In May 2010, a new botanical garden Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Park 上海辰山植物园 (Shanghai’s 2nd botanical garden) opened after 3 years of construction. The project was apart of improvement works by the government for the 2010 EXPO.
The Botanic Park was designed by Christoph Valentien of Valentien + Valentien Landscape Architects and Urban Planners. The design uses Chinese Garden techniques informed by ecological principles. 35 theme parks spread across 200 hectares of land, framed by a ring of laurel forests from all over the world. New Botanic Garden Shanghai has been published about the design by Jovis.
Below is a video with Christoph Valentien by Art.21 program of Deutsche Welle channel.
The Botanical Park is situated in the area known as Songjiang and is 30km from downtown Shanghai and is accessible by the newly opened Metro Line 9.
VIDEO SOURCE: Daily Motion