Xianhu Botanical Garden

Xianhu Botanical Garden, Shenzhen: Hours, Address, Xianhu Botanical Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Xianhu Botanical Garden
4.5
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Also known as Fairy Lake Botanical Gardens, this massive, verdant escape has lots to offer even if you are not a botanical buff. A popular pastime among locals is to rent a boat and explore the lake.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
More than imaginary Fairy Lake Botanical Gardens
Sep 2019
WOW , , , A super large, almost 550 hectare, botanical gardens. There is lots to see. All types and varieties of plant life, set in beautiful displays.
Written May 30, 2020
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Tubby Panda
Portsmouth, UK414 contributions
Great day out
Sep 2019
This has to be one of the best places I have seen in Shenzhen so far and can easily fill up a whole day.
If you use public transport its so easy to find, we took metro to Huangbeiling and as you come out of exit c there is a row of bus stops, 220 and M182 take you straight to the entrance.
15Y to enter the park, as you enter there are buses to take you to the temple, another 3Y but worth it to get you there quickly.
The temple is interesting enough if you wander around, we were also told by a guy there was free food. Following some of the locals we came to a small serving hatch and were given a pair of chopsticks and a bowl of food. No idea if this was a special event or if its a regular thing. The food was very tasty, sweet potato, yam and some pickles with rice
From the temple we walked down and around the roads, first came to a small garden, then the bonsai gardens and on to the lake proper.
As a photographer I found the whole place wonderful for images, could have easily spent the whole day there. We arrived at around 11 and left at 4.
One word of warning, take plenty of food and drink. There are vending machines dotted around, water was 3.5 and soft drinks up to 6Y. None of the cafes/food places on the maps were open or even looked like they open.
If parks/gardens are you thing then I recommend spending a day here, check out the cacti, looks like other worldly scenery.
Written September 25, 2019
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Fliesenthal
Shenzhen, China155 contributions
Wonderful park
Sep 2019 • Family
Great park with many things to do. Great botanical garden, walking paths with awesome paths, a lake with some boats for rent. A pagoda and a temple. Great place for spending a day
Written September 21, 2019
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Wanderer783934
41 contributions
It’s a nice walk
Jul 2019
Again on a hot day visited the gardens. A pleasant walk but not much to see. The temple is not worth walking to unless you want to get your fitness steps up. Much better gardens to see.
Written August 26, 2019
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jeanie wang
Shenzhen, China18 contributions
amazing place for flowers and trees
Apr 2019 • Friends
i like here too much, but the transportation to here is not convenient, not too many bus and no metro. every time i went there i wish i can take pictures with each flower, so beautiful
Written April 9, 2019
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RZorn
Cologne, Germany44 contributions
Beautiful and calm
Jan 2019 • Couples
The garden is much larger than a botanical garden in Europe. It is actually a park with bus transportation between different botanical exhibits. Although there are quite a lot of visitors the large area does not seem crowded. Expect to stay a whole day. You can combine the visit with Hongfa temple.
Written January 28, 2019
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Brittany
5 contributions
Gorgeous Botanical Garden
Nov 2018 • Friends
Xianhu Botanical Garden also known as Fairy Lake Botanical Garden is a beautiful getaway from the bustling city.
It's a giant park and takes several hours to walk through the gardens and see everything.
There are no restaurants so when you go remember to bring a lunch or snack.
Written December 31, 2018
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nizar1ash
Shenzhen, China89 contributions
Weekend with family
Dec 2018
If you are with family be prepare well . Recommended to use shoes because for to reach botanical garden you will need to walk little . Another option would be to buy a bus ticket which can take you to the top of Hongda Temple . During summer the scenery is not good . I visited during winter and the weather is chilling with beautiful foggy scenery . For photography it’s best .
Written December 22, 2018
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Wynn R
Morgan Hill, CA1,809 contributions
A valley of Paradise
Oct 2018 • Solo
A lovely garden spot combining several different types of gardens all tastefully done. A pleasant day trip.
Written October 30, 2018
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hippodiver
Hong Kong, China91 contributions
Not worth the visit!
Sep 2018 • Friends
I visited this garden on Sunday 30 Sep 18, after the typhoon Mangkhut.

Although the ground of this botanical garden is very large, there were actually not many things to see, especially plants and flowers.

Some of the areas were either closed off or still under construction. There were also a lot of trees and branches that fell off due to the typhoon and were being cleared slowly.

To visit the entire park means a lot of walking up and down roads designed for park buses to take visitors around the park so the park is actually not that pedestrian friendly. Some roads had no pavements for pedestrians.

At the entrance of the garden, there is an option to take the park bus (RMB 3) up near the lake. Walking uphill would take about 15 minutes and not much to see along the way. The best option is to take the bus up and walk down.

Considering the location of the garden which is quite far depending on where you are located in Shenzhen, I think this is garden is a disappointment in its current state and not worth the effort.
Written October 1, 2018
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Xianhu Botanical Garden is open:
  • Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM