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Wuxi - Plum Garden

Jiangsu - Lianyungang - Nanjing - Suzhou - Wuxi - Yangzhou - Zhenjiang

The Plum Garden, once the property of a high-ranking official of the Qing dynasty, is on Hushan hill in the southwest corner of Wuxi. As the name suggests, the garden is planted all over with plum trees.

Plum GardenIt started as a small peach garden and has since expanded into a charming and fragrant area filled with plum, peach and cherry trees. While the trees serve to beautify the hillside of the garden, the hillside itself has become a unique feature because it is completely covered with the plum trees. Pavilions and terraces, together with a pagoda, are laid out with good taste on the premises.

In early spring the plum trees come into full bloom, while in mid-autumn the entire garden is permeated with the heady fragrance of sweet-scented osmanthus trees. The blossoms are especially beautiful in the spring, but visitors come year round to enjoy the pavilions, halls, caves and greenery. The Nianqu pagoda in the highest part of the garden provides excellent views of the surrounding area.