Shanghai Botanical Gardens

Last Sunday Shanghai surprised us with hot and steamy weather, so we decided to visit the Shanghai Botanical Gardens, that have long been on our to-do-list! The entry fee is only ¥15 and you could easily spend many hours in the gardens, renting a boat to go around the lake, picnicking with friends or just relaxing in the sun to get away from the hectic city life.

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Cosy pavilions framed by beautiful flowers inviting its visitors to dream and relax…

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The botanical gardens are surprisingly huge with lots of different areas, including greenhouses, outdoor dining areas, picnic areas, bonsai gardens and much more!

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The Bonsai Garden @ Shanghai Botanical Gardens

For an additional fee (just ¥7), you can visit the Bonsai Garden. It’s totally worth it, as it’s a really quiet, calm oasis. A must do in Shanghai for Bonsai tree lovers! (Although I have to say, the Bonsai Garden in the Humble Administrator’s Garden in Suzhou is still a touch more spectacular!)

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Overall, the atmosphere in the gardens is very peaceful and despite us visiting on a Sunday, it was not crowded at all. It’s such a short taxi ride away from the city center that we think it’s a must do on a sunny day.

Address & Opening Hours:

947 Longwu Lu,
near Baise Lu
龙吴路947号, 近百色路

(Just 15 minutes by taxi from Xujiahui / Xuhui)

Open daily, 8am-5pm

Have you visited the Shanghai Botanical Gardens yet and did you enjoy your visit?

– Her

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Marta says:

    Oh wow, the pavilion and the little house in the first 2 pictures look amazing! They don’t look like something you can find in China, haha.

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    1. Yes, you’re right! Very romantic, western style…

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