China – Flower Blossoms & Peony Festival Tour
April 8th to April 22nd, 2008

Our last visit on this tour on the 21st was to the Shanghai Botanical garden. A visual treat for all as they were just setting up gardens in preparation for the games. The Shanghai Botanical Gardens is divided into four spacious sectors that specialize in magnolias, peonies, azaleas, roses, osmanthus, ferns, bamboo, maples, and conifers. The orchid garden is considered the best in China. The gardens are a tool for education, scientific research, sightseeing and production. The gardens also act in the training of introduced species. A new area known as the 'Plant Evolution Section' has been built inside the complex where where horticultural experiments are conducted. This is a more traditional garden in which medicinal plants are grown and harvested.
Our final evening together was another fantastic dinner and then the finale -we enjoyed a night show ‘Acrobatics Shanghai’. What a way to end the tour!

April 22: Shanghai – home, with incredible memories!


  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row