Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Gardens, Shanghai

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The Shanghai Botanical Garden is a botanic garden located in the southwestern suburbs of Shanghai, China, (around 12 km southwest of the city centre) in the Xuhui District.Covering 81.86 hectares, the garden has a renowned penjing garden, as well as collections of magnolias, roses, azaleas, peonies, conifers, maples, osmanthus and bamboo.HistoryThe Shanghai Botanical Garden was established in 1974, and is located on the site of Longhua Nursery. The largest municipal botanic garden in China, it has won prizes in the Netherlands and Canada with plant displays. The garden is not a member of Botanic Gardens Conservation International, although it is an International Agenda Registrant.FeaturesCovering 81.86 hectares, the garden has a diverse collection of Chinese plants, including 3500 species of local regional flora from the Middle and Lower Yangtze River are located in the gardens.The Penjing Garden was established in 1978 and is 4 hectares (9.9 acres) in size. A penjing museum was added in 1995. The 5000 square metre Tropicarium was opened to the public in 2001. It is a conservatory with 3500 species of tropical and subtropical plant.Established in 1988, The Magnolia Garden covers 1.51 hectares and has 40 species, including Magnolia denudata, Magnolia liliiflora, Magnolia grandiflora, Magnolia cylindrica, Magnolia amoena, Michelia chapensis, Liriodendron chinense and others, including Magnolia × soulangeana. Established in 1980, the Peony Garden covers 3.24 hectares and has 120 cultivars of tree peony that were developed in China.
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  • Long subway ride for a tranquil walk in man-made nature. You have 3 greenhouses to visit, a petting zoo and walk in a cave. Enough to satisfy the curiosity of your children. The park doesn't have much...  more »
  • Hired a car and driver from the hotel to undertake a day trip. Had we not gotten started early this would have been our only stop of the day. So much to see - just not possible in one day. Beautiful p...  more »
  • If you are looking for something that makes you go YESSS, beautiful, then this is not the place. I don't like leaving mediocre reviews but here it goes. First, it's quite a distance out of Shanghai. L...  more »

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