Member Profile

The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is many things to many people.  A Garden membership allows members to use the Garden as a refuge, as a tool for learning, or a place to meet new people.  Each visit is as unique as the visitor and member.  In this section, learn how some members see the Garden.


Stan Poirier

Individual Plus Member

Stan Poirier can easily recall his favorite moment in the Portland Classical Chinese Garden.  It was the very first Member Night of 2007 and he was simply captivated by the beauty he saw.  A member for three years, Stan had visited the Garden frequently as both a member and as a volunteer, but seeing the Garden at night was in his words, “a moment of awe”. 

“I remember how the reflections were so different from during the day.  It was a moment of awe at how beautiful it was and that I was still able to find new things,” Stan said recently.

By living nearby, Stan is able to walk to the Garden frequently and comes to the Garden to enjoy the peace and serenity within.  His Individual Plus membership allows him to bring a guest and he often brings one along. 

The Chinese Garden also offers Stan inspiration for his own garden.  A fan of the Garden’s many osmanthus, he has purchased many varieties at the Garden’s plant sale that our thriving in at his home. 

Stan’s is one of a thousand stories of the Portland Classical Chinese Garden.  Create your own story by becoming a member and discovering your own favorite moment.

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

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