The botanical gardens were one of the things I was most excited about seeing when coming to Xiamen.
I found a shortcut from our flat to the gardens via an old rail-track that has been converted into a lovely walkway.
I didn't have time to explore the gardens in their fullness, but the little bit I did see was a treat.
At the entrance of the gardens stands one of the biggest trees I have ever seen.
The rest is just as serene as I had imagined:
Each new turn offers a view that I could have easily spent a whole day soaking up.
There is even a lilly-pond stage for music performances...