A historic botanical garden hidden from hustle and bustle of Hsinchu City in N. Taiwan

There are densely growing trees in the garden that belong to more than 100 species

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Gaofeng Botanical Garden in Hsinchu City (Photo courtesy of the City Marketing Department)

Gaofeng Botanical Garden in Hsinchu City (Photo courtesy of the City Marketing Department)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Well hidden from the hustle and bustle of Hsinchu City there is a peaceful "green library" presenting 100 species of welcoming trees for visitors to enjoy.

Walking into the the 16-hectare Gaofeng Botanical Garden (高峰植物園) is like walking into a “primitive forest," the City Marketing Department (CMD) of Hsinchu City said in a news release on March 7.

In order to enhance recreational quality for visitors, the CMD said that it has been renovating direction signs, map displays, and restrooms as well as setting up introduction information boards for 37 main plant species in the garden to help visitors identify and learn about them.

The CMD is also organizing an event that includes breaking-through-the-barricade games at the Eighteen Peaks Mountain (十八尖山) and guided tours at the Gaofeng Botanical Garden. The event is slated to take place on March 16, and all city residents are invited, the department said.

The Gaofeng Botanical Garden was established in 1932 during the Japanese rule of Taiwan for the purpose of providing saplings to other institutes for planting, the department said.

There are three main trails and several branches in the garden, and a loop hike takes about one to two hours, the CMD said.

(photo courtesy of the City Marketing Department)

(photo courtesy of the City Marketing Department)