We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: No.3888 Chenhua Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201619, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +86 21 3779 2288
08:00 - 17:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:30

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 57 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
Escape from the big city crowds

The place is a nice recommendation to escape the cities grey daily life. We visit the place during October holidays and guess... it was still nice and not over crowded. The garden... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Shanghai Region, China
Add Photo Write a Review

57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 12: English reviews
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
116 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely Wonderfull. 60 rmb not very popular because remote. Definitely take the time as it is huge. Plan a bottle of water and if with kids plan a little snack ( snacks in the park are very Chinese and food sold in the park is very loose) best is to arrive in the morning and leave for lunch at 13h00

Thank hamelinp1972
Shanghai Region, China
Level Contributor
76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The place is a nice recommendation to escape the cities grey daily life. We visit the place during October holidays and guess... it was still nice and not over crowded. The garden is really big with a lot of space and well prepared and maintained. Entree fee for an adult is 60 RMB. Quite reasonable. Inside the area you have... More 

Thank hyper64
Lagos, Nigeria
Level Contributor
189 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

It was health and safety day for a company I was visiting in Shanghai and they invited me to come along. This botanical garden is simply magnificent. We spent a good part of the afternoon there and barely visited 50% if the park. It is very extensive, including Chenshan Hill with a Pagoda at the top, a deep dip with... More 

Thank Jydeoo
Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
92 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Getting There: The cheapest way to get there is line 9 Dongjing Station (洞泾). Take Exit 4 and cross the road via the Over-bridge. Then take the Bus No. 19 to Chen Shan Botanical Garden. Will cost around 10-15rmb one way including the metro fare. Taxi is also available at the bus stop. Apparently there are two buses with a... More 

8 Thank savvyuec
Level Contributor
90 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Even when there are a lot of people in the garden you can always find somewhere where there are no visitors. Like most gardens or parks in Shanghai, the flowers and landscape changes depending on the season and time of year. They also have massive greenhouses that have spectacular displays year round. The cheapest way to get there is line... More 

2 Thank Dan H
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
156 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I took a group of student to the botanical gardens for a nature study. Despite the long drive, the gardens are beautiful in the autumn. The air isn't baking hot and there are many blooming autumn flowers. I took them this time to the quarry and the hill. Both I missed the last time i was here and they are... More 

1 Thank Gary M
Level Contributor
31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Coud spend a couple of days here, superb landscaping making use of old quary. Excellent glass houses

Thank EnglandKeen_skier
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

This massive garden is 40 mins by metro/train from Shanghai City Centre. From there just take a bus or cab (it will cost approx 25 RMB). There are 9 parks each takes around an hour to see. You can commute between the parks by a bus. The bus ticket costs 10 RMB and has included all 9 parks (as in... More 

3 Thank Natttsss
Suzhou, China
Level Contributor
44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

Around an hour drive from Shanghai or Suzhou, one can find this enormous garden with a large variety of trees, plants and flowers. I would esspecially recommend the Rock Garden located next to Chenshan. No time to find out whether it was possible to get up to the little temple on top of Chenshan.You can easily spend a whole day... More 

Thank B0r1s
Level Contributor
40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

While I wouldn't put this on the must visit list for tourists with just a short time in Shanghai, I would recommend it to long stay visitors and expats. Located about 1-1.5 hours (depending on traffic) to the West of Shanghai between Songjiang and Sheshan it would make a very pleasant day trip or could be combined with a stay... More 

3 Thank seatrump

Travellers who viewed Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Gardens also viewed

Shanghai, Shanghai Region
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
Shanghai, Shanghai Region

Been to Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Gardens and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Tel Aviv, Israel
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?