Enjoying Osmanthus Fragrance
After the Mid-autumn Festival, Changsha greets autumn meteorologically. Osmanthus fragrance are in full bloom in cool autumn breeze, bringing the sweet fragrance to every corner of the city. Here we pick out some good places for enjoying the deliciously fragrant flowers.
Scattered osmanthus trees can be found near Yuelu Academy, Aiwan Pavilion, and Lushan Temple, while a mass of the trees are grown at the Administration Center, Aiwan Pavilion, and Cai E’s Tomb. There are nearly 30 osmanthus trees in Yuelu Academy. A 100-year-old gold osmanthus, the oldest on the mountain, stands by the Aiwan Pavilion.
Add.: No. 58 Denggao Road, Yuelu District, Changsha
Hunan Forest Botanical Garden
The Garden covers an area of 120 hectares. A 40-mu (2.6-ha.) osmanthus park is located on the east of Cherry Blossom Lake.
Add.: No. 111, Zhiwuyuan Road, Yuhua District, Changsha
Hunan Martyr’s Park
The park boasts Changsha’s largest plantation of osmanthus trees. Nearly 2,000 osmanthus trees of various varieties, at least 40 years old, distribute at the south gate of the park, Martyr Monument, memorial pavilion, and Huxin square.
Add.: No. 85, Yingpan East Road, Kaifu District, Changsha
Wangjiang Park is opposite the Orange Isle, on the east bank of Xiangjiang River. There are nearly 100 osmanthus trees.
Add.: Xiangjiang Avenue, Tianxin District, Changsha
Gold and silver osmanthus thickly dot the park’s main road for nearly 500 meters.
Add.: north section of Xianjiahu Road, Changsha
Hunan First Normal University
The fragrance of osmanthus flowers permeates the whole campus. The ancient buildings and the sweet fragrance may give you a sense of tranquility or peacefulness.
Add.: No. 356, Shuyuan Road, Tianxin District, Changsha
Guihua (osmanthus) Park
The park, formerly the Guihua reservoir, is named after the ancient osmanthus (Guihua in Chinese) planted here.
Add.: 150 meters northeastward from the intersection of Junpei Lane and Guihua Road, Yuhua District, Changsha