Art and Design, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Sep  2021, Pages 44-58; DOI:

Analysis on the Microclimate Landscape Design of South China Gardens - Evidence from Qinghui Garden in Guangdong Province

Art and Design, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Sep  2021, Pages 44-58.


Yuyi Zheng 1 , Na Chang 1*

1 School of Fine Arts, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China

Received: 22 May 2021; Accepted: 16 June 2021; Published: 13 July 2021

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This research aims to provide a positive reference for current landscape design. Based on the application of microclimate landscape design of South China Garden with Lingnan style of construction, the author analyzed the site environment characteristics, spatial layout, and users’ perception of the space under microclimate conditions by taking Qinghui Garden, one of the four famous gardens in Guangdong Province, as the research object, and applying structured observation and qualitative research methods to explore the multiple environmental impacts of microclimates and then summarize the laws and effects of microclimate landscape design factors. Thus, the design suggestions were proposed as follow: first, corridors and plants could be used in the semi-open space to create a microclimate environment; the irregular shape of the water body is better than the geometric shape for cooling. Dispersed and irregularly shaped water bodies are the best for cooling. Third,Through landscape design, stone is used to create heat dissipation and air flow conditions in the space, changing the microclimate of the site. The study of these classical Lingnan garden micro-climate principle can play a positive role in the current landscape design.


Microclimate, Structured Observation, Qinghui Garden, Landscape Design


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