Each year when March arrives Guangzhou is transformed into a vast sea of flowers, filled with different types of blossom and fresh green leaves. The whole city becomes a major tourist attraction during the springtime.
We bet you have heard that thousands of citizens flooded into the campus of South China University of Agriculture to admire the blossom last weekend. But that’s not the only place to enjoy spring flowers in Guangzhou. So where are some of the best places? That’s where our guide comes in.
No. 1 Sunflower Garden (百万葵园)
This Sunflower Garden is the first of its kind, with one million sunflower plants whose seeds were mainly imported from Japan. In addition to sunflowers, various other exotic flowers and rare plants from other parts of the world are also here waiting for you and your camera.
Flower of the season: begonia
Opening Hours: 8:30 – 17:30
Admission: RMB 170 per ticket
Add.: Xinken Town, Nansha District, Guangzhou
Metro: Take Metro Line 4 and get off at Jiaomen, then transfer to Bus No.2 (Nansha).
No. 2 South China Botanical Garden (华南植物园)
As one of the largest gardens in China, the South China Botanical Garden is composed of over 30 specialized gardens, the planting including magnolias, bamboo, palms, gingers, orchids and medicinal plants. With over a million specimens, you can find almost all the common flowers seen around Guangzhou.
Flower of the season: Mucuna birdwoodiana
Opening Hours: 7:30 – 17:30
Admission: RMB 20 per ticket
Add.: No. 723 Xingke Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Metro: Take Metro Line 6 and get off at the Botanical Garden station.
No. 3 Yuntai Garden (云台花园)
Being the largest garden of its kind in China, Yuntai Garden has over 200 kinds of rare Chinese and foreign flowers, the tulips especially providing beautiful scenery.
Flower of the season: tulip
Opening Hours: 8:00 - 18:00
Admission: RMB 10 per ticket
Add.: South Road of Baiyun Mountian, Guangyuan Zhong Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou
Bus: Take one of the following buses and get off at Yuntai Garden station, Bus No. 24, 63, 240, 245, 285, or 522.