Best Places to See Spring Blossoms in Shanghai

In spring, appreciating spring blossoms will be one of the best things to do in Shanghai. You’ve got plenty of choices for varieties of flowers, including cherry blossoms, peach blossoms, tulips and magnolias. Here we’ve carefully selected the best places to see spring blossoms in Shanghai, read on and plan a leisure spring trip in Shanghai.
 

1.Gucun Park —— Cherry Blossoms

Gucun Park, located at Baoshan District, is the biggest suburban park of Shanghai. Covering an area of about 430 hectares, Gucun Park is three times larger than Century Park. Besides, Gucun Park also has the biggest cherry blossom viewing area in Shanghai, covering a total area of more than 53 hectares and numbering over 10,000 cherry trees of 28 species.


There are several viewing areas to appreciate cherry blossoms in Guncun Park, including the Cherry Forest, Children’s Forest Carnival, Forest Leisure Sports Garden and Forest Roaming Garden. Don’t forget to pack a picnic, there are so much more for you to explore in Gucun Park.

Best Places to See Spring Blossoms in Shanghai
Watch Cherry Blossoms in Gucun Park


When to Visit: mid-March to late April

Opening Hours: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fee: RMB 20

How to Get to: take metro Line 7 to Gucun Park Station
 

2.Shanghai Flower Port —— Tulips

Shanghai Flower Port holds Tulips Exhibition each year, displaying over 3.2 million tulips of up to 500 different species. However, Shanghai Flower Port is a bit far from downtown, you may need about 2 hours to get there. As Shanghai Flower Port is really big, you will spend almost one day there, so it’s better to plan ahead of time.

Best Places to See Spring Blossoms in Shanghai
Shanghai FLower Port
 

When to Visit: March to April

Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entrance Fee: RMB 100

How to Get to: take Longdong Line at Lonyanglu Metro Station
 

3.Nanhui Peach Blossom Village —— Peach Blossoms

Nanhui Peach Blossom Village is the best place to appreciate peach blossoms in Shanghai. Here you can take a stroll in a romantic world of peach blossoms, explore the countryside and enjoy some folk performances. Each year, the Peach Blossom Festival will attract tens of thousands of tourists.

Best Places to See Spring Blossoms in Shanghai
Nanhui Peach Blossom Village


When to Visit: March to April

Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entrance Fee: RMB 48

How to Get to: take metro Line 16 to Huinan Station and transfer shuttle bus to Nanhui Peach Blossom Village
 

4.Shanghai Botanical Garden —— Cherry Blossoms, Tulips, Peach Blossoms

Shanghai Botanical Garden is a great place to snap some beautiful pictures of flowers. In spring, you can watch various flowers, including cherry blossoms, tulips and peach blossoms. What’s more, there are 15 different gardens inside Shanghai Botanical Garden, it’s worthwhile making a trip out there.


When to Visit: March to May

Opening Hours: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entrance Fee: RMB 15

How to Get to: take bus No.56, 714, 720, 770, 820, 824, 958, 178
 

5.Century Park —— Plum Blossoms, Magnolias

Century Park is one of the most popular parks in Shanghai. With a large area of lawns, forests, and lakes, Century Park is full of trees and flowers, and it is an oasis in the metropolis. In January, there is Plum Blossom Exhibition in Century Park, hundreds of plum trees will show their pretty flowers to the tourists. Magnolias in the park are attractive as well.


Best Places to See Spring Blossoms in Shanghai
See Magnolias in Century Park


When to Visit: January to May

Opening Hours: 6:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entrance Fee: RMB 10

How to Get to: take bus No.184, 640, 794, Dongzhou Line
 

6.Zhuanghang Town —— Rape Flowers

Zhuanghang Town is located at Fengxian District of Shanghai. From 2007, Zhuanghang Town started to held Rape Flower Festival in spring. You may have a picturesque view of a sea of rape flowers, along with historical architectures. If you want to explore the local culture, you can walk along Zhuanghang Old Street and discover the profound history among the well-preserved buildings and bridges. Don’t forget to taste authentic foods there.

Best Places to See Spring Blossoms in Shanghai
Zhuanghang Town


When to Visit: late March to mid-April

How to Get to: take Zhuangxin Line (Xinzhuang Metro Station —— Zhuangxing)
 

7.Jiading Wisteria Garden —— Wisteria

There are 3 wisteria themed parks in the world, Jiading Wisteria Garden is one of them. With more than 90 wisteria planted in Jiading Wisteria Garden, the wisteria in various colors in the garden are really seductive, making people intoxicated with the beautiful view. Additionally, the layout of Jiading Wisteria Garden combines the architectural style of traditional Chinese gardens and the characteristics of Japanese gardening art.

Best Places to See Spring Blossoms in Shanghai
Jiading Wisteria Garden


When to Visit: April

Opening Hours: all day long

Entrance Fee: free

How to Get to: take metro Line 11 and transfer bus No.6
 

8.Caoxi Park —— Peonies

Peonies in Caoxi Park are attractive enough, as Caoxi Park is the oldest peony garden in Shanghai. Some peonies in the garden are more than 100 years old, and the oldest one is over 120 years old, which makes Caoxi Park even special. What’s more, there are also many Chinese herbaceous peonies inside the park.


When to Visit: April

Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fee: free

How to Get to: take bus No.92, 703b, 953, 718, 218
 

9.Minhang Cultural Park —— Magnolias

Local people in Shanghai love magnolias so much, as white magnolia is the city flower of Shanghai. In spring, you can see magnolias in some parks, or even along the streets. Minhang Cultural Park will be a great option, it is a magnolia themed park, with different varieties of magnolia trees inside the park.


When to Visit: March

Opening Hours: 5:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fee: free

How to Get to: take metro Line 10 to Hangzhonglu Station, or take bus No.87, 753, 776, 867
 

10.People’s Square —— Magnolias

If you don’t feel like going to a park, head to the People’s Square in Shanghai. At the entrance of the Shanghai Museum, there is a long row of white magnolia trees. Nearly 200 magnolia trees are planted along the People's Avenue and Tibet Road. It is the largest viewing area of white magnolias in the city center.


When to Visit: March

Opening Hours: all day long

Entrance Fee: free

How to Get to: take metro Line 2, 2 or 8
 

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