The Sweetest Smelling Season

Now it’s the best season of fragrance in Shanghai as the city is full of sweet scented osmanthus.

 

 

Osmanthus is an evergreen shrub or small tree. The flowers grow in small panicles, and in several species have a strong fragrance.

 

 

In China, osmanthus tea combines sweet osmanthus flowers with black or green tea leaves. Traditional Chinese medicine claims that osmanthus tea improves complexion and helps rid the body of excess nitric oxide, a compound linked to the formation of cancer, diabetes, and renal disease.

 

 

Now let’s see where we can enjoy the wonderful aroma during the weekend around the city.

 

 

Guilin Park is characterized by Osmanthus fragrans, and there are more than 1000 plants of 23 varieties, such as Jingui, Yingui and Dangui.

Open Time: 6 am-6 pm

Address: No. 128, Guilin Road, Xuhui District

Entrance Fee: Free.

 

 

In Shanghai Botanical Garden, osmanthus is now in full bloom. The garden is full of the fragrance of golden autumn.

Open Time: 7 am-5 pm

Address: No. 1111, Longwu Road, Xuhui District

Entrance Fee: 15 RMB.

 

 

In Gucun Park, there are more than 6000 Osmanthus fragrans of different sizes and shapes. The best place to enjoy them is the ‘Osmanthus Island’. The recommended route is to turn left after entering the garden from Gate 1.

Open Time: 6 am-6 pm

Address: No. 4788, Hutai Road, Baoshan District

Entrance Fee:20 RMB

 

 

In fact, you can easily find them around you in the city, and don’t forget try the tea which is good for your body during the autumn season.

 

 

Source: Eastday

Editor: Zhu Yan