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Shanghai Botanical Garden

China - Shanghai - Shanghai

Institution Code: SHANG

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: N

Main Address:
Shanghai Botanical Garden
No. 1111 Longwu Road
Shanghai 200231 China

Telephone: 86-21-54363369
Fax: 86-21-54363460
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Feng Shucheng
    Curator's Name: Zhang Yali
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Wang Yuqin
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 100
    Educational Staff Number: 20
    Research Staff Number: 50
    Administration Staff Number: 18

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
    Status: Municipal: Y
    Status: Satellite: N
    Status: Trust: N
  • Date founded: 1974
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: N
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 82 Hectares
  • Total Area: 82 Hectares
    Latitude: 31.2000
    Longitude: 121.4333
    Annual Rainfall: 1143 mm
    Altitude: 4.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 10000 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 2000 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 上海植物园
  • Local Address: 中国上海市龙吴路1111号,邮编 200231
  • Locality: City: 上海
  • Locality: State: 上海

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: N
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 50
  • Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: N
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: N

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 6500
  • Special Collections:Pengjin plants (Bonsai plants), azaleas, camellia, Chinese orchids, plants for environmental protection, Rosa, Paeonia, Rhododendron, Acer, Osmanthus, bamboo, medicinal plants.

    Over 2000 cultivars make up the hortcultural display. 52 species threatened plants belong to ex situ collections. The amount of trees and shrubs outdoors is about 2000 taxa, while the amount of plants in greenhouse is also about 2000 taxa.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Y
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: N

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Y
    Plant Breeding: Y
    Conservation - Biology: Y
    Conservation - Genetics: Y
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Y
    Ecology: Y
    Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Education: Y
    Ethnobotany: Y
    Exploration: Y
    Floristics: N
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Y
    Molecular Genetics: Y
    Pollination Biology: N
    Restoration Ecology: N
    Seed/Spore Biology: N
    Sustainability: Y
    Pharmacology: N
    Agriculture: Y
    Land Restoration: N
    Urban Environments: Y

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: N
    Courses for University/College Students: N
    Courses for General Public: N
    Education Programme: Y