The 9th China International Garden Expo in Beijing will open on May 18th, 2013. Located in Fengtai District of Southwest Beijing, the Garden Expo occupies a total area of 513 hectares. Ginkgo Avenue goes through the Expo from China Garden Museum to functional wetlands. There are 3 landmarks consisting of China Garden Museum, the Main Exhibition Hall and Yongding Tower.
Besides, there are five exhibitions including traditional Chinese Garden Exhibition Park, Modern Chinese Garden Exhibition Park, Creative Exhibition Park, International Exhibition Park and Wetland Exhibition Park.
There are 5 botanic gardens like Cherry Blossom Garden, Rape Myrtle Garden, Chinese Rose Garden, Peony Garden and Clove Garden. And the Expo has more than 340 flower species. It also has Wetland Exhibition Park, Jingxiugu Scenic Area, Yuanbo Lake, Hawk Hill, Children Amusement Park and so on. Jianxiu Valley is a sunken landscape garden changed from a rubbish dump, a great example of the magic of the decadent.
The theme song: A picture of heaven and earth
The creative graffiti theme: My Dream, Beijing Dream, China’s Dream
Landmarks in the Expo
1. China Garden Museum
With an area of 6.5 hectares, China Garden Museum is one of the highlights in Beijing International Garden Expo. It is the first Garden Museum which combines a variety of scientific and technological means, and will be China’s first national Garden Museum.
Architectures in the museum are an admixture of traditional Chinese garden, modem architecture elements in harmony with the surrounding environment. In addition, the museum has outdoor exhibition park to show some representative and exquisite traditional Chinese gardens of different areas and different times.
2. The Main Exhibition Hall
With an area of 3.2 hectares, the Main Exhibition Hall has a construction area of 50,000 square meters. As the main architectures in the Garden Expo Core, the hall display all kinds of garden works including strange stones, ikebana, bonsais, and new garden technologies, materials, results. It is the main place for communication, research conferences and news center during the China International Garden Expo.
In order to carry out a green carbon policy, it adopts a lot of environmental technologies. Based on Beijing’s city flower-Chinese rose, the exhibition hall stands for the headstream of life in the International Garden Expo.
3. Yongding Tower
Located at Hawk Hill, Yongding Tower will be Yongding River Historic and Cultural Museum. With a height of 69.7 meters, the tower is the highest antique ethnic style tower in Beijing. With two sightseeing elevators, Yongding Tower is a key attraction to have a bird view of China International Garden Expo. With 9 stories, Yongding Tower is an eight-horn wood tower with a Liaojin architecture style in the Song Dynasty.
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