The public entrance to the garden is at the left (West) of this map. I was prevented from using the main (North) entrance by the security guard. The North entrance is directly opposite the municipal Beijing Botanic Garden, which is where the busses stop and which will be known to Beijing taxi drivers.
Entrance to the CAS garden costs 10Yuan, and is a ten minute walk around the corner.
Bus routes 318,331,714,360,696,698,505,634 are listed as going to the Botanic Garden stop. I used route 634 from the Summer Palace bus station. A taxi from central Beijing should cost about 50Yuan.
Botanic Garden of the Institute of Botany,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
I have written this page because the garden is rarely mentioned in the English language guides to Beijing. It is, however, equally well worth a visit as the better known neighbouring Beijing Botanic Garden. The garden is located in the Haidian area of north-west Beijing, close to an exit from the 5th Ring Road. English signs are generally for the nearby Fragrant Hills Park and the municipal Beijing Botanic Garden.
Some of the information here is gathered from the Chinese language web-site of the Institute of Botany. See http://www.ibcas.ac.cn/skjs/diz.asp . The rest is from my own visit in August 2008
11. Exhibition glasshouses and Rose Garden
12. Perennial Garden
13. Magnolia and Paeony Garden
14. Aquatic & Climbing Plants
15. Crape Myrtle Garden (the summer-flowering Lagerstroemia indica)
16. Rare and endangered plants
18. Medicinal Plants Garden (see detailed plan below)
19. Experimental section
20. Wild Fruit Tree section
Key to Sketch Map.(I have omitted research buildings and residences)
Have you found this web-page useful?
I'd love to hear from anyone who has used it to visit the CAS garden.
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Map of Medicinal Herbs Garden
I have marked the positions of Poncirus trifoliata in green.
This is my 'special interest' plant.
See also my Citrus in Beijing web-page
page created 1st September 2008