Southern China Botanical Garden, Guangzhou

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#6 of 50 in Parks in Guangzhou
Refresh your senses with a wander through Southern China Botanical Garden, home to a vast collection of plants. Established in 1929, the garden continues to foster a culture of botanical research, education, and tourism in the region. Revel in 2,400 species of subtropical and tropical plants located in the Dinghushan reserve, dotted with treehouses for when you need to rest your feet. After, observe some million species of plants in the herbarium, before heading to the exhibition zone for a colorful array of blooming orchids, rhododendrons, and magnolias. Bring mosquito repellant and plenty of water. Our Guangzhou travel route planner makes visiting Southern China Botanical Garden and other Guangzhou attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It was wonderful experience ..this green calm garden has hundreds of plants ..some rare plants as well ..you need at least 2 hours to see most of it  more »
  • Southern China Botanical Garden located in tianhe district is a great place to find some fresh green space in middle of the busy city.  more »
  • usually a place that is run down is not so good, however this time it adds to the charm. Its got a great winter feel going on right now,, with leafless trees and some orange colours. cost is 20 RMB or...  more »
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  • I spent an hour walking around the botanical garden and didn't find it to be that amazing. The park wasn't well maintained. Compared to the Xianhu Botanical Gardens in Shenzhen, it was a big disappointment. If you're into gardening or enjoy nature, the Xianhu Botanical Gardens in Shenzhen is definitely worth a visit. The park itself is a 30 minute car ride from the center of Guangzhou and is probably not worth going to unless you're passing by it to visit another attraction.
  • This place might be beautiful before but not anymore, everything there is dead.
  • Great place to visit with many nice sceneries
  • could be better. many plants are not in good shape.
  • A nice place for biking and walking. There are many beautiful plants that you may never see before.

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