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Beijing Botanical Garden

Beijing Botanical Garden is a national AAAA synthetic scenic spot, and is also an significant base for science research , education and tourism. It is one of the pivotal construction projects in China.

Beijing Botanical Garden is situated between Jade Spring Hill which is also known as Yuquan Hill in Haidian District and Fragrant Hills Park which is also called Xiangshan Park. It is 23 about kilometers far from centre of Beijing. In 1956, the project was begun. Now, Beijing Botanical Garden has an open area covering an area of 2,000,000 square meters. It consists of the Scenic Spot the Plant Exhibition Area and the Historical Resorts, the Nature Reserve and the Scientific Research Area. 10,000 categories with a population of 1.5 million plants are cultivated here. So heretofore this garden has been considered as the biggest one in north China.

The Plant Exhibition Area consists of Theme Gardens, Arboretum Garden, Greenhouse Floriculture Area and Potted Landscape Garden. The Theme Gardens have 11 sub-divisions including Flowering Peach Garden, Chinese Rose Garden, Peony garden, Lilac Garden, and so on. The Arboretum Garden is made up of Ginkgoaceae, Coniferales, Berberis, Basswood, Mapletrees, Magnolia, Paulownia and Lysidice.

It is notable that Beijing Botanical Garden centers on a greenhouse exhibition of plants. The Greenhouse began to bulid in 1998 and was open in 2000. Covering an area of almost 9,800 square meters, it enjoys the fame of 'the biggest display greenhouse in Asia'. The Greenhouse Exhibition Area consists of  four parts: the Desert Plants Area, the Garden of Seasons and the Theme Exhibition Rooms. It makes the Greenhouse an vital base for scientific research and education.

In the Scenic Spot and Historic Resort, there are the Memorial of Cao Xueqin (the Author of the literary work 'Story of the Stone'---one of the Four Great classical Chinese novels, the Tomb of Liang Qichao (1873–1929, a Chinese scholar, journalist philosopher, and reformist in the late Qing Dynasty), who vitalized Chinese with his reform movement, the Commemorating Booth of 'December Ninth's Movement' (a student demonstration in 1935, under the organization of Chinese Communists, which took place in Beijing), The Cherry Valley (one of the gardens in the Beijing countryside), and the Sites of Longjiao Temple (an old Buddhist temple).

Beijing Botanical Garden Notes

1. Ticket Fee:
Admission Fee: Adults: CNY 5 & Students: CNY 2.5
Greenhouse: Adults: CNY 50 & Students: CNY 40
Wofo Temple: CNY 5
Combo Ticket: CNY 45

2. Opening Hours:
Botanical Garden: 06:00-9:00 (summer); 07:00-17:00 (winter)
Wofo Temple: 08:00-6:00 (summer); 08:30-16:00 (winter)
Greenhouse:08:00-16:30 (summer); 08:30-16:00 (winter)
The Memorial ofCao Xueqin: 08:30-16:30(summer); 09:00-16:00 (winter)

3. Transportation:
1. Bus:
Take bus 360, 318, 696, 714, Yuntong112, and get off at Beijing Botanical Garden Station;Take bus 331, 696, 563 to Beijing Botanical Garden South Gate.

2. Subway: 
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  .