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Visit Botanic Wonderland at the YMS Floriculture Experiment Center
The recent waves of cold temperature herald the approach of winter season. The good news is that tea plums are quietly blooming at the Floriculture Experiment Center at Yangmingshan! Floral enthusiasts who would like to emerge themselves in a sea of red, white, and pink flowers should visit the center to enjoy the wonderful sight!According to the Parks and Street Lights Office, tea plums and camellias both belong to the same group. The most significant difference between the two is the way the petals drop off. Where tea plum flowers sheds their petals one petal at a time, the entire camellia flower falls to the ground in its entirety. Many newlyweds will choose to include the beautiful sight of a carpet of flower petals in their photoshoot. Center Director Song Fu-hua noted that since 2004, the center has organized the Taipei Camellia Festival between January and February each year – a must-visit event for many flower enthusiasts. The director reminds tourists that even though the blooming of tea plums seems to occur later than past years, massive blooming is expected to take place around mid-November. The flower season for tea plums is expected to last until December.To reach the Floriculture Experiment Center, visitors can take public buses to Yangmingshan. Routes include 260, 303, R5, and Royal Bus Jinshan Line. Alight at the stop of Shanzihou Police Station. The center is a three-minute-walk downhill from the bus stop. Due to narrow roads and limited parking space, the center encourages the public to take public transportation.