Ding Xiang Garden is a century-old European style garden house and the first British-style countryside villa in Shanghai. It was the brainchild of Li Hong Zhang, one of the most famous Mandarins in the late Qing Dynasty, for his concubine “Ding Xiang” (“clove” in English). It is a seemingly three-storey building with red-titled double sloping roof windows. The small and delicate pavilion and crystal clear ponds offer an elegant and pictorial retreat to its patrons living in the bustling metropolitan city.
Deep in the tree-lined garden lies Shen Yue Xuan specializing in Shanghai and Cantonese and Hong Kong High Tea. Dining in the restaurant offers the view of green foliage growing in glorious profusion all around as if in the wonderland.