South China Botanical Garden

Attraction China, Guangdong, Guangzhou, Tianhe, Tianyuan Road, 1190号 Published on: 18-09-2016

2 hours 30 mins
07:30 AM - 05:30 PM
08:30 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Family
Nature
Outdoor
Park
Scenic
Must see
Kids
2.95 USD

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South China Botanical Garden is a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike. Boasting a stunning collection of rare and exotic plants, this attraction is also a center of cultural learning and scientific research

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Why South China Botanical Garden is special ?

The garden was first built in 1929 and began its existence as Sun Yatsen University's Institute of Agriculture and Forestry. Today, it is part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Many scientists and researchers still work here and regularly publish scholarly titles based on their findings.


With so many unique and interesting displays, the garden is high on most tourists' "must do" lists when visiting the nearby city of Guangzhou. The garden is divided into three main sections: the Research and Residential Zone, the Dinghushan Nature Reserve and the Nursery and Exhibition Zone.


What to explore at South China Botanical Garden?

Southern China Botanical Garden is the renowned Long Dong Magic Forest, which has been selected as one of the most scenic spots in the region. It encompasses two peninsulas that are known as the Relic Garden and the Palm Garden. The two are a study in contrasts, with the Palm Garden providing a display of evergreen trees and plants, while the Relic Garden reflects the changing seasons. Also in this zone, visitors encounter "Guangzhou's Oldest Village", a recreation of a primitive settlement. Here, visitors can try out the ancient villagers' lifestyle by engaging in some of their typical daily chores and learning about slash and burn agriculture

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You can marvel at tropic plants spanning from 100million years ago to contemporary ones and animals

You also can make potteries, enjoy the Neolithic age culture at the relics of the Oldest Village in Guangzhou inside the park

You can enjoy 10,000 kinds of plants in around 30 venues, such as orchids, magnolia, ginger, bamboo, palms, azalea and ferns and herbs

The conservatory of this botanical garden is the best place to see rain forest plants and alpine plants

How to get to South China Botanical Garden?

Take bus B12, 28, 30, 39, 84, 535, 534, or 564 and get off at the South China Botanical Garden. Take subway line 3 and get off at Tianhe Bus Station, then change to one of the buses above

Take bus 218 and get off at Chemistry Institute Station, then walk ahead about 500 meters (about 547 yards) to the South China Botanical Garde

Selling points

  • Great escape from Guangzhou
  • Plants of the World
  • Different plantation themes packed in one place
  • Fresh green oxygen station
  • Best Garden in Guangzhou
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
112.90 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
11 places

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  • You can marvel at tropic plants spanning from 100million years ago to contemporary ones and animals You also can make potteries, enjoy the Neolithic age culture at the relics of the Oldest Village in Guangzhou inside the park You can enjoy 10,000 kinds of plants in around 30 venues, such as orchids, magnolia, ginger, bamboo, palms, azalea and ferns and herbs The conservatory of this botanical garden is the best place to see rain forest plants and alpine plants
    Things to do
  • The South China Botanical Garden also includes entertainment places such as a paintball club, a fishing club,
    Entertainment
  • There are some restaurants available at the garden
    Food
  • You need to cross the highway and walk about 10 or 15 minutes, but you'll have a lot more choices of restaurants and snacks.
    Food
  • This is a good place for many people to photograph; especially couples can have lots of nice wedding photos
    Photography
  • The weather can be hot so shorts, sunblock , mosquito repellant and hats are recommended.
    What to wear
  • a long-sleeved T-shirt and a jacket are more than enough for a sunny day in December in the city. If in late December, a thick jacket is advised. Take a woolen sweater to cope with the morning and evening cold as well
    What to wear
  • Visiting the botanical garden in March through mid-May is probably the best time of year for seeing the most species in bloom
    Timming
  • It a perfect place for a peaceful relaxation
    Health
  • It is located about 8 kilometers (about 5 miles) to the north of Guangzhou city,in southern China
    Location
  • There is a Combo Ticket (Front Gate + Conservatory) just costs CNY20 It has 50% discount for children between 1.2 M-1.5 M, adults over 60 and the disabled
    Ticket and Pricing
  • Greenhouse Fee: ¥50 on site (you may purchase a ticket on some tourist website and it's only ¥38)
    Ticket and Pricing
  • You should be aware that nearby Guangzhou hosts the Canton Fairs from April 15th to April 30th and October 15th through October 30th. The garden can become quite crowded during these fairs.
    Events
  • you can spend your day by going there and take a short walking and photographing to stay happy and fun
    Things nearby

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I love botanical gardens! We paid 50 yuan entrance fee each to see the greenhouse plants. If you do not want to take any photos of huge cactuses or a waterfall, then miss it and pay only 20 yuan. The air is so clean there. You feel like you are in a tropical rainforest. The park is very beautiful. If you are tired of visiting concrete jungle, go to this park. It's amazing. If you are on budget, you can take a metro, orange line 3 to Guangzhou couch terminal. If you take the exit where the coach terminal itself is, then go across the road and take bus 28 to 广州植物园南站(guangzhou zhiwu yuan nan zhan) You can rent a 4-wheel cab to ride it with your friends or family. The place has 3 greenhouses, lakes with golden fish, an attraction area with rides for children, a bbq place, palm trees area, medical plants area as well. There were lots of just married couples having wedding photo sessions. I felt tired but happy after visiting. Next time I am gonna take meat to have bbq there for sure!

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