Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden

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China - Shanghai - Songjiang District, Shanghai

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About the Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden

Chenshan Botanical Garden, Shanghai is a comprehensive botanical garden with strong scientific content and beautiful garden landscapes, integrating scientific research, popularization of science, landscape and leisure, co-constructed by Shanghai Municipal People's Government, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the State Forestry Administration with the approval of Shanghai Municipal People's Government, and is also a major social welfare ecological construction project decided by Shanghai Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government, listed in the Outline of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of Shanghai for National Economic and Social Development. Located in Songjiang District, with an area of 207 hectares (2,070,000 m2), Chenshan Botanical Garden was officially started in March 2007; with the support and concern of all parties, after more than 3 years of construction, it was open to the public as a trial on April 26, 2010; and with the completion of the Conservatory, the Garden was fully open on January 23, 2011.

Main Address:
Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden
3888 Chen Hua Road
Songjiang District, Shanghai
Shanghai 201602 China

Telephone: (021) 37792288-802
Fax: (021) 37792288-800
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Hu Yong-Hong
    Curator's Name: Mr Wang Zhengwei
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 52
    Educational Staff Number: 10
    Research Staff Number: 61
    Administration Staff Number: 42

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 2010
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 207 Hectares
  • Total Area: 207 Hectares
    Latitude: 31.07474
    Longitude: 121.1797
    Annual Rainfall: 1213 mm
    Altitude: 3.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 12000 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 上海辰山植物园
  • Local Address: 上海松江区辰花路3888号
  • Locality: City: 上海市
  • Locality: State: 中国

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 80000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 19591
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 8744
  • Special Collections:Chenshan Botanical Garden, with the theme of “Plants and health”, according to the basic settings of special gardens of global botanical gardens and in connection with the geographic and climatic characters, was laid out with 26 special gardens in four categories, including unique Conservatory, Quarry Garden, Blind's Garden, Aquatic Garden, and Rock Garden and Medicinal Plants Garden, etc.

    Featured plant collection for Chenshan Botanical Garden is based on the collection of East China prophyta. Till now, 9,000 distinctive plant species have been collected, including special plant and greenhouse plants such as magnoliaceae, roseceae, cerasus, malus mill, iris, aquatic plants, xeric plants, herb plants, economic plants, and rare and endangered plants, etc., and been conserved and recorded in a scientific manner.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

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: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    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: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes