The Ningbo Botanical Garden. /寧波植物園。[Photo by Tang Yan］唐嚴攝
By Xu Zhuowei
The Ningbo Botanical Garden, located in the Zhenhai New City, is divided into three areas: sports and leisure area, popular science and sightseeing area, and flower gardening area. It is built to promote ecology, science popularization, tourism, and leisure.
The garden has introduced more than 630 original plant species and more than 2,000 horticultural varieties. More than 25,000 trees have been planted, making it the "Kingdom of Plants". The botanical garden presents different scenery in four seasons alternately. People can enjoy roses in spring, lotus in summer, the sight of golden osmanthus in autumn, and plum blossom in winter.
The "Plant Evolution Road", "Overwater Forest", Chinese Rose Garden, and Orchid Garden are several highlights of the botanical garden. In addition to the beautiful plant landscape, the garden also held numerous events, such as flower arrangement art exchange exhibition, green light music festival, summer light and shadow art festival, nature science class, and gardening salon that attract citizens and tourists to visit.