Smell the Scent of Flowers in Nanjing

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Nanjing, with its profound history, has long been hailed as the Capital of Six Dynasties, and beyond that Nanjing is also known for its abundance of flowers blooming throughout the year. Whenever you come to Nanjing, there are always one or several kinds of flowers that could draw your attention and feast your eyes. Now we're going to give you a whole picture of what blooms in each different month.

From February to March

Plum blossom is regarded as the city flower of Nanjing and stands for elegance, enthusiasm and undaunted perseverance. It may be seen mostly in the following spots: Plum Blossom Valley of Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty, Plum Blossom Hill, Rain-Flower Terrace, Zhongshan Botanical Garden, Gulin Park, Xuanwu Lake, Pearl Spring Tourism Resort and various university campuses.

Winter jasmine stands for eternal love and could be seen mostly in the Qinhuai River Scenic Area, Egret Island Park, Rain-Flower Terrace, Xianlin campus of Nanjing University and Xianlin campus of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

From February to April

Phalaenopsis stands for "I love you" and could be seen mostly in Agricultural and Eco-tourism Village of Suoshi, Taiwan Creative Agriculture Tourism Village of Jiangning District, and Phalaenopsis Planting Base in Ma'an town.

In March

Apricot blossom stands for girl's shyness and could be seen mostly on Qixia Mountain and Moling village of apricot blossoms.

From March to April

Pear blossom stands for consolation and the most romantic love, and could be seen mostly in Jiangpu campus of Nanjing Audit University, Xingdi Orchard and Lishui Orchard.

Peach blossom stands for falling in love and could be seen mostly in Hongshan Forest Zoo, White Horse Stone Sculpture Park, Xianlin campus of Nanjing Normal University, Shi'ao Village of Niushou Mountain, Egret Island Park, Qixia Mountain, Fangshan National Geo-park and etc.

Canola flower stands for courage and could be mostly seen in Shi'ao Village of Niushou Mountain, Fangshan National Geo-park, Tangshan Hot Spring Resort, Xianlin campus of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, ecological leisure and tourism area Shuiyifang of Longtang Town, etc.

From March to May

Orychophragmus violaceus, standing for being simple, humble and self-giving, could be seen mostly in Plum Blossom Valley of Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty, the Couple Park, Xiamafang Park, Purple Lake, Jiuhuashan Park, Zhongshan Botanical Garden, Gulin Park, Mochou Lake, Egret Island Park, Rain-Flower Terrace, Shi'ao village of Niushou Mountain, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, etc.

Begonia, standing for tenderness and beauty, could be seen mostly in Mochou Lake Park, Xuanwu Lake, Hongshan Forest Zoo, Gulin Park, the Couple Park, Egret Island Park, Rain-Flower Terrace, Jiangpu campus of Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing University of the Arts, Yanshan Road, Hexi Central Park.

Magnolia, standing for pure love, could be seen mostly in Zhongshan Botanical Garden, Hongshan Forest Zoo, Egret Island Park, Rain-Flower Terrace, Hexi Central Park, Huangshan Road, Fangshan National Geopark, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xianlin campus of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.

Tulip, standing for victory and beauty, could be seen mostly in Zhongshan Botanical Garden, the Couple Park, Jiangpu campus of Nanjing Tech University, Taiwan Creative Agriculture Tourism Village of Jiangning District.

From April to May

Wisteria flowers, standing for the constant love and the happiest moment, could be seen mostly in Hongshan Forest Zoo, Mochou Lake and Music Terrace.

Azalea, standing for "forever belong to you", could be seen mostly in Hongshan Forest Zoo, the Couple Park, Xuanwu Lake, Rain Flower Terrace.

Peony, standing for success, glory and wealth, could be seen mostly in the Yangtze River Guanyin Scenic Area, the Couple Park, Gulin Park, Taiwan Creative Agriculture Tourism Village of Jiangning District, Xuecheng Relics.

Rose could be seen mostly in Zhongshan Botanical Garden, Nanjing University, Jimingshi Road, Zhonghua Road, East Yuhua Road, building complex of Republican period.

From May to July

Hydrangea stands for hope and could be seen mostly in Hydrangea Park and Mochou Lake.

From June to September

Lotus stands for purity and could be seen mostly in the following spots: Xuanwu Lake, Mochou Lake, Pearl Spring Tourism Resort, Ecological leisure and tourism area Shuiyifang of Longtang town, Xianlin campus of Nanjing University, Xianlin campus of Nanjing Normal University.

Crape myrtle could be seen mostly in Rain-Flower Terrace, Hongshan Forest Zoo, Mancheng South Street of Gaochun International Slow City.

From June to October

Sunflower could be seen mostly in Gulin Park, Yufa Ecological Park, Nanjing College of Information Technology, Babolo Eco Valley.

Lavender could be seen mostly in Tangshan Emerald Valley, Lavender Garden of Gaochun International Slow City.

From September to October

Osmanthus could be seen mostly in Linggu Temple, Rain-Flower Terrace, Xuanwu Lake, Gulin Park, Qingliang Hill Park, Gulou Park, Hongshan Forest Zoo, Nanjing Normal University, Pearl Spring Tourism Resort, Mancheng South Road in Gaochun International Slow City.

From September to November

Chrysanthemum could be seen mostly in Xuanwu Lake, Mochou Lake, Chrysanthemum Terrace Park, Xianlin campus of Nanjing Normal University, Zhongshan Batanical Garden, Gulin Park.

Red maple could be seen mostly on Qixia Mountain, Shengtai Road in Gaochun International Slow City.

From October to November

Ginkgo could be seen mostly in Qingliang Hill Park, West Beijing Road, Nanjing Normal University, Jiangdong Middle Road, Huiji Temple.

From October to May

Camellia could be seen mostly in Hongshan Forest Zoo, Xianlin campus of Nanjing University, Jiangpu campus of Nanjing Audit University, Nanjing College of Information Technology and Xianlin campus of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

From December to February

Wintersweet could be seen mostly in Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty, Hongshan Forest Zoo, Xianlin campus of Nanjing Normal University, Pearl Spring Tourism Resort, Mancheng South Road in Gaochun International Slow City.