

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