City botanical garden offers soothing views of flowers

Flowers in the Nanjing Zhongshan Botanic Garden in east China's Jiangsu Province are in full bloom, offering city dwellers a chance to enjoy nature.

Across the country, there are over 140 botanic gardens, designed for different purposes, including scientific studies, plant species conservation, urban planning. 

On a global scale, there are over 2,000 botanic gardens, preserving over 100,000 plant species, including about 15,000 endangered ones.

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