The construction was started in 2010, and the museum was opened in May, 2013. Covering an area of 65,000㎡ and a floor space of 49,950㎡, the museum consists of the main building, indoor gardens and outdoor exhibition areas. The main building offers 28,200㎡ for exhibition. As a permanent public cultural venue, MCGALA is an international cultural center for collecting historical garden relics, carrying forward Chinese traditional culture, displaying the charm of garden art and studying the value of gardens.
The MCGALA seeks to work with the general public, primary and middle school students, domestic and foreign tourists, and garden and landscape specialists. It also addresses the long history, brilliant culture and multiple functions of Chinese garden and landscape architecture. Built on the principle of “Chinese Gardens, Ideal Homes,” the MCGALA is designed to display and carry out the art of garden and landscape architecture, promote traditional Chinese culture and witness the revitalization of the Chinese nation. For more information see here.