When I started laying the watercolour after the line work, two security guards approached me and said I had to stop. Dumbfounded, I asked them why. One of the guards explained it was a place for appreciating the beauty of the garden so painting is not allowed. Wasn't I appreciating the beauty of the garden I thought?! I left for the garden office and discussed with the office staff there and they explained again, painting is not allowed as they think if everyone does the same, the place would become dirty. They went on to explain how expensive the paving, stones and rock tables were and so protecting them from damage was necessary.
準備多加一點水彩，突然出現兩位護衛，叫我不要再畫！ 其中一位說此地係讓人欣賞園景，不是作畫的! 真是莫名其妙！再到庭園辦事處詢問時，那裡的職員解釋說南蓮園池的地磚、石塊同檯椅等等均價值不菲，必須保護云云。