Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen & Chinese Academy of Sciences

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China - Guangdong - Shenzhen

Institution Code: SHENZ

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen & Chinese Academy of Sciences

Fairy Lake Botanical Garden was started to build in 1983 and opened to the public on May 1, 1988, with Wutong Mountain in the east and Shenzhen Reservoir in the west, occupying 546 hectares of land area. It serves multiple functions, including botanical research, scientific education, ex situ conservation, exhibition, and tourism. It is also the only integrated organization for botanical research, conservation and utilization in Shenzhen.
The missions of SZBG are to preserve tropical and subtropical plants ex situ, to carry out both basic and applied research, to provide insights about urban greening and landscape, and to supply innovative environmental education. We strive to satisfy visitors to the Garden by providing both a picturesque landscape and exceptional service. We have archieved a series of academic accomplishments in basic research, with special reference to certain groups such as cycads, magnolias, bryophytes, ferns, African violet family (Gesneriaceae), and the study of plant genomes. To serve the rapidly growing city of Shenzhen, we have developed core technologies and products in applied research on urban gardening and landscapes, vertical greening, and the utilization of medicinal and ornamental plants. We supply exhibitions and courses in novel ways for the general public, with a special focus on children and teenagers.

Main Address:
Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen & Chinese Academy of Sciences
160 Xianhu Road
Liantang, Luohu District
Guangdong 518004 China

Telephone: 86 (0)755 2570 4480
Fax: 86 (0)755 2570 4480
URL: www.szbg.ac.cn
Primary Email: donghui@szbg.ac.cn

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mr. Yang Yi-Bao
    Curator's Name: Zhang Li
    Plant Records Officer's Name: JIN Hong
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 11
    Educational Staff Number: 10
    Research Staff Number: 50
    Administration Staff Number: 50

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1983
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 546 Hectares
    Latitude: 22.57
    Longitude: 114.01
    Annual Rainfall: 1933 mm
    Altitude: 300.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 深圳市中国科学院仙湖植物园
  • Local Address: 中国广东省深圳市莲塘仙湖路160号,邮编 518004
  • Locality: City: 深圳
  • Locality: State: 广东

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 130000
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 4000000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 12000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 8600
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes