Lushan Botanic Garden

Botanic GardenEstablished in 1934, Lushan Botanic Garden is a sub-tropical mountain garden situated in the valley of Hanpo entrance, Southeast of Mt.Lushan. The garden is surrounded with rolling mountains. The soil is in yellow brown humus layer with PH value ranging from 0 to 6.5.It is typical misty monsoon mountain climate. The average temperature is around 12℃.The average rainfall is 1,800-2,000mm and the average relative humidity is 79.7%.

The Botanic garden covers an area of 300 hectares and contains some 3,400 species of rare plants cultivated in eleven display areas according to their communities and ecosystems. The garden is characterized by its pines and azaleas.

There are nine classified gardens and display areas including Pine Garden, International Friendship Azaleas Garden, Green House Garden, Flower Area, Trees Area, Stone Area, Kiwi Fruit Area, Herbs Area, and Tea Plantation. More than 300 varieties of azaleas are planted in the garden, which look like a colorful brocade in blossom. One of local specialties -Lushan Cloud and Mist Tea is planted and picked here. Mt. Lushan is abundant in Chinese herbs. In Herb Garden, more than 300 kinds of herbs are planted. In addition, it has a collection of 100,000 plant specimens and 60,000 books. Metasequoia, nicknamed "living fossil", is among the garden's precious plants.

Lushan Botanic Garden has established ties with more than 50 countries due to its diversity. In the late 1980s,it has been accepted as a member by IUCN .Lushan Botanic Garden has emerged as a famous research center and tourist attraction.

Location: Mt. Lushan Scenic Area, Jiujiang
Entrance Fee: RMB 10

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