Million Sunflower Garden is located at south of panyu district,one of the guangzhou attractions.million sunflowers blossoming all year long creates gorgeous filed scenery, which adds new splendor to the international garden city, Guangzhou. For the first time in china, sunflowers are designed as ornamental plant for super theme park. Currently, there is a trend in the international garden construction, to design and construct ecological park with a certain plant to be the theme. Therefore, sunflowers become the favorite of people because of their unique cultural meanings. Sunflower theme parks are quite popular in japan, Holland ect. Million sunflower garden ranks first worldwide in two aspects: the largest scale of 66.7 hectares and the only one blossoming all year long.
The flower was the inspiration for the famous Holland painter Van Gogh to paint his masterpiece and over the ages, the sunflower has captured numerous hearts with its bright and smiling look.
There are 1000 squirrels and 300 small pigs in the garden. And they plan to import over 100,000 tulip from Holland for the exhibition. In addition, the garden plans to make a large birdcage that can hold over 10,000 birds, aiming to set another new Guinness record.
Features of the Million Sunflower Garden in Guangzhou
The Million Sunflower Garden is probably the only ecological garden in Guangzhou with the bright sunflower as its dominant theme.
The flower blossoms all the year round keeping the park beautiful. Also with the birth of this sunflower garden, flowers came to be used as ornamental plant. This has marked the construction of a new genre of gardens in China where a particular flower would be used as a theme.
The Million Sunflower Garden consists of many varieties. The common one is the sunshine sunflower with a green core and bright yellow petals. Other consists of red sunflower, super sunflower which are new inventions in the sunflower family. The favourite among all however is the one named after the famous painter, “Van Gogh Sunflower”.
The Park uses latest scientific methods like gene engineering to create new species to add variety to the garden. Certain species of seeds are also imported from Japan and Europe which are planted and reared with utmost care.
The flowers have different blossoming periods. The Potted Russian and Japanese sunflowers are followed by extensive fields of the common sunflower variety.
The Million Sunflower Garden also houses a squirrel world, an ant kingdom and a Birds paradise. These are added attractions of the Park. Nearly 1000 baby squirrels and 300 small pigs live happily in the park. The Garden authority also maintains bird cage in which doves and other kinds are kept. Love and care to the animals are guaranteed.