Ningbo Botanical Garden: A year-round floral paradise

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  August 28, 2023 L M S


A stretch of Kochia scoparia in the Ningbo Botanical Garden, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: nbfb0574]

Ningbo, where summer is slowly giving way to autumn, is enchanting visitors with its breathtaking flower fields.

Among the numerous destinations where one can get immersed in the beauty of flowers is the Ningbo Botanical Garden in the city's Zhenhai district. This botanical garden is a haven for a wide variety of sought-after plants, such as sunflowers, cherry blossoms, and plum blossoms.

The main draw is currently the charming spherical plant, known as Kochia scoparia. Its irresistible cuteness has captivated tourists from far and wide.

As the temperature gradually drops, the leaves of Kochia scoparia will undergo a transformation in the runup to November, turning into vibrant shades of orange and purple, resembling miniature fiery explosions.

A vast 7,000-square-meter sunflower field is also on offer, with some sunflowers already showcasing their splendid blossoms. The optimal time to witness this spectacular sight is considered to be in October.

When late autumn approaches, visitors will be able to discover the delightful fragrances of osmanthus, chrysanthemums, and other aromatic plants. These various blossoms present countless opportunities for capturing memorable photos and sharing them on social media platforms.