The Xiamen Botanical Garden is one of the largest and most picturesque botanical gardens found in China. From rare plant varieties to the aromas of newly blossomed flowers, there’s a lot of great experiences to be had and memories to be made here.
Best time to visit
To experience the Xiamen Botanical Garden in all its glory, visitors should make sure to go during the April to November months because that is when the garden is a colourful storm of blossoms. There’s plenty of Xiamen accommodation options to choose from as well – for example, there’s the Somerset Software Park Xiamen. The best part of the day to visit would be early morning so you could start your day among the sweet scents of countless blossoming flowers. If you make it to the garden by at least 7 am, you get to enjoy free admission as well!
Pine & China Fir Garden
What makes the Pine & China Fir Garden so special is that it contains hundreds of species of pine and fir trees. This includes the famous met sequoia and ancient Ginko trees characteristic to the region. The beautiful pond with its giant lilies is also another key highlight here.
This forest houses one of the largest collection of bamboo varieties in the world – it is home to well over 1000 sprouting bamboo plants. Walking within this forest is quite the tranquil experience that’s perfect to spend an afternoon.
Tiger Stream Temple
The Xiamen Botanical Gardens is also home to a number of ancient temples. Out of these, the Tiger Stream Temple is the most famous. It is believed that this cave was once the residence of a fierce tiger that ruled and watched over the surrounding landscape.