Shanghai Quarry Garden

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Updated: 2019-06-11

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The Shanghai Quarry Garden, located in Chenshan Botanical Garden, Songjiang district, Shanghai covers an area of 207 hectares.

The garden was the site of a stone mine from the early 1900s to the 1980s. The designer, Zhu Yufan from Tsinghua University, successfully integrated the industrial legacy and unique geological conditions to create a colorful landscape with distinctive seasons in Chenshan Botanical Garden.

It also won the prestigious Landscape Institute Award in London in November, 2018.

Judges praised the Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden – Quarry Garden Project as "an excellent example of a fresh approach to quarry restoration" and said "it is an approach which could be applied to quarries elsewhere in China and around the world".

The garden introduced waterfalls and boardwalks to bring the garden as close to nature as possible.

It displays 200 varieties of flowers and 300 varieties of shrubs all year round.

Shanghai Quarry Garden

A bird's-eye view of the Quarry Garden at Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden in Songjiang district. [Photo provided to]

Shanghai Quarry Garden

Along the floating bridge, visitors can appreciate 360-degree views of eye-catching landscapes. [Photo provided to]

Shanghai Quarry Garden

A waterfall at Quarry Garden. [Photo by Xu Jianyi/WeChat Account: sheshanlvyou]

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