Forget winter for a day at these kid-friendly indoor botanical gardens near Beijing

Missing nature? Revisit spring without leaving the country at these nearby indoor botanical gardens

Image by Zhang Panpan
With the temperatures dipping the next couple of weeks, it's understandable if you're thinking of keeping the kids indoors. However, there are still some places that are still full of greenery, and where the weather of the warmer months can still be had amidst the freezing cold outside.

*original reporting and pictures by Zhang Panpan

Botanical Gardens

Beijing Garden of World's Flowers (北京世界花卉大观园)

Gain a deeper understanding of ecology with the kids at this indoor botanical garden. Visit the flower research laboratory to discover more about flowers or check out the vegetable orchard where kids can learn where their food is from and how it came to be. 

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235 Nansihuan Zhonglu (Fengtai)

Tianjin Tropical Botanical Garden (天津热带植物观光园)

For those visiting Tianjin sometimes soon, consider adding Asia's largest botanical garden to your to-visit list. It is home to more than 3,000 kinds of tropical plants from Southern China and is a perfect place to take the kids out on a stroll on heavily polluted days.  


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7 Waihuan Xilu (Chaoyang, --select--)

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