5 indoor botanical gardens to warm yourselves up in Beijing

Missing nature? Revisit spring without leaving the country at these nearby indoor botanical gardens

Image by Zhang Panpan
With the temperatures dipping the next couple of weeks, it's understandable if you're thinking of keeping the kids indoors. However, there are still some places that are still full of greenery, and where the weather of the warmer months can still be had amidst the freezing cold outside.

*original reporting and pictures by Zhang Panpan
Beijing Botanical Gardens

Beijing Botanical Gardens

Naturalists will argue that spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Beijing’s Botanical Gardens, and they’re probably right. But the indoor Tropical Conservatory is a winner year round. Pleasantly humid and home to over 3,000 varieties of colourful and exotic tropical plants that otherwise have little hope flourishing anywhere within the city limits, it’s the ideal space to breathe some life back into your oxygen-starved lungs in the depths of winter. Make it a day trip and pair it up with a visit to the neighbouring Fragrant Hills.

Beijing Garden of World's Flowers (北京世界花卉大观园)

For those visiting Tianjin sometimes soon, consider adding Asia's largest botanical garden to your to-visit list. It is home to more than 3,000 kinds of tropical plants from Southern China and is a perfect place to take the kids out on a stroll on heavily polluted days.  

 

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