IT'S no secret that flowers and plants can add a touch of nature to a home.
They also are good for helping the eyes relax after one spends some time watching TV or working on the computer.
Buy a transparent vase, plant your favorite species and take pride as they grow and blossom under your care.
Here are a few markets where you can purchase flowers and plants in Jiading.
Located on Cao'an Road, Xinzeyuan Market of Flowers and Trees is a big complex that includes rockery, garden equipment, plants and bonsai.
It has three mains sections: a bonsai and plants area, a garden rockery area and a painter's village.
The bonsai and plants area sells flowers, plants and bonsai.
The orchid village in this area attracts a large number of buyers from Shanghai and Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.
The garden rockery area sells artistic stones and big garden rocks.
The painter's village includes a studio, exhibition area and dormitory. It attracts artists from around the country.
Address: 3006-3058, Cao'an Road
Tel: 693-1709; 6913-1002; 6913-9040
Yufu Garden Jiading Flower Shop
This is a small market for flowers and trees. In a two-story renovated residential building, the shop has a small yard where all the flowers and plants are displayed.
Although it is not big, a variety of flowers and plants are available for purchase.
The shop is near Zhouqiao Old Street. It is quite popular among the elderly people nearby and is a good choice for those who don't want to travel far to find something precious and rare.
Address: 40 Zhangma Road, Jiading Town
Tel: 1352-4149-388; 1893-0678-028;
Located in Malu Town, Xinlu Market is considered very professional by locals.
The market declares that you can get everything you need here. It seems true as all kinds of bonsai, rocks, fish, insects, birds, fertilizer, soil, pottery and the garden equipment can be found here.
The market is both for wholesale and retail. Visitors can search nearly 100 booths before deciding on which flowers or plants to purchase.
Address: 2968 Huyi Road, Malu Town