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Beijing Botanical Garden

By china tour on 12/17/2009 5:22:00 PM | Beijing Tours

Beijing Botanical Garden is established in 1955, situated in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing city. It covers an area of 564,000 square meters, just between Fragrant Hills Park and Jade Spring Mountain. With about 6,000 different plant species, with about 6,000 different plant species, many famous and rare plant specimens are on display. Amang them, there are about 2,000 kinds of trees and bushes, 1,620 varieties of tropical and subtropical plants, 500 species of flowers and 1,900 kinds of fruit trees, water plants, traditional Chinese.
The garden has a dozen exhibition districts and halls: the tree garden, the perennial bulb garden, the rose garden, the peony garden, the traditioanl Chinese medical herb garden, the wild fruit resouce district, the endangered plant distict, and the exhibition green houses for tropical and subtropical plants. The hothouse, with 13 different rooms, is the highlight of the gardens. The first room is for evergreens and members of the palm family.
The second room is given over to tropical aquatic plants, including water lilies and flowering taros. The third room displays commercial plants and their breeding and propagation, such as the triple-leaved rubber plant, cocoa and coffee trees, and the sugar producing sweet-leaved chrysanthemum. There are also some rooms for demonstrating medicinal plants, aromatic plants and succulents. Other popular gardens are gardens of medicinal plants, aromatic plants and succulents.