Buying flowers is a Chinese New Year custom in Guangdong. Every year, temporary flower markets are set up in every subdistrict across the city one week before the Spring Festival. If you would like to buy some durable flowers at cheaper prices, you can also check out some fixed flower markets, or visit some shopping centers where flower and gift booths have been set up.
Xiangmihu Flower Wonderland
Covering 50,000 square meters, this newly opened grand flower center includes a five-story central market and eight houses where there are not only flower shops but also teahouses, pottery shops and aquarium shops. Temporary booths have also been set up there for the upcoming Spring Festival where shoppers can buy fresh flowers and Chinese New Year decorations.
A visitor takes photos at Xiangmihu Flower Wonderland. Sun Yuchen
Venue: Xiangmihu Flower Wonderland, intersection of Hongli Road West and Xiangmihu Road, Futian District (福田区红荔西路和香蜜湖路交汇处香蜜湖•四季花谷)
Metro: Line 1, 7, 9 or 11 to Chegongmiao Station (车公庙站), Exit A
Bagualing Flower Center
There are more than 50 flower shops in this center and flowers are very cheap. You can easily find your favorite species because plants are classified into flower, succulent and green plant zones.
Venue: Bagualing Flower Center, Bagua Road 3, Futian District (福田区八卦三路八卦岭花卉中心)
Metro: Line 6 or 7 to Bagualing Station (八卦岭站), Exit B
Shenzhen Hong Kong Flower Center
There are not only flower shops but also some floral arrangement studios, so why not pick up some creative flower artworks to decorate your home for the Chinese New Year?
Venue: Shenzhen Hong Kong Flower Center, Shahe Road West, Nanshan District (南山区沙河西路深港花卉中心)
Metro: Line 5 to Liuxiandong Station (留仙洞站), Exit B and then take a taxi
Dutch Flower Town
Dutch Flower Town is a popular place for flower shopping, photography and leisure where you can buy flowers, pets, rocks and garden supplies and take selfies in front of European-style houses, windmills, a flower terrace and other Dutch symbols including a pair of large wooden shoes.
Venue: Dutch Flower Town, Yueliangwan Boulevard, Nanshan District (南山区月亮湾大道荷兰花卉小镇)
Metro: Line 1 to Daxin Station (大新站), Exit B and then take a taxi
Lily Flower Town
Covering 100,000 square meters, the flower town is also a characteristic block with European-style architecture. Although it is quite far from downtown, it is a great place to take pictures and buy flowers, fish and birds.
Venue: Lily Flower Town, Nanwan Subdistrict, Longgang District (龙岗区南湾街道百合花卉小镇)
Metro: Line 3 to Danzhutou Station (丹竹头站), Exit A
Fuzhongfu Flower World
Fuzhongfu Flower World is the largest flower market in Bao’an where you can buy various species of flowers and festive decorations, as well as birds and fish.
Venue: Fuzhongfu Flower World, intersection of Xin’an Road 6 and Xinhu Road, Bao’an District (宝安区新安六路与新湖路交汇处福中福花卉世界)
Metro: Line 1 to Bao’an Stadium Station (宝体站), Exit B
Bantian Green Valley Flower Center
Most of the flower shops in the 20,000-square-meter center sell potted flowers and plants, so if you are looking for easy-to-grow flowers, you can check it out.
Venue: Bantian Green Valley Flower Center, Yongxiang Road, Longgang District (龙岗区永香路坂田绿谷花卉中心)
Metro: Line 5 to Yangmei Station (杨美站), Exit B
There are more than 40 flower shops on the road beside Longhua Park, selling a wide range of flowers, fish and birds at wholesale prices. Residents also call the beautiful place “Garden Road.”
Venue: Gongyuan Road, Longhua District (龙华区公园路)
Metro: Line 4 to Longhua Station (龙华站), Exit C
There are not as many flower shops on Huangbei Road as in the aforementioned flower centers but these corner stores serve as convenient neighborhood hubs where residents could stop in to make quick purchases.
Venue: Huangbei Road, Luohu District (罗湖区黄贝路)
Metro: Line 5 to Yijing Station (怡景站), Exit A
The MixC World shopping center currently has booths selling flowers, snacks, festive decorations and skincare products running through Feb. 6.
Photo by Lin Songtao
Venue: MixC World, Nanshan District (南山区万象天地)
Metro: Line 1 to Hi-tech Park Station (高新园站), Exit A