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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. 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. Chenshan Botanical Garden, as a landmark project in construction of global botanical gardens in the 21st century, got great concern from the global peers and the general public and tourists. Since its trial opening, the garden has received a large number of domestic and foreign tourists, as well as more than 300 peers for academic exchanges, and won high praise from various sectors. Chenshan Botanical Garden has, through creation of unique plant habitats as well as collection, planting and landscaping of featured plants, formed rich and beautiful plant landscapes with unique styles, distinct seasonality and different scenes in different places, and a good ecological environment, provided the general public with an important place for tour, leisure and popularization of botanical science, and become one of the most important domestic botanical research bases, an important platform for China to conduct botanical scientific exchanges with the world and an important window for Shanghai to show the world its botanical technology and culture.