Guangxi Botanical Garden of Medicinal Plants was founded in 1959 and covers an area of 202 hectares. As a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) culture publicity and education base, as well as a national 4A-level tourist scenic spot, it shoulders the responsibility of spreading TCM culture.
The garden is divided into seven zones: the Guangxi special herbs zone, medical therapy zone, shady plant zone, woody plant zone, herb zone, vine zone, and animals for medical use zone.
Guangxi Botanical Garden of Medicinal Plants is dedicated to the collection and protection of medicinal resources. It has built a medicinal resource protection platform and has formed a world-leading conservation system of medicinal plant resources. Since its establishment, the Garden has preserved 10,021 species of medicinal plants and 200,000 exsiccata, including nearly 8,000 living plants, 7,000 copies of seeds, 650 species in vitro, and 1,385 copies of genes.
The Garden has set up several exhibition areas, covering Guangxi specialty medicine, woody plants, liana plants, shade plants, Chinese Zingiberaceae, tropical plants, and medicinal animals. Guangxi Medicinal Herb Botanical Garden takes full advantage of the rich resources of Chinese herbal medicine in Guangxi province. The “Sickness Treatment Gallery” contains all the plants used in prescriptions from this ancient text and then displayed in accordance with treatment areas of the body.