As the city’s temperature and humidity have reached a “sweet spot” for the blossoming of osmanthus, the air is now permeated with fragrance and sweetness.
To the southwest of the West Lake, Manlong Guiyu Park (Children’s Park) is a valley that first grew sweet osmanthus trees since the Tang Dynasty. Hangzhou has three “snow” views: reed flowers in Xixi Wetland being the autumn snow, plum blossoms in Lingfeng Mountain being the fragrant snow, and osmanthus in Manjuelong being the golden snow.
About 30% of the sweet osmanthus trees have blossomed in the park. Each year, more than 3,000 such trees usually blossom gradually before and after the National Day holiday.
In Hangzhou Botanical Garden, more than 20% of the osmanthus trees have blossomed. The blossoming percentage is 30% in the Sixth Park and Qianwang Temple, and 30% in Huagang Park.