Attraction Wofosi Road,Xiangshan, Haidian District, Beijing 100093, China Published on: 08-08-2016
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Why Beijing Botanical Garden is special ?
The Beijing Botanical Garden is located at the foot of the far Western Hill in the Haidian District. It is northwest of downtown Beijing and covers an area of 400 hectares It is known as the largest botanical garden in North China. The garden displays a variety of rare trees and stunning flowers. As well, it also houses a number of historical attractions. The plant conservatory, which in some ways resembles a crystal palace, lies at the center of the garden. The greenhouse is the largest one in Asia, and exhibits thousands of tropical and subtropical plants. There are areas designated for various trees and flowering plants. Eleven themed gardens form a spectacular sight within the garden, which features the rose, peony, lilac, bamboo, magnolia, bonsai, prunus mume flower, perennial flowers, herbaceous peony, ornamental peach and numerous other Chinese flowers.
What to explore at Beijing Botanical Garden?
In the plant exhibition area there are various groves, gardens and greenhouses for various types of plants. There is a rose garden, a Chinese rose garden, a green peach garden, a lilac garden, a cherry garden, a magnolia garden, the potted landscape garden, a bamboo garden, a Chinese peony garden, a perennial bulb garden, a rose garden, a peony garden and other gardens. In the trees’ garden, there are a ginkgo, pine, and cypress section and areas for other kinds of trees.
Famous Relic Site
Famous relics you can see in the Famous Relic Site includes the Reclining Buddha Temple, the Cherry Furrow, the Relic of Long Jiao Temple, the Memorial Hall of December 9, the Grave of Liang Qichao, and the Memorial Hall of Huang Yecun. Among the ancient architecture, there is the Reclined Buddha Temple that people started to build more than a thousand years ago.
The Exhibition Greenhouse
The Beijing Exhibition Greenhouse occupies a total area of 9,800 square meters, and it is Asia’s largest exhibition greenhouse. It is said to be the world’s biggest single greenhouse. The greenhouse is divided into the rain forest room, the desert plant room, and other rooms where there are pineapple plants and carnivorous plants. There are 3,100 kinds of plants in the Torrid Zone.
How to get to Beijing Botanical Garden?
Take bus 360, 318, 505, 630, 698, 714, Yuntong 112, and get off at Zhiwuyuan Station;
Take bus 331, 505, 563 and Yuntong 112 to Zhiwuyuan South Gate.
Subway Line 1: get off at Guzhen Subway Station, and then transfer to bus 318.
Subway Line 2: get off at Xizhimen Station and out from Exit D. Then transfer to bus 563.
Subway Line 4: get off at Beigongmen Station, get out of the station and then transfer to bus 331, 696, 563.
- “For the nature lovers”
- “A pleasant getaway”
- “A must for the cultured traveler!”
- “Amazing Gardens”
- “Nice place for a weekend walking and visiting”
Wofosi Road,Xiangshan, Haidian District, Beijing 100093, China
Tips for you
Easy to get off the beaten track and away from the hordes. Great views of the Fragrant Hills and a nice lake. The hothouse is spectacular with amazing recreations of rainforest and desert habitats
Nice place to stroll in in early Spring and late Autumn. For most people would flock to this place very early in the morning just to complete to parking space and morning air. After being in Beijing for a while, I know that the better time to get good photos without any people (who you don't want) is after 4 PM. The sun still shine, garden still under sunlight and people is less.Be aware of walking close to Chinese man because they usually split on the walk way.
Coming to the Beijing Botanical Gardens on a week day was a really good idea. I took the subway line 2 this morning from QainMen ?? to transfer station XiZhiMen ???. Then I got onto line 4 heading to BeiGongMen ???. Not to far from exit A I took bus 331(or 696, the subway cart makes this journey 40cents instead of 1?) and got off at ZhiWuYaun ??? (Beijing Botanical Garden). Be patient on the bus, because there is quite a few stops before you need to get of. I took the 10? ticket because I came to relax and refresh in the park. It's really worth coming!
I was worried about crowds after reading all the reviews. But I went on a Wednesday in June and had the place to myself all day. There were more workers than tourists. The only other foreigner I saw entered at 3:30 when I was leaving. Take subway line 4to Beigongmen, exit A, both buses 331 and 563 from here for 13 stops to Beijing Zhiwuyuan Namen. This is about a 1/2 hour ride. This enters the Garden at the southeast gate. Basic entry 10 rmb, can buy combo ticket of 50 rmb for entry into Conservatory and Wofu Temple. I got the combo and enjoyed the Conservatory. If you have never been to another temple you may enjoy it, it's small. I did like the turtle rafts. I did not like that many destinations are not listed on the Garden map(you can get a free map in the tourist office just past the entry. The Bee museum and butterfly house are both not listed. Bee museum is free between the Magnolia garden and the Mei flower garden. The Butterfly house is 10 rmb and is across from the Penjing Garden. I wish I had more time to explore as there was a sign that said