Shanghai Botanical Garden


Essentials of the Shanghai Botanical Garden

Chinese Name: 上海植物园 Pronunciation: shàng hǎi zhí wù yuán

Building Time: 1974

Suggested Visiting Hours: 1-2 Hours

Best Visiting Time: All year round

Address: 1111 Longwu Road, Shanghai, China

Occupied Area: About 818,600 square meters

Building Function: It is a comprehensive urban botanical garden featuring plant introduction cultivation, plant research, scientific dissemination, and horticultural exhibitions.


Admission Ticket Fare

Tourist Admission
 Joint Ticket
( Including
the admission fee and ticket of specialized gardens)
Ticket of Specialized Gardens
(Tickets are only available at the entrance of each specialized garden)
Discount Certificate
Display Greenhouse
(Tickets are only available at the display greenhouse one)
Bonsai Garden   Orchid Garden  Joint Ticket of those specializ-ed gardens
Adult    15 yuan        40 yuan     30 yuan     7 yuan   7yuan       /
Minors aged 6 to 18 (including18 years old), Full-time undergraduate students at or below university level  7.5yuan       20 yuan      15 yuan    3.5yuan    3.5yuan        /        With ID card or Student ID card (Including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)
60-64 years of age    12 yuan      32 yuan     21 yuan    5 yuan    5 yuan  21 yuan       With valid certificates such as ID card or retirement certificate
Retirees over the age of 65 (including 65 years old), retired cadres, disabled servicemen, active servicemen, retired cadres of the armed forces, families of revolutionary martyrs, disabled persons Free for admission fee       21 yuan      5 yuan    5 yuan 21 yuan  With valid certificates such as ID card, retirement certificate, military certificate, soldier certificate or disability certificate
Children under 6 years old (Including 6 years old) or height below 1.3 meters (Including 1.3 meters)       Admission is free, accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 6 (including 6 years old) who are over 1.3 meters in height should provide corresponding certificates.


Opening Hours

Opening Hours    Morning exercise card holders  Admission ticket holders
  6:00     7:00
Ticket Office Opening Hours   7:00-17:00
Specialized Garden Ticket Office Opening Hours
(Including Display Greenhouse, Bonsai Garden and Orchid Garden) 
Closing Time     17:00

Attractions Opening Hours Tips
  The Herb   Garden Public Open Day
Professional Team Appointment
 Only 100 visitors are allowed to visit the garden on Wednesdays. Visitors are required to obtain a number plate at the entrance of the Garden with an admission ticket or a joint ticket.
9:00-16:00    8:30-16:30      Booking hotline: 021-54363369*1004.
Professional teams must present valid certificates and make an appointment at least 3 days in advance.
Huang Daopo Memorial Hall 9:30-15:30 Each visit will be free for 100 visitors, who must collect a number card at the entrance of The Wong Mother Shrine.
Bonsai Museum   9:00-16:30

  • Official site:


Garden Centres,Shanghai Botanical Garden
Garden Centres

Overview of Shanghai Botanical Garden

Shanghai Botanical Garden was officially opened to the public in April 1978. There are more than ten special parks such as Bonsai Garden, Peony Garden, Rose Garden and Bamboo Garden. The exhibition and tour area of the whole garden is about 600,000 square meters. The exhibition area does not follow the usual zoning method of botanical gardens. Instead, it not only promotes scientific knowledge of plants, but also shows the colorful landscape style.


History of Shanghai Botanical Garden

Cherry Blossoms,Shanghai Botanical Garden
Cherry Blossoms

At the end of 1972, under the initiative of Mr. Zhuang Maochang of Shanghai Municipal Garden Management Office, Longhua nursery was gradually built into a botanical garden.

On March 5, 1974, Shanghai Revolutionary Committee approved the construction project.

On New Year's Day in 1980, it was officially named as Shanghai Botanical Garden.

On January 6, 2012, Shanghai Botanical Garden was approved by the National Tourism Administration and upgraded to "National AAAA Scenic Spot".


Shanghai Botanical Garden Popular Sights You Should Not Miss

The Herb Garden,Shanghai Botanical Garden
The Herb Garden

The Herb Garden

The Herb Garden is located at the southeast of the district, covering an area of 20,000 square meters. Surrounded by a fence, the gate of the garden faces west. In the northwest of the garden, there is a brick and wood greenhouse with an area of 98 square meters, which is used to cultivate medicinal plants that are not hardy. The park has an 840-square-meter pool, in which aquatic medicinal plants are grown. There are more than 600 herbs planted in the garden.

Bonsai Garden

Bonsai Garden,Shanghai Botanical Garden
Bonsai Garden

Located at the northwest of the district, it covers an area of 41,000 square meters. The garden is composed of four areas, such as sequence landscape, tree stump bonsai, mountain stone bonsai and service area.

The first museum of bonsai in the scenic area is made of brick and wood, covering an area of 115 square meters; The second museum is a mixed structure with an area of 374 square meters. Both museums are built in the style of folk houses in the south of the Yangtze River. They display historical materials of the development of Chinese bonsai, with emphasis on the introduction of materials of Shanghai bonsai.


Huang Daopo Memorial Hall ,The Shanghai Botanical Garden.
Huang Daopo Memorial Hall

Huang Daopo Memorial Hall

It is located at the center of the Shanghai Botanical Garden. There are two opinions about the date of construction: one is the Yuan Dynasty; the other is the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty (1573-1619). It was rebuilt in the 28th year of the reign of Emperor Guangxu (1902). In the center of the ancestral hall, there is a glass reinforced plastic bust of the Huang Daopo. It is 1 meter high and the pedestal is 1 meter high. It is solemn. The temple displays the life and deeds of Huang Daopo.


Our Suggested Route

  • Recommended Areas for Spring Tours

Every spring, Shanghai Botanical Garden will hold a large-scale flower exhibition, focusing on gate 4 area, green demonstration area and exhibition greenhouse area. From early spring to early summer, you can visit the Orchid Room, Magnolia Garden, Rose Garden (cherry blossom, peach blossom, plum blossom, begonia, redbud), Peony Garden and Rhododendron Garden to enjoy the atmosphere of blooming spring flowers.

  • Recommended Areas for Summer Tours

In summer, you can walk to the cool Bamboo Garden and enjoy the exquisite bonsai in the Bonsai Garden, which is the largest "Shanghai style" bonsai exhibition in China.

  • Recommended Areas for Autumn Tours

In autumn, the Shanghai Botanical Garden will also hold a small exhibition, with exhibition areas focusing on the exhibition greenhouse, Gate 4 and the greening demonstration area. You can see the red maple leaves in the Maple garden; Yellow tulip trees in the Magnolia; Enjoy hawthorn, heather, crabapple, persimmon, orange and other fruits hanging on the branches in the Rose garden.

  • Recommended Areas for Winter Tours

In winter, the exhibition greenhouse offers a variety of exotic tropical plants. In the annual winter jasmine exhibition, there are fragrant winter sweet in Magnolia Garden and vigorous pines in Pine and Cypress Garden, which will make you forget the cold winter.


Ways to Get to Shanghai Botanical Garden

By Bus or Subway

1. Entrance No.1 (1111 Longwu Road), no parking.
Near traffic
Shanghai Botanical Garden Station: 714, 720, 770, 824, 958, 178, 956,
Xinlong line, Shangfeng special line
Baise Road Station, Longwu Road: 56, 820


2. Entrance No. 2 (No. 997 Lung Wu Road), fee-paying car park, 350 parking Spaces.
Near traffic
Longshui South Road Station, Longwu Road: 56, 714, 720, 770, 824, 958, 178, 956,
Shangfeng line, Nanchuan Line


3. Entrance No.3 (no. 940 Baise Road), fee-paying car park, 15 parking Spaces.
Near traffic
North Longchuan Road Station, Baise Road: 820, 720
Baise Road Station, North Longchuan Road: 180, 718, 824, 957, 973, South Line
Yuannan New Village Station: 131
Huicheng New Village Station: 131, 720, 957, 973
Yuannan Two villages: 720, 820, 824


4. Entrance No.4
Near traffic
Shilong Road Station: Metro Line 3, 111, 144, 156, 164, 957,
Shangfeng Special Line, Nanchuan Line Shilong Road Station: Subway Line 3, 111, 144, 156, 857, 957, Shangfeng Special Line
Line 3 Shilong Road station, about 10 minutes’ walk to the botanical Garden gate 4.


By Taxi

Chinese: 请带我去上海植物园。English: Please take me to Shanghai Botanical Garden.

Chinese: 请带我去上海植物园1号门。English: Please take me to the Entrance No.1 of Shanghai Botanical Garden.

Chinese: 请带我去上海植物园2号门。English: Please take me to the Entrance No.2 of Shanghai Botanical Garden.

Chinese: 请带我去上海植物园3号门。English: Please take me to the Entrance No.3 of Shanghai Botanical Garden.

Chinese: 请带我去上海植物园4号门。English: Please take me to the Entrance No.4 of Shanghai Botanical Garden.

If you go to the Shanghai Botanical Garden from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, it takes about 45 minutes and costs around 126 yuan.

If you go to the Shanghai Botanical Garden from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, it takes about 33 minutes and costs around 63 yuan.

If you go to the Shanghai Botanical Garden from Shanghai South Railway Station, it takes about 11 minutes and costs around 18 yuan.

If you go to the Shanghai Botanical Garden from Shanghai Hongqiao Station, it takes about 33 minutes and costs around 64 yuan.

Flowers in Garden,Shanghai Botanical Garden
Flowers in Garden

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