The Taiyuan Botanical Garden was designed by Austrian architectural firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. This garden oasis sits on the former site of a coal mine in the Jinyuan district of Taiyuan in northern China. By transforming the desolate space into a lively and thriving landscaped park and museum, visitors can feel closer to nature.
Spanning over 183 hectares, the Garden boasts three domed greenhouses situated alongside an artificial lake. Each dome provides a suitable climate for the plants inside, which are native to different regions in the world. In addition to the greenhouses, a moving walkway invites guests inside the park to find a nature museum, a restaurant, a bonsai museum, and a research center with a library.
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