South China Botanical Garden

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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[edit]

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:

Greenhouses[edit]

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

Garden[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 23°11′12″N 113°21′51″E / 23.1868°N 113.3642°E / 23.1868; 113.3642