Yu Garden is located in the northeast of Shanghai's old city, with Fuyou Road in the north, Anren Street in the east, and Shanghai Old Town Temple in the southwest. It is a classical garden in the south of the Yangtze River. It was built in the Jiajing and Wanli years of the Ming Dynasty and covers an area of more than 30 acres.
Yu Garden is home to the three famous stone names in the south of the Yangtze River, the Jade Linglong, the command post of the 1853 Small Knife Uprising, and the tourist attractions such as the Chenghuang Temple and the shopping street. Yuyuan was opened to the public in 1961 and was listed as a national key cultural relics protection unit by the State Council in 1982.
The greening layout of Yuyuan Garden is reasonable, the plants are properly arranged and the layers are distinct. The characteristics are that there are many famous trees, large bonsai and many flowers. There are more than 670 trees in the park, and the evergreen and deciduous trees are about half each. There are 27 ancient and famous trees, including 20 strains over 100 years, 5 strains over 200 years, and 2 strains over 300 years. An ancient ginkgo in front of Wanhualou has been more than 430 years old, with a height of 26 meters and a crown of 13.8 meters. It stands as a giant.
Since 1988, Yu Garden has gradually resumed holding flower exhibitions. In 1991, Yu Garden and the Shanghai Workers' Culture Palace Flower and Birds Bonsai Association jointly held a chrysanthemum bonsai exhibition. There are more than 100 varieties of more than 5,000 pots of chrysanthemums in more than 100 categories. In the Shanghai Chrysanthemum Art Exhibition held in 1992, 10 factories provided 4,500 pots of chrysanthemums, as well as some bonsai and root carvings.
During the peak season (April 1 to June 30, September 1 to November 30), adults are 40 yuan per person.
In the off-season, each adult is 30 yuan.
8:30-17:30 (March 1 to October 31), 8:30-17:00 (November 1 to February 28).
Metro Line 10, Bus 11, 26, 64, 71, 145, 581, 715, 730, 736, 801, 926, 929, 932, 969, 980, Fangchuan Line and other bus lines to Yuyuan Station.