Shanghai Botanical Garden

Search again Edit this page
China - Shanghai - Shanghai

Institution Code: SHANG

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level IV

Main Address:
Shanghai Botanical Garden
No. 1111 Longwu Road
Shanghai 200231 China

Telephone: 86-21-54363369
Fax: 86-21-54363460
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Feng Shucheng
    Curator's Name: Zhang Yali
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ms Huang Zengyan
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 100
    Educational Staff Number: 20
    Research Staff Number: 50
    Administration Staff Number: 18

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1974
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 82 Hectares
  • Total Area: 82 Hectares
    Latitude: 31.2000
    Longitude: 121.4333
    Annual Rainfall: 1143 mm
    Altitude: 4.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 10000 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 2000 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 上海植物园
  • Local Address: 中国上海市龙吴路1111号,邮编 200231
  • Locality: City: 上海
  • Locality: State: 上海

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 50
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 6500
  • Special Collections:Pengjin plants (Bonsai plants), azaleas, camellia, Chinese orchids, plants for environmental protection, Rosa, Paeonia, Rhododendron, Acer, Osmanthus, bamboo, medicinal plants.

    Over 2000 cultivars make up the hortcultural display. 52 species threatened plants belong to ex situ collections. The amount of trees and shrubs outdoors is about 2000 taxa, while the amount of plants in greenhouse is also about 2000 taxa.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

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: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: Yes
    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: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes