Do you like gardens, flowers or botany? If so, Jinzhan Tulip Garden in Chaoyang District is one of two big tulip gardens where you can see thousands of tulips, especially in the spring. You can see various varieties throughout the year.
The garden graces Chaoyang District in Beijing where expats prefer to live. Close to Beijing's central ancient attractions, the Jinzhan Tulip Garden and Chaoyang Park makes the district attractive for tourists.
- 26 hectares (61 acres) of specially bred tulips
- New varieties
- Experimental breeding plots
- Pleasant paths to stroll along from spring to fall.
The garden features two large greenhouses and European-style architecture. The garden usually isn't crowded. So it might be a place to go with your loved one for a quiet stroll.
Jinzhan Tulip Garden is a peaceful escape from the chaos of Beijing. Although, tulips are mainly seen during the spring season, tourists will still be able to enjoy other beautiful fruits and flowers blooming during the remainder of the year.
The Jinzhan Tulip Garden has a lovely dutch atmosphere. Visitors will enjoy watching the windmill and taking a watercart out into the lake.
There are also hot springs available to visitors and bathing facilities to enjoy there.
During spring, most people will enjoy the tulip exhibition. From February to May, visitors can taste the fresh strawberries that grow in the garden.
There is also a lotus exhibition in the summer, a chrysanthemum exhibition in fall and a plum flower exhibition in the winter.
How to Visit the Gardens
Visitors will enjoy the garden any time of the year they choose to visit. No matter the weather, there is always a flower or fruit in season. In addition, visitors can keep warm in the winter by taking a dip in the hot springs or cool off in the summer by catching a breeze by the windmill.
As you are walking through the garden, visit the two large greenhouses used year round for production and experimental breeding.
You may also take pictures, in the spring, of the more than 1 million tulips. Jinzhan Tulip Garden prides itself on having more than 100 different breeds of tulips for tourists to see.
After you have taken a stroll around the garden, you may take a watercart out on the lake to a small man-made island where you may watch the birds and get some sun.
- Address: North of Jinzhan Xi Street, Chaoyang District.
- Transport: The easiest way to get to the park is by public bus 418, 640, 641, or 909 to East Wei Road. If taking a taxi, tourists can tell the driver to take them to 郁金香花园.
- Season: The garden and its greenhouses can be visited throughout the year, but obviously spring is the best season for the tulips.
- Entry: 15 yuan per person
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The Surrounding Area
The Jinzhan Tulip Garden is in Chaoyang District, putting it in an area that allows tourists to minimize their travel time if they would like to enjoy multiple tourist hot spots before or after they enjoy the garden.
For art lovers, the Classical Art Museum, at 18 Jinzhan South Road, is a short distance away. Or if it's a nice day out and you would like to continue your time in the outdoors, you can head over to the nearby Chaoyang Park at 1 Chaoyang Park South Road.
After a long day of walking, visitors can fill up at the Tulip Hotel on Dongwei Road, Gangou Potatoes on Ghost Street or Mongolian Hotpot at 12 Xinyuanxili Zhongjie. See Beijing Restaurants.
Beijing's Other Large Gardens
Jinzhan Tulip Garden is smaller than the more famous tulip garden display that fully blooms in the spring inside the Beijing Botanical Garden’s 400 hectare park. Hundreds of thousands of bulbs sprout for a special tulip garden display there each year. It is on Wofosi Road about 25 kilometers northwest of central Beijing.
Another spring tulip garden blooms at Beijing International Flower Port in Shunyi District, about 40 kilometers or 25 miles northeast of central Beijing. It is a botanical research center and farm where you can also pick your own fruit. Tulips are a special feature of spring, but they can be appreciated throughout the year at these gardens.