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China Garden

China Garden is Dr. Norman's girlfriend
Actor: Karen Maruyama — First Appearance: "Borderline Personalities" — Last Appearance: "A New Attitude"

China Garden is both the name of a recurring character in Season Four of Arrested Development, and the name of a Chinese food restaurant chain that people mistake her for.

She can be identified by her extremely loud voice and prominent Chinese accent. She is the niece of Olive Garden, a woman who was in the Jade Dragon Triad prison gang with Lucille Bluth. ("Queen B.")

Character history[]

Season four[]

China Garden wrote to Dr. Norman when he was in prison and when he was released they became lovers. They lived with Oscar Bluth and Heartfire on the border of US and Mexico and consumed maca. She helped work at George's Father B.'s Colony and later slept with a sexually ornery Oscar. ("Borderline Personalities") She was present when G.O.B.'s bees destroyed the colony. ("Double Crossers")

She continued to live on the land after the Colony collapsed, and hired a Mongolian horde for G.O.B. to build the US/Mexico wall. ("A New Attitude")


→ See 9 pictures of China Garden at Images of China Garden.


Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
"Borderline Personalities"
"Double Crossers"
"A New Attitude"
Season Four Remix
"Three Half Men"
"Just Deserters"
Season Five