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The NCG Foundation is an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 2011 to create the premier classical Chinese garden and center for cultural study and practices in the nation’s capital with the high-level cooperation of the U.S. and Chinese governments.

The Foundation is organized and operated exclusively to ensure the financial resources, development, execution, operation, usage and public appreciation of the National China Garden to be constructed and maintained on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum. The Foundation supports and cooperates with the U.S. Department of Agriculture under that Department’s authorities and with the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of the People’s Republic of China, under that Administration’s applicable authorities.















During the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, the U.S. and China reaffirmed a commitment to deepening bilateral economic cooperation and exchange to advance their common objectives. To achieve that goal both countries affirmed their support for the National China Garden and the National China Garden Foundation’s role in bringing the China Garden project to fruition.


The National China Garden Foundation looks forward to your support and participation in realizing the vision for the  National China Garden.


On January 24th, 2011, China’s Ambassador Zhang Yesui signed MOU with Secretary Vilsack of Agriculture. 50 people including Prof. Jiang Zehui, China Executive Director of CGP, and representatives from USDA attended the signing ceremony. Signing of MOU was listed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs as outcome of President Hu Jintao’s visit to US.

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