Scenic Spot Introduction
Shenyang Botanic Garden was built in 1959, and opened to public in 1993. Occupying 211 hectares, the garden sits on a ground of rolling hills with green pines and verdant cypresses, luxuriant blossoms, forming a feast for the eyes. According to different genera and ecological habits, more than twenty special gardens have been built up successively. So far, more than 1,700 genera of botany have been gathered and displayed, among which there are open field woody plants of 56 families, 518 species; herbaceous plants of 75 families, 854 species; and greenhouse flower plants of 78families, 400 species. This botanic garden has most botany species in northeastern China. Different types of large-scale flower shows are held annually, including tulip show in May, peony show in June, lily show in July, dahlia show in August, and ground-cover chrysanthemum show in September. Every flower show is full of visitors in endless stream.
Some other sections jointly assist the running of the garden, like children playing space, aqua play, recreational bridge section, animal exhibition area and dining area. The recreational bridge section started its construction since the 1990s. More than fifty different types of bridges were designed based on the garden’s geographical conditions and built over the artificial lake.
China (Shenyang) World Horticultural Exposition was held here during May 1st to October 31st, in the year 2006.
The built-up south area of Shenyang Botanic Garden and the under-construction north area are the core of the construction of “World Horticultural Expo”, which will also extend eastward and southward. The total planning area is larger than five square kilometers, which ranked first among all the “World Horticultural Expo” that has ever been held.
The construction of “World Horticultural Expo Garden” contains two major parts: Horticulture viewing area and recreational area. More specifically, it consists of four parts:
The first is horticulture show. This is the main body and core of “World Horticultural Expo”. More ideas and originality will add to the construction on the basis of meeting the requirements of AIPH. The construction includes garden’s main entrance square, two outdoor gardens (international garden and domestic garden), two indoor exhibition halls (comprehensive pavilion and selva pavilion), twenty special gardens, unique flower streets and Greendale.
The second is recreation. Recreational area is built in the extended east area of the Botanic Garden. Decorated with flowers, grass and trees, the environment of recreational area bonds garden art and recreation organically, which show another type of garden style. The landmark buildings include a large-scale performance square, and some other recreational equipment like agriculture manor with different countries’ special cultures， large-scale playground, children’s park, collection of miniatures of world landmark buildings, streets with foreign states styles and motion simulator movie theater, etc.
The third is integrated service. There are constructions of traveler reception center, large-scale parking lot, souvenir shop, flower trade center, food court, coffee house and bar and so on which blend with garden architectures organically.
The fourth is exhibition activities. Various kinds of colorful activities will be held to attract travelers from home and abroad, including celebration party, artistic performance, exhibition and trade, academic exchange, competition appraisement and recreational activities, etc.
Transportation: Travelers can take train or bus 330 to Botanic Garden Stop.
Ticket: RMB20 yuan in summer, RMB10 yuan in winter (The price will be adjusted during the World Expo.)