Colourful flowers bloom freely, dressing up Beijing as summer comes. The pink-blue hydrangeas in Yuyuantan Park embrace each other, fresh and beautiful; thousands of acres of flowers by the Seventeen-Arch Bridge are rippling and making colourful and gorgeous “flower waves”; the Beijing Expo Park International Garden Festival is bustling with the brilliant Expo Flower · Moon · Night prologue of midsummer...So many fun places, why staying at home during this summer, come and run happily and embrace nature!
Hydrangea in Yuyuantan Park
In the midsummer, in addition to the lotus, large areas of hydrangeas in Beijing Yuyuantan Park are also blooming.
The hydrangeas in Yuyuantan Park are planted in the cherry blossom garden and on the south bank of West Lake. There are more than 400 “Endless Summer” hydrangeas which, compared with ordinary species, has a longer flowering period of dozens of weeks. “Endless Summer” is a very valuable variety.
Hydrangea has a variety of colours, ranging from pink to blue, as its colour depends on the pH of the planting soil.
Endless Summer’s blossom will not be affected by pruning. You can prune either new or old branches the way you like, and there will always be delicate flowers.
During its best viewing period, the pink-blue flower balls embrace each other, fresh and beautiful, making people astonished and decorating the midsummer park by adding a unique scenery to it.
Address: No. 10, West 3rd Ring Middle Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Transportation: Take Metro Line 1 or 9 and get off at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution Station. It is within walking distance.
Seventeen-Arch Bridge Flower Sea
On the east side of Qikong Bridge, Changchi Road, Shisanling Town, Changping District, nearly 1000 mu of flowers bloom brilliantly, rippling with colourful “flower waves”, presenting a landscape of blossoming flowers competing for their beauty. Going to Changping to enjoy the sea of flowers has become a good choice for Beijing residents to travel nearby.
The blooming sea of flowers is quiet and charming, with green meadows under the blue sky and white clouds, and the rolling mountains among the peaks in the distance, the scenery along the way is picturesque.
Walking to the stone stele fork of the Flower Sea Theme Park, there are patches of purple sage on the left and right sides, you might feel like walking in a lavender ocean!
Walking leisurely along the path of the sea of flowers, the flowers gently sway in the wind, like stars falling down to the world. Wandering in the beautiful sea of flowers, their colour will blur your eyes, their fragrance infiltrated your heart, and your mood will also bloom in the flowers, like fully immersing yourself in the beautiful sea of flowers.
The blooming Gesang flowers and Golden Baby flowers complement each other with the purple sage. Girls wearing flowing light-yellow dresses are intoxicated by the beauty of the sea of flowers, like a butterfly flowing in the sea of flowers, leaving their smiles in the sea of flowers in the cameras.
Address: East of Qikong Bridge, Changchi Road, Shisanling Town, Changping District, Beijing
Olympic Forest Park
The Olympic Forest Park is located on the North Fifth Ring Road. It is the largest forest park in the Beijing urban area and a 5A-level scenic spot.
In the summer season with plenty of rain, in addition to the lotus, all kinds of flowers in the garden, white, pink, purple, blue, yellow, and red, are in full bloom one after another. On the grass, by the riverside, wild or cultivated, each and every flower is so beautiful that you won’t want to move your eyes away.
A few days ago, the sunflower here has also entered their flowering period. The sunflower sea in the Olympic Forest Park has always been was a major event in the capital in previous years, attracting countless visitors. Due to the impact of the epidemic and the requirements for epidemic prevention this year, people were prevented from gathering. The planting areas do not have large-scale planting as in previous years, nor do this year’s flower fields are as spectacular as before, but they are also amazing and worth watching.
Address: No. 33, Kehui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
The Rose Garden Scenic Area is located in Caijiawa Village, Jugezhuang Town, Miyun District. It is the first artificially built multifunctional rose theme garden in North China that integrates leisure, sightseeing, sailing, popular science, hiking, and cycling bases. It is also the largest in Beijing Base of outdoor China Rose.
The park includes colourful flower seas, water bars, restaurants, DIY experience projects, etc., covering an area of about 2,000 mu. It introduces flower varieties in different seasons and builds flower sea terraces based on natural mountains and rivers. This beautiful scenery in the suburbs of Beijing is where fragrance can be found and flowers can be enjoyed. Therefore, it has been awarded “China’s Beautiful Pastoral Flower Sea Landscape” by the Ministry of Agriculture.
The Rose Garden is a worth-going internet celebrity destination. At the time when the China rose bloom in the Rose Garden, the fragrance of flowers drift tenderly, and happiness will bloom in your heart just like the flower.
The blooming China rose is the target which photographers want to capture. Putting up the lens in the sea of flowers, beautiful scenery is everywhere. Walking in the garden, you can enjoy the blooming rose flowers and the best scenaries everywhere.
Address: Caijiawa Village, Jugezhuang Town, Miyun District, Beijing
Beijing Expo Park
Beijing Expo Park is where the Beijing Expo was held. Located in the beautiful Yanqing, this ecological conservation area in Beijing covers an area of 503 hectares, and is blessed with four distinct seasons and beautiful natural scenery. In spring, large forests and green lands show great vitality; in summer, by the riverside of Guishui, the birds and flowers create a leisurely atmosphere; in autumn, the forests are dyed with gorgeous colours, clearing people’s mind under the clean water and blue sky; in winter, it becomes silver when covered with snow, creating a pure natural experience. The splendid China Pavilion, the International Pavilion resembling a sea of flowers, the pastoral market-like Life Experience Pavilion, the Botanical Pavilion known as “the rising horizon”, and the gorgeous and vivid Guirui Theater, constitute the core venues of the Expo. In the International Horticultural Exhibition Area, there are various foreign exhibition parks with strong exotic flavours; the exhibition parks in the China Park Exhibition Area are designed with local characteristics of various provinces, autonomous regions, and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
As the main exhibition hall for greenhouse plants, the Botanical Pavilion has more than 1,000 kinds of greenhouse plants on display, and there are also some rare plants that are eye-opening. In the midsummer season, Yanqing set off an upsurge of leisure and vacation of “Living in Yanqing, Visiting the World Expo”, making the World Expo Park as a destination for photography. In addition, the park also hosts large-scale music festivals, on-site performances and other activities to provide citizens with a good destination for holidays.
Currently, Beijing Expo Park is holding the International Garden Festival. In addition, every Saturday night there will be an audio-visual feast, musical fountain and landscape lighting on the shore of Guixun Lake. Come or you will regret it!
Accompanied by the beautiful melody of the three pieces of music “Guests from afar, please stay”, “A Family in the World Expo”, and “Xi Yang Yang”, light and shadow flow on the large water curtain formed by the fountain, a beautiful picture scroll depicting the culture and mascot of the World Garden slowly spread out before your eyes.
Light and shadow music fountain: every Saturday night: 20:00-20:17
Landscape lighting: every Saturday night: 19:00-21:00
Address: West of Provincial Highway S220, Yanqing District, Beijing
Dongxiaokou Urban Recreation Park
Dongxiaokou Urban Recreation Park is located on the “third corridor” of the ventilation environment along the central axis in the central city of Beijing. It is an important node of the north central axis green wedge and the north central axis ventilation corridor, and its east side is adjacent to Dongxiaokou Forest Park (Phase I), connecting the Olympic Forest Park in the south, with Heiquan Road in Haidian District in the west and Xunhe Road in Dongxiaokougou in the north, covering an area of 1658 mu.
The main plant landscapes created by the park include colourful flower fields, romantic flower valleys, wild flowers, sunny lawns, sparse forests and grasslands, rose gardens, etc. There are many kinds of flowers planted in the garden. Currently, nearly 300,000 ㎡ of various flowers are in their blooming season.
Dongxiaokou Urban Recreation Park creates a flower theme in the form with a sea of flowers in the forest, a flower belt on the edge of the forest, an undulating flower field, and a featured garden, forming a landscape feature of “flower dancing in the forest”.
Around the benches in the park, on both sides of the road, the fragrance of flowers overflows everywhere. The various China roses in the garden are gorgeous and colourful; and the elegant asters create a sea of purple flowers, which is full of unrestrained and enchanting vitality at a glance.
Strolling in the sea of flowers, the endless flowers are colourful and dazzling, just like a fairyland on earth, bursts of fragrance will surround your body and refresh your heart!
Address: Southeast of the intersection of Middle East Road and Heiquan Road, Dongxiaokou Town, Changping District, Beijing
World Flower Garden
During this summer when you sweat under the scorching sun, the World Flower Garden will help you escape from boredom and immerse yourself in the world of flowers. What is waiting for you in this world of flower?
“The hibiscus flower never sees the evening, every day the flower is completely new” depicts the blossom of hibiscus flower in the morning and its wither and fall at dusk. Its flower language is gentle persistence, as even if it lives for only one day, it is still full of vitality, and there will be new flowers blooming every day. With such short life, beauty and bloom is everything hibiscus cares.
Coneflower is a common compositae plant in life. It is often seen in the greenery of parks and roadsides. With such beautiful appearance, it also has excellent medical effects.
Echinacea contains a variety of active ingredients, which can stimulate the vitality of immune cells such as white blood cells in the human body, and enhance immunity. It can also be used to assist in the treatment of colds, coughs and upper respiratory tract infections.
Wang Shipeng, a famous politician in the Southern Song Dynasty, depicted the blooming of crape myrtle in his poem “When green leaves cover people’s eyes in midsummer, this flower decorates the whole house with its bright red.” Illustrating the vigorous and vivid blossom of crape myrtle.
The history of crape myrtle cultivation can be traced back to thousands of years ago. There is also a legend about the origin of the crape myrtle flower in the Chinese folk. In ancient times, there was a vicious beast named Nian. It hurt countless people and animals, so the Ziwei (crape-myrtle) star went down and locked it deep in the mountains, only allowing it to go out once a year. In order to supervise the Nian, Ziwei Star turned into a crape myrtle flower to stay in the human world, bringing peace and beauty to the people.
4. Sanvitalia procumbens
Sanvitalia procumbens is native to Mexico. It has a long flowering period and dense flowers, and is often used as a ground cover plant to decorate parks, roads, and gardens. The sanvitalia procumbens swaying in the wind is light and elegant, and the little yellow flower in the story seems to form its shape.
5. Purple loosestrife
Purple loosestrife is a perennial herb with neat plants and prosperous flowers. It is often planted on shallow water banks, marsh and other places, and is also used in gardens. The pink and purple flowers of Loosestrife by the lake create a dreamlike wonderland, beautiful and romantic.
The flower language of sunflower is faith, loyalty, and admiration, which represents the brave pursuit of the happiness you want. Although it is not as romantic as a rose or as pure as a lily, it is sunny and bright, with its own unique charm, and it is not only romantic love that blooms, but also the love of dreams and life.
7. Sulfur cosmos
Under the scorching sun, it blooms brilliantly, swaying its body in the wind, seeming to tell its own story.
Address: No. 235, South Fourth Ring Middle Road, Fengtai District, Beijing (Northeast corner of Majialou Bridge)