Where to Find Flowers in Shanghai (March - June)

I did not realize until recently that Shanghai has so many parks and flower fields. We had also just returned in late March to early April and were in home quarantine so unfortunately missed out on a few types of flowers. After doing a bit of research (mainly on these Chinese apps: 小红书 Xiaohongshu and 大众点评 Dazhongdianping, which are like the Pinterest + Trip Advisor/Yelp + Instagram of China) I've found the major type of flowers blooming between March to June. Of course there are also different type of plants to see in autumn such as Maple and Ginko, but that's for another time.  

March – April: Tulips
上海顾村公园 Shanghai GuCun Park
  • Location: 上海市宝山区沪太路4788号 (Baoshan District, North Puxi)
  • Access: Subway Line 7, Gucun Park Station
  • Hours: 6am – 6pm
  • Price: adults ¥50, children/elderly ¥25

Mid March – Early April: Cherry Blossoms
上海顾村公园 Shanghai GuCun Park

鲁迅公园, LuXun Park (FREE)
  • Location: 上海市虹口区四川北路2288号 (Hongkou District, North East Puxi)
  • Access: Subway Line 3 & 8, Hongkou Football Stadium Station
  • Hours: 5am – 9pm
同济大学 Tongji University Siping Road Campus (FREE)
  • Location: 上海市杨浦区四平路1239号 (Yangpu District, North East Puxi)
  • Access: Subway Line 8 & 10, Siping Road Station
  • Hours: 24hrs
共青森林公园 Gongqing Forest Park
  • Location: 上海市杨浦区军工路2000号(近嫩江路)(Yangpu District, North East Puxi)
  • Access: Subway Line 12, Aiguo Road
  • Hours: 8am – 4pm (Nov – Apr), 6am – 7:30pm (May – Oct)
  • Price: 15rmb

Late April – Mid June: Hydrangea
共青森林公园 Gongqing Forest Park

滨江森林公园 Binjiang Forest Park
  • Location: 上海市浦东新区高桥镇凌桥高沙滩3号 (Pudong District, North Pudong)
  • Access: No subway available, get a subway to SongFa Road Station (Line 3) and then bus or taxi.
  • Hours: 8:30am – 6 pm
  • Price: ¥20 adults, ¥16 elderly, ¥10 children

上海植物园 Shanghai Botanical Garden
  • Location: 上海市徐汇区龙吴路1111号 (Xuhui District, South West Pudong)
  • Access: Subway Line 3, Shilong Road Station
  • Hours: 7am – 5pm (Nov – May 15), 7am – 7:30pm (May 20 – Oct)
  • Price: ¥15 adults, ¥7.5 under 18yo

BoboLEE Cake (FREE)
  • Location: 建国西路481号, 建国花园内 (Xuhui District, Puxi City Center, inside the garden to the right of % Arabica on Jianguoxi Lu)
  • Access: Subway Line 7 & 9 Zhaojiabang Road Station, Line 1, Hengshan Road Station
  • Hours: 24hrs, the café itself is 11am – 7pm

Mid May – Early June: Lavender
上海薰衣草公园 Shanghai Lavender Park
  • Location: 上海市浦东新区申迪东路399弄188号(Pudong District, Next to Disneyland)
  • Access: Subway Line 11 to Disneyland
  • Hours: 9am – 6pm
  • Price: ¥45-60rmb

Late May – Mid June: Sunflower
上海之鱼 (FREE)
  • Location: Shanghai Zhi Yu Park, North East Intersection湖堤路 & 湖畔路交叉口 (Fengxian District, 45min South of Puxi)
  • Access: Subway Line 5 Jinhaihu Station, then walk towards North East on Hudi Road until the intersection with Hupan Road
  • Hours: 24hrs


Bonus: Flowers around Xujiahui Park
There's a Brunch place we frequently go to called "小红楼" or "La Villa Rouge"  which is a mansion previously owned by EMI records as their production house. Now it's a western brunch place with backyard outdoor seating (and amazing Sangrias)

Around end of May, they added some Sunflowers along the side of their building, so it's a place close to the city you can check out! 
  • Where: North side of Xujiahui Park, middle of Hengshan Road
  • Access: Subway Line 1, 9, 11 Xujiahui Station
  • Hours: The restaurant is opened 11am-11pm, park is open 24hrs


港汇恒隆广场 which is a new upscale mall on the huge intersection of Zhaojiabang Road, Hengshan Road, and Hongqiao Road, also had a Hydrangea Expo, but it only  lasted for a few weeks. They however still have some potted Hydrangeas around the mall entrance for the month of June. 

Bonus – Wholesale Flower Market
  • Hongqiao Antique City, B1 Flower Market
  • Location: Minhang District, No528 Jinhui Road (B1 level). 闵行区金汇路528号
  • Access: Subway Line 10, Longbai Xincun Station
  • Hours: 10am – 7pm
If you aren't able to see any of the flowers mentioned above, this is a year-round indoor wholesale flower market! You can expect Daisies for ¥5, Roses and Sunflowers for ¥10, Hydrangeas for ¥35, and tons of other flowers such as Lilies, Orchids, Verbenas, Bonsais, and even dried flowers! It's also temperature controlled inside to keep the flowers fresh, so you can expect a nice cool 22C, perfect for a day that is too sunny for outdoor activity! 

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