Millionaire spends $17.7 million on lavish garden

Millionaire spends $17.7 million on lavish garden
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When a Chinese millionaire's ship comes in, one expects him or her to spend on watches, cars or antiques. But an entrepreneur surnamed Li in Chongqing has spent 5 years and over 80 million RMB (S$17.7 million) to build a garden of 3,000 square meters.

The trees and plants there would amaze you. The private garden has a collection of over 50 kinds of valuable and rare trees, which are the pride of the owner. According to Li, he even brought a camellia tree from Japan.

Besides the trees, he likes the rockery the best. He brought stones from all around the country, which cost him millions of yuan. Li said that the positions of these stones were determined by designers he hired from Guangdong province.

Li said he has liked trees and flowers from when he was 20 years old. In 2010, when he saw this place, he thought it was a good place to build his private garden because the scenery is very beautiful. He bought two villas. Besides, he even built a road to move the stones in. The total cost of the garden is over 80 million yuan.

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