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Shanghai Botanical Garden

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Address: No.1111 Longwu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200231, China
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+86 21 5436 3369
07:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:30

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A very relaxing Sunday afternoon in lovely gardens

A great way to chill out on a sunny afternoon in Shanghai. Don't be put off by the rather uninspiring walk from Shilong Road subway station (four stops inc one change from... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great way to chill out on a sunny afternoon in Shanghai. Don't be put off by the rather uninspiring walk from Shilong Road subway station (four stops inc one change from Xujiahui). Go over the bridge from the station and head to the end of Dongquan Road (straight on at the end of the bridge), takes 10-15 mins. The... More 

Thank Synthomer
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248 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Such a refreshing corner of nature in Shanghai! Beautiful spring flower blooming and fall foliage. Get lost through the hills and hide away from the crowds. They also have a nice restaurant, and a playground for kids. Go early on weekends! No need to visit the greenhouses.

Thank ffrige
Shanghai, China
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12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Too crowded and dirty, not worth 15RMB , Better go to Century Park which only cost 10RMB . They only give more focus on the entrance part of the park, the other part dont have good maintenance.

Thank WanHeda100
Shanghai, China
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30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

For a day trip or picnic with the family, it's an okay place to go. The 3 greenhouses cost about 30 rmb/person, kids free, and to get in to park at arrival, it's another 10 rmb. What you CAN do is go early, and go through the greenhouses. Lots of different plants, though some mis-labeled. Then if you're the climbing... More 

1 Thank Eric J
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Really great and huge place to see! Better to take mini car to drive you from point to point and then sightsee everything. Greenhouses are amazing! There are so many species from around the World! Garden is divided into many parts with different topic or belonging to different countries/continents.

Thank aa_daphne
Shanghai, China
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13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I was warned that this place is really run down, dirty, polluted, and just not pretty..... By all accounts they were correct. Now one could argue that it is probably the wrong time of year to enjoy a mostly outdoor botanical garden in all its glory. But.... I couldn't believe how many exhibits look as if they have simply been... More 

2 Thank Hawkfanabroad
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

You would think that a botanical garden would be elegant, grand, and serene - this place certainly is not. Costs 15 yuan to enter but special exhibitions within the "garden" will cost you extra. Perhaps it may have been the wrong time of the year to visit but in my honest opinion, this place was mediocre at best. For a... More 

2 Thank Jimmy J
San Francisco
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7 reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This park is very close to hustle and bustle of the Puxi side of Shanghai. Do not get your self confused with the Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Gardens off line 9 and WAY out of town. This park was developed in the 1970s and except for a few older exhibits is wonderfully maintained. Signage around the park and on the maps... More 

Thank StaceyCalifornia
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221 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

A rather expansive garden in Shanghai. Almost too big because the attention to detail and maintenance seems a bit thin. Also on my visit there was too much trash in the streams, around rocks, etc. It's nice and there are many plants to admire however I wish it were smaller and better kept.

Thank Billy_Whimwa
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167 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Modern time garden building (as opposed to historical gardens) in Chinese cities is in its infancy, in time line lock step with the huge expansion in infrastructure and commercial/residential building programs. The City residents need somewhere to breath and relax...and look at something that isn't made of cement. The formal, but very beautiful, Botanic Gardens, almost exclusively are for that... More 

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