Regardless of the plummeting temperature, Hangzhou Botanical Garden welcomed the first early plum blooms. For visitors, plum bloom experiences include three stages: seeking, glimpsing, and enjoying. When there are only very few blooms, visitors to Mount Lingfeng really have to pay great attention to spot any, just like a game of hide-and-seek, bringing people joy and fun; when 20%-30% of the plum trees bloom on Lingfeng, visitors can find any on a glimpse without making much effort; when the trees are in full bloom, it’s time to really enjoy them.
Plum blooms have been a symbol of merry, blessing, and auspiciousness. Its five petals stand for happiness, joyfulness, longevity, smoothness, and peace. Paying Mount Lingfeng a plum bloom visit in the winter has always been an important traditional activity for the local people.
Being one of Hangzhou’s three most well-known places to enjoy the blooms, the 200 mu Lingfeng scenic spot has large areas of various plum trees, with the total number standing at 5,000. Come and let the blooms surprise you at Lingfeng!