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Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen & Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is located in LuoHu district of Shenzhen, with Wutong Mountain’s highest peak standing in the east, and the Shenzhen reservoir in the west, covering an area of 588 hectares. The Botanical Garden and scenic area was constructed in 1983 and opened to the public in 1988, which has incorporates scientific research, science popularization, and tourism. The mission of the garden is to allow the public to experience the beauty of plants as well as the landscape, develop and spread botanical knowledge, and preserve plant diversity. The garden has achieved a good reputation for its activities and is known as a rising star in Asian botanic gardens. The garden is rated as a national AAAA (the Chinese evaluation standard for tourist attractions; the highest score possible is AAAAA) scenic spot and attracted more than two million visitors every year.

The Garden has more than twelve themed Gardens, including the Magnolia Garden, the Rare and Endangered Trees Garden, the Palm Garden,the Bamboos Garden,the Shady Plants Garden,the Desert Plant Area,the Aquatic Plants Garden, the Cryptogamic Garden,the Gymnosperms Garden,the Bonsai Garden,the Butterfly and Orchid Valley,the Situ conservation centers, and so on. The whole garden can be divided into six scenic areas, including the Heaven & Earth Area, the Lake Area, the Temple Area, the Desert Plant Area, the Fossil Forest Area and the Conifers Azalea Area. Moreover, the museum and Shenzhen Paleontology Museum, together with the famous petrified wood collection and the Petrified Forest, has a world-wide reputation and attracts not only Chinese but also foreign visitors. Among the living plant collections, the cycad collection, the Cycad Garden (also named as National Cycad Conservation Center), is eminent for the giant cycad trees and rich cycad species.

There are more than 17 special-category living plant collections and more than 8,000 species of plants in the garden. If one has special interest in certain kinds of plants, like medicinal plants, palms, bamboos, desert plants, bonsai, etc., visit these special gardens.







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