About South China Botanical Garden

South China Botanical Garden is a choice destination for locals and tourists alike. It has a variety of rare and exotic plants. This is also a center of cultural learning and scientific research. This garden is located about 8 kilometers to the north of Guangzhou and was built in 1929. It is considered to be the oldest and largest South Asian tropical botanical garden in China. Selected as one of the most picturesque spots in the region, you are sure to have fun in communion with nature while learning a lot about the rare collections available here.

Must See


 Plants from all around the world.

  • Nursery and Exhibition Zone.
  •  Research and Residential Zone.
  •  Dinghushan Nature Reserve.

How to reach

Take Metro Line 6 to Botanical Garden Station. Walk southwest for 5 minutes to the ticket office.

Go by bus 28, 30, 39, 83, 84, 84A, 345A, 345, 346, 494, 494A, 534, 535, 564, 775, B12, Peak Express Line 54 or Peak Express Line 64 to Zhiwuyuan Zhengmen 


  • Plenty of walking to do, so wear good shoes.
  • Renting a bike might be of little or no use. It is not permitted in many areas, including the glasshouses.
  • Bring enough drinking water.
  • Many free tours are conducted, check out the official web site for free tour information.
  • There are no street lights within the park.
  • Do not miss the greenhouses, it is worth the time and money.
  • Enjoy the paintball club, a fishing club and some restaurants here.

Visit Time

Sunday:            7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday:           7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday:          7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday:     7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday:         7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday:              7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:          7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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