Sheshan blooms with ongoing lily expo

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Updated: 2019-08-21

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A flower expo showcasing a tranquil world of water lilies has kicked off at Chenshan Botanical Garden and will run until Sept 18.

More than 300 species of water lilies are on display, including 20 rare species that have never been seen at Chenshan Botanical Garden.

The expo consists of seven themed areas with different collections of water lilies decorating the garden's unique landscapes.

Sheshan blooms with ongoing lily expo

Water lilies are exhibited under a sci-fi theme with elements from the popular US TV series Under the Dome, as well as Chinese blockbuster film The Wandering Earth. The creative design is to remind visitors that pollution has put many plants on the verge of extinction. [Photo/WeChat ID: sheshanlvyou]

Sheshan blooms with ongoing lily expo

Selected water lilies are being displayed in the northern side of Chenshan Botanical Garden, where visitors will see over 20 award-wining species, including Lyra, a popular lotus species bred and cultivated by Chenshan Botanical Garden. [Photo/WeChat ID: sheshanlvyou]

Sheshan blooms with ongoing lily expo

A visitor poses for a photo on a lotus leaf at Chenshan Botanical Garden. Royal water lilies boasts giant leaves that can bear the weight of up to 70 kilograms. [Photo/WeChat ID: sheshanlvyou]

Chenshan Botanical Garden, co-built by the Shanghai municipal government, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the then National Forestry Administration, aims to study and promote knowledge of different plant species among the public.

Address: 3888 Chenhua Road, Songjiang district, Shanghai

Getting there: Take Metro Line 9 and transfer to a No 19 bus.

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