Shanghai Botanical Garden
Shanghai Botanical Garden
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Chris P
Shanghai, China6,043 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
I always enjoy walking around the Parks in Shanghai, especially in Spring. Some parts of this Park were stunning, other parts less so. I was a bit disappointed in the Green Houses, but loved the rose garden and some of the displays around the gardens
Written 15 June 2021
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Caux
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
It remains for a good botanist to decide if this is a good place. For us, it is not. Not at all. Flowers looked like they need more organic fertilizers. Sad looking botany.
Written 23 May 2021
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Dietera
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Flowers looked like they need more care. The place has too many people, too crowded. The place is to be avoided.
Written 22 May 2021
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Jo-Ann
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We went last weekend in winter. It was already pretty awesome. Need to come back in Spring to witness the whole garden in full bloom. Great visit. Huge area to cover though! There’s conversatories, and separate gardens in this compound. We enjoyed our visit but it was a looooooooong metro ride for us coming from Pudong!
Written 22 November 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We took the metro on line 3 and got off at Shilong Road station. Then it's another 5 min walk to the Botanical garden. The Shanghai Botanical Garden is hugh and is probably one of the largest botanical garden in China. There was a flower expo going on when we visited. Beautiful flowers in full bloom were everywhere. We spent at least half a day here. Advisable to bring a picnic basket, hat/umbrella and lots of water. Wear comfortable shoes. This is probably our favorite botanical garden in China.
Written 6 April 2020
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tom w
Canterbury, UK44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This is a very large and attractive garden with plants grouped by type so don't expect all the areas to be in top condition when you visit but plenty will be. One area that was excellent was the Penjing Garden. This has been recently extended and should be good at anytime. It includes but isn't limited to, bonsai trees and has lots of photo opportunities.You have to pay an additional fee to enter it but it was well worth it. By contrast the Cymbidium (orchid) Garden looked very tired and uncared for. You will need to spend several hours here to see most of the park so it is surprising that the catering is limited. There are a number of stalls where you can buy soft drinks, ice creams and dry snacks but nothing more. There is one traditional Chinese restaurant but no hot drinks or snacks. Bring a picnic, there is lots of grass on which to have one and lots of toilets if you need one.
Written 7 May 2019
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globetrotter
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Gorgeous spring blossoms - many different kinds of cherry , peach , Sakura , plum, magnolia , peony blossom.

You can rent a 2 seater bike 🚲 likes. Tuck tuck and ride round the park.

Highly recommended and a little green oasis in central shanghai!
Written 10 April 2019
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Raven Tours Ltd.
Hefei, China128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Spent an afternoon here in late September and was impressed with the organization and maintenance of the gardens. They have a mini bus system that will take you from locations to location with in the gardens, and you will need to hang on to your bus pass, as they check it at each pickup. There is a hill path that leads to an old building on top of the quarry that provides a really good overview of the area once you get up there. A fairly steep climb. I found five hours here passed quickly and was enough time to see the place. Worth an afternoon of your time. I enjoyed it.
Written 9 December 2018
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obsoperator
Bergen County, New Jersey7,573 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We visited on our own from a cruise ship. One of the garden's entrances (Gate 4) is a ten minute walk from the Shilong Road subway stop on Line 3. Admission was 15 Yuan for adults. It's a 20-minute walk from the South RR Station, South Exits.

This is a huge place, and not as sparklingly maintained as a U.S. garden. But we love public gardens, and there was plenty to see, even off-season. It's worth paying extra for the special gardens and greenhouses, including a spectacular Bonsai garden. However, the very unusual Chinese Cymbidium collection was closed for repair after we walked quite a ways to find it. The many snack concessions seemed to mostly have instant-noodle cups for purchase, and a sleepy civic employee nodding beside the quiet cash register! It can be a hot walk, but we found it a great way to spend an entire afternoon.
Written 19 November 2018
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emmagta
Manarola, Italy463 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
The woods at Shanghai Botanical Garden are lovely. The breeze just takes away all of your tension...
Written 30 July 2018
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