The characteristics of Hui style garden design are shown in the following aspects:
First, we should take "harmony between man and nature" as the leading ideology. Influenced by Cheng and Zhu's Neo-Confucianism, it pays attention to the harmony between man and nature and the unity of man and environment
Secondly, the basic content is the cultural connotation of Huizhou. Its architecture contains very rich cultural connotations of Huizhou. From the garden structure to the idea of garden name, from the name of scenic spots to the layout of scenery, all reflect the cultural connotation of Huizhou.
Thirdly, it takes the geographical landscape of Huizhou as the background. The geographical conditions of Huizhou's rugged mountains and rivers, rolling hills, narrow terrain and long mountains and rivers restrict the scope, pattern and style of Huizhou's gardens. Therefore, it has become a major feature to rely on mountains for shape and water for momentum. Its essence is to learn from nature.
Fourthly, Huizhou animals and plants and local building materials are used as building materials. Although it has a few exotic ornaments as decoration, most of them are basically decorated with native animals and plants in Huizhou, especially with plum, bamboo, pine and stone as basic materials. On the one hand, it is to reduce costs, and more importantly, it is to achieve harmony and unity between the construction of the garden and the outside environment
Fifth, take Hui style as the keynote. Some of the gardens are situated in the courtyard, which is integrated with the Hui-style architecture of Fenqiang Daiwa. Although some gardens have few buildings, the highlights of them all show the charm of Hui style architecture.
Sixth, for the purpose of quiet and pleasant. Although it has many functions, such as play, ornament, self-cultivation, cultivation, gathering and so on, quiet is the first important point. Because the construction of gardens is mainly enjoyed by the dignitaries after retirement, or prepared for retirement. Only tranquility can cultivate one's character. Only tranquility can relax one's body and mind and prolong one's life.