Inauguration ceremony of the National Botanical Garden of China in Beijing

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The National Botanical Garden of China held an inauguration ceremony in Beijing on Monday. The garden, located in Beijing, the Chinese capital, covering an area of ​​approximately 600 hectares, will help strengthen the ex-situ conservation of endangered plant species. China is one of the countries with the greatest plant diversity. According to the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, the national botanic garden system is expected to help the country gradually bring all of its major protected plant types under ex situ conservation.

The garden plans to collect more than 30,000 species of plants, including plants representative of the north temperate zone and different geographical regions of the world as well as rare and endangered plants. It also plans to collect 5 million plant specimens representative of the five continents. In addition, it will establish cooperative relationships with botanical gardens and institutions in hundreds of countries.

National Botanical Garden of China. /APC

National Botanical Garden of China. /APC

The National Botanical Garden of China is also one of Beijing’s most popular tourist attractions. /APC

The National Botanical Garden of China is also one of Beijing’s most popular tourist attractions. /APC

The National Botanical Garden of China in Beijing specializes in plant science research, utilization of plant resources, and breeding of rare and endangered plant species. /APC

The National Botanical Garden of China in Beijing specializes in plant science research, utilization of plant resources, and breeding of rare and endangered plant species. /APC

Groundbreaking ceremony for the National Botanical Garden of China in Beijing, April 18, 2022. /CFP

Groundbreaking ceremony for the National Botanical Garden of China in Beijing, April 18, 2022. /CFP

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