Vintage landscape: in the Fati Gardens

Fati Gardens, 1900, Canton China, via Library of CongressCanton, China: Trained Bamboos in the Fati Gardens,” August 1, 1900, photographer unknown, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

A note on the picture’s caption card says, “suburb of Canton, with noted flower gardens,”  according to the Library’s online catalogue.

Fati Gardens, 1910 map of Canton, via WikipediaA 1910 map of Canton* indicates “Fati Flower Gardens” in the lower left corner, but I wasn’t able to find out anything about them. Canton is now known as Guangzhou.

*By W. & A. K. Johnston Limited, via Wikipedia.