The gardens are part research center part recreational gardens. Great places to walk and picnic, with over 4,000 species of plants to look at. 10RMB for adults; 5RMB for children (under 1.3 meters high). Northwest of the lake, at the foot of Jade Spring Hill. Take busses 82, 15, 28 or 7.
It is a research-based arboretum with numerous varieties of flowers and plants. Visitors now can find almost all its spring flowers in bloom. Inside the main garden are 10 small specialist gardens, including the camellia garden, azalea garden and peach blossom garden. Flower shows are sometimes held.