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South China Botanical Garden


South China Botanical Garden

South China Botanical Garden
South China Botanical Garden is located in Guangdong
South China Botanical Garden
Type Public
Location Guangzhou, China
Area 2,854 acres (1,155 ha)
Created 1929 (1929)
Status Open year round

The South China Botanical Garden (Chinese: 华南植物园) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (formerly Institute of Agriculture and Forestry) is a large botanical garden in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in southern China.


  • History 1
  • Greenhouses 2
  • Garden 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5


The garden was founded in 1929 by botanist Chen Huanyong (Woon-young Chun). The garden focuses on research in ecology, systematic and evolutionary botany, plant resources, biotechnology, landscape and gardening. It covers 1155 hectares and contains 2400 plant species.

The garden is organized into several specialized collections containing:


  • Alpine & Arctic plants
  • Aquatic plants
  • Mediterranean plants
  • Tropical plants
  • Desert plants


  • Magnolias
  • Palms
  • Gingers
  • Orchids
  • Medicinal Herbs
  • Relic plants
  • Bonsai
  • Landscaping Trees
  • Camellias
  • Bamboo
  • Rhododendron
  • Economical plants
  • Rare and Endangered plants

See also

External links

  • Herbarium @ Eflora
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