Chenshan Botanical Garden reopens

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Updated: 2020-03-13

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Chenshan Botanical Garden reopens

A bird’s-eye view of Chenshan Botanical Garden at the Shanghai Sheshan National Tourist Resort [Photo/VCG]

As the COVID-19 epidemic gradually subsides, Chenshan Botanical Garden reopened to the public on March 13, just in time to admire the blooming rapeseed flowers and cherry blossoms.

From 8:00 to 17:00, visitors can now enter the outdoor scenic areas by making online reservations at the garden’s official website, WeChat account, or other travel service platforms such as Ctrip and Meituan.

To help visitors keep a safe distance from each other, a daily limit of 10,000 reservations has been set.

During the outbreak, security departments will monitor real-time visitor numbers and control the flow of visitors to avoid crowding.

The resort said it will implement an extensive range of measures, including strict and comprehensive approaches to sanitization, disinfection, and cleanliness to ensure the safety and health of guests and employees.

Every visitor entering the resort will be required to undergo temperature screening procedures and wear a mask. They will also need to present their Health QR Code when entering dining venues.

From March 18 to Dec 31, medical workers nationwide will be able to enter the Chenshan Botanical Garden free of charge by presenting their ID cards and vocational certificates.

Chenshan Botanical Garden reopens

Cherry blossoms along a road in the Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden [Photo provided to]

This remarkable 207-hectare botanical garden opened in 2010 as part of the Shanghai Expo. Nestled among the rapidly-developing suburbs of Shanghai, it serves as a new plant science center for the city.

The garden has already established itself as a popular public attraction with three spectacular glasshouses, a series of festivals, and 26 themed areas. It is also known for its large and growing education program for children and teenagers.

More than 10,000 types of organisms are housed in the garden, with a special emphasis on regional flora. Laboratory and plant breeding work is targeted at sustainable utilization, particularly of plants common in East China; 200 papers have been published by the garden’s researchers; and two Chenshan-bred plant varieties have won approval from the United Kingdom's Royal Horticultural Society.

Address: No 3888, Chenhua Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai

How to get there: Take Shanghai Metro Line 9, get off at Dongjing Station, take bus line Songjiang 19 or 96, get off at Sheshan stop, take bus line Songjiang 95 to Gate 1.

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