Beijing Botanical Garden was established with the approval of the State Council in 1956, which covered the planning area of 400 ha, and 195.9 ha are currently opened to the public.
Beijing Botanical Garden is composed of 4 sections, including living plants collections and exhibitions, scientific research and education, historical sites and nature reserve. There are more than 10,000 taxa (including varieties and cultivars) of over 1.5 million living collections.
The living collections and exhibition area are divided into three parts: ornamental plant gardens, arboretum, conservatory and green houses. The ornamental gardens contain mainly over 10 gardens such as Rose Garden, Ornamental Peach Garden，Tree Peony Garden, Herbaceous Peony Garden, Lilac Garden, Crabapple-Cotoneaster Garden， Magnolia Garden，Bamboo Garden, Perennial Garden and Plum Blossom Garden. Rose Garden is the largest one in China with nearly 1,200 cultivars.
Ornamental Peach Garden has the most ornamental peach collections in the world. The Beijing Peach Flower Festival, held every spring, attracts millions of visitors every year. The Arboretum consists of areas of Conifer, Rosidae, Magnoliidae, Caryophyllidae, Asteridae, etc. The tropical conservatory was named one of the top ten buildings in Beijing in the 1990s. Penjing (Bonsai) garden displays mainly the skills and works of various genres of Penjing (Bonsai) across the country.
a.Children under 6 years old (including 6 years old) or below 1.2m (including 1.2m) enjoy free admission.
b.Underage youths aged 6-18 (not including 6 years old, but including 18 years old), full-time undergraduate students and below (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) can enjoy admission at half price with their valid student cards.
c.On Children's Day (June 1st), the children can enjoy free admission. For group visit, teachers with no more than 10% of the children will be admitted free of charge. For preschoolers, only one parent/guardian of each child will be allowed to enter the garden at free of charge.
d.On Women's Day (March 8th) and Youth Day (May 4th), the women and young people (under the age of 28) will enjoy admission at half price with a letter of introduction.
e.Visitors with their own "Beijing Tong - disability card" can swipe their cards to enter the garden.
f.Visitors above 60 years old (including 60 years old) from other provinces or oversea can enjoy free admission through exchanging the tickets with their own valid documentations.
g.Disabled people with valid documentation can enjoy free admission.
h.Half-price concession will be for the holders of social security certificates.
i.Bothe the military personnel and the armed police in active service can enjoy free admission with their valid documentations.
j.Retired personnel (Only for who worked before September 30, 1949. ) with their own retired card and military retirees with their retirement card can enjoy free admission.
k.Visitors holding their “Beijing Tong-Civil Card (Civil Privilege Card)” can enjoy free admission (Except for the period of the big events).
l.Visitors holding their “Beijing Tong-Civil Card (Civil Privilege Card)” can enjoy free admission (Except for the period of the big events).
m.The regulations shall come into force on January 1, 2019. The old version shall be repealed at the same time.
note.Note: The visitors except for children who enjoy the free admission policy should make an appointment one day before if they want to visit the conservatory.