Best Places to See Spring Blossoms in Beijing

Where to see flowers in Beijing? For visitors who are willing to see spring flowers in Beijing, you’ve got plenty of options, no matter you love cherry blossoms, magnolias, peonies or tulips. Here are the best places to see spring blossoms in Beijing.
 

1.Yuyuantan Park —— Cherry Blossoms

Yuyuantan Park is one of the largest parks in Beijing, and also the best place to see cherry blossoms in Beijing. Each year, there will be a “Flower Admiring Festival” in Yuyuantan Park in spring, for appreciating those beautiful cherry blossoms.


As the most famous spot in Yuyuantan Park, the Cherry Garden has about 2,000 cherry trees imported from Japan, it is the biggest cherry garden in China.


 

  • When to Visit: late March to late April
  • Opening Hours: 6:00 am-8:30 pm
  • Entrance Fee: RMB 10 during Cherry Blossom Festival
  • How to Get to: take metro Line 1 or Line 9 and get off at the Military Museum Metro Station


 

2.Beijing Botanical Garden —— Peach Blossoms

Beijing Botanical Garden is mainly famous for peach blossoms, it holds the Peach Blossom Festival during March and May each year. There are more than 6,000 peach trees inside the Peach Garden, with the most species of peach blossoms in the world.


Additionally, there are also Peony Garden, Chinese Rose Garden, Magnolia Garden, Clove Garden and plenty more gardens for you to explore.
 

  • When to Visit: early April to mid-May
  • Opening Hours: 7:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Entrance Fee: RMB 10 during Cherry Blossom Festival
  • How to Get to: take bus No. 360, 318 or 714 and get off at the Beijing Botanical Garden Stop, walk 200 meters to the north


 

3.Jingshan Park —— Peonies

Jingshan Park is known as the backyard of the Forbidden City. Each year between mid-April to late May, it’s the Peony Festival in Jingshan Park, which attracts a lot of tourists from China and the world.


The Peony garden is filled with almost 20,000 peonies, bringing together 569 varieties at home and abroad. Here you can see some famous and rare species, such as Luoyang peony, Heze peony, and Gansu peony.


 

  • When to Visit: mid-April to late May
  • Opening Hours: 6:30 am–9:00 pm (April–October)
  • Entrance Fee: RMB 10 during the Peony Festival
  • How to Get to: take bus No. 101, 103, 109, 124, 202, 211, 609 or 685, get off at the Imperial Palace Stop


 

4.Fenghuangling Nature Park —— Apricot Blossoms

Fenghuangling Nature Park is a great place for you to admire apricot blossoms in Beijing. Every year from late March to late April, hills and valleys inside Fenghuangling Nature Park will be covered with lots of apricot blossoms, from white to pink. You’d better go there earlier to get away from the crowds.
 

  • When to Visit: late March to late April
  • Opening Hours: 7:00 am-5:30 pm
  • Entrance Fee: RMB 25
  • How to Get to: take bus No. 346 and get off at the Fenghuangling Stop


 

5.Zhongshan Park —— Tulips

Zhongshan Park holds tulip show each year. From mid-April to mid-May, the tulips in Zhongshan Park will be in full bloom. It will be a great experience to wander around the park, as you may see a rainbow of colorful tulips. Besides, there are also other flower shows inside Zhongshan Park, orchid show is one of the best.
 

  • When to Visit: mid-April to mid-May
  • Opening Hours: 6:00 am -8:00 pm (April to May)
  • Entrance Fee: RMB 10 during Tulip Show
  • How to Get to: take Metro Line 1 and get off at the Tiananmen West Station, walk for 5 minutes to the east.


 

6.Temple of Heaven —— Lilacs

Temple of Heaven will definitely be one of the must-visit Beijing attractions on your bucket list. It’s a wonderful place for you to explore splendid Chinese history and culture, meanwhile, it’s a great place to see lilac flowers in Beijing, as the Beijing’s largest lilac clove is located inside this park.


 

  • When to Visit: April to late May
  • Opening Hours: 6:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Entrance Fee: RMB 15 for the park
  • How to Get to: take metro Line 5, or bus No. 6, 25, 34, 35, 36, 39, 41, 43, 60, 610 etc.


 

7.Yuan Dynasty City Wall Relics Park —— Chinese Flowering Crabapples

Yuan Dynasty City Wall Relics Park is filled with more than 3,000 crabapple trees, and you can explore whenever you like, as it’s opened 24 hours a day for free. Each year, the Crabapple Festival will attract thousands of tourists coming for the beautiful blossoms.
 


 

  • When to Visit: April to mid-May
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Entrance Fee: free
  • How to Get to: take metro Line 10 to Beitucheng Station


 

8.Tanzhe Temple —— Magnolias

Tanzhe Temple is the oldest temple in Beijing, with a long history of more than 1,700 years. Tanzhe Temple is well-known for purple magnolias, it is the best place in Beijing to see magnolia blossoms. Both the color and smell are attractive enough for tourists, the white and purple blossoms create a romantic atmosphere with the light scent.


 

  • When to Visit: April
  • Opening Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm (spring and summer)
  • Entrance Fee: RMB 55
  • How to Get to: take Metro Line 1 to Pingguoyuan Station, transfer bus No. 931 and get off at Tanzhe Temple Stop


 

9.Summer Palace —— Magnolias

Summer Palace, as the biggest imperial garden in the world, is totally worth visiting during your trip in Beijing. Even though it’s famous for the ancient architectures combining with natural sceneries, it’s also a great place to see magnolias. The best spot is in front of the Hall of Joyful Longevity. Additionally, you may also see cherry blossoms here in early April.
 

  • When to Visit: April to May
  • Opening Hours: 6:30 am to 6: pm
  • Entrance Fee: RMB 30 (peak season); RMB 20 (low season)
  • How to Get to: take metro line 4 to Beigongmen Station


 

10.Dajue Temple —— Magnolias

Speaking of magnolias, we have to mention Dajue Temple. This temple is famous for the ancient magnolia tree, which is over 300 year’s old. You will be amazed at the size, color and fragrance of the magnolias in Dajue Temple.
 

  • When to Visit: late March to mid-April
  • Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Entrance Fee: RMB 20
  • How to Get to: take bus No.633 to Dajue Temple Stop


 

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