Yuyuantan Park lies in Haidian District and is not far from CCTV Tower and the China Millennium Monument. The park is 1820-meters wide and 1106 meters long, occupying 136-69 hectares with 61 hectares of that water. Yuyuantan Park is a tourist draw from April through to early May every year as it has beautiful cherry blossoms. There are around 199,500 plants including about 2000 cherry trees of over 20 different species, many of which were gifts from Japan when the two countries re-opened diplomatic ties in the 1970s. Other blossoming trees such as peach are also found, as well as tulip flowers. The park hosts an annual cherry blossom festival in April. The lake is also popular for boating, and it is possible to get a boat from here to the Summer Palace. A swimming area and cafes are also located within the park.
Time of enjoying the beauty of the flowers: First stage: early cherry blossoms: late March, and only 7 days for appreciation.
Second stage: late cherry blossoms: from mid April to late April
Plum Blossom Festival in the Wall Park of Ming Dynasty
Located in the central area of the city, it is an exquisite park in Beijing and 3 km from the city center, extending from the southeast turret of the city wall to the Chongwen Gate in the west. It's a scenic spot of ancient ruins. In light of the natural appearance of the wall relics and styles and characteristics of various green scenes, the scenes with the themes of "old trees and the wall of the Ming Dynasty", "strolling along the wall relics", "new charm of the ancient turret" have been built from the west to the east to fully exhibit the cultural connotations and historical style and features of the ancient wall of the Ming Dynasty. The phase-II greening construction was carried out in the park in 2003, where more than 300 trees with beautiful flowers or leaves were planted to rich the botanic varieties, such as ginkgo biloba, prunus davidiana, prunus armeniaca, lagerstroemia, koelreuteria paniculata and magnolias, as well as more than 100,000 seasonal flowers (such as marigolds and petunias) and perennials (e.g- iris and day lily flowers) was grown, to build scenes and scenic spots with features like "100-years-old ruts", "sea mountain reflecting the beauty", "purple jade in commemoration of the ancient times", "prunus armeniaca today" and "Japanese pagoda trees shading the wallÃ¢ÂÂ and form its unique scenic effects.
Time of enjoying the beauty of the flowers : every March