Invested by Hubei Yiyun Tourism Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary under Xiangyang Honglin Group with a total investment of about RMB2.8 billion, Xiangyang • China Crape Myrtle Garden is located in Yiji Town of Xiangnan New District, covering a area of 15,000 mu. It is estimated that this garden will be visited by 500,000 people each year as of 2015.
Only 3 kilometers away from Xiangyang City and circled by Baiyun Water Reservoir, Xiangyang • China Crape Myrtle Garden sits at the foot and to the west of Mountain Xian Tourist Attraction, and is adjacent to Xiangyang University Town. It is also the place where Wuhan-Shiyan Expressway, No. 207 National Road, No. 305 Provincial Road meet. The garden is only 6 minutes’ drive from downtown area, 15 minutes’ drive from Xijia Pond, 20 minutes’ drive from Ancient Longzhong, 5 minutes’ drive from the entrance to Xiangyang-Jingzhou Expressway. It is within 1.5 hours’ driving distance from Wudang Mountain, Jingzhou, Yichang and other neighboring areas, and 2.5 hours’ driving distance from Shennongjia Forestry District and Wuhan.
Based on Xiangyang’s unique garden culture, Xiangyang • China Crape Myrtle Garden is another tourist attraction in Xiangyang with deep culture connotations. At present, more than 400,000 of large and middle nursery-grown plants and 50 million of small nursery-grown plants of 100-strong species are cultivated in the 10,000 mu-sized garden, including crape myrtle, fraxinus hupehensis, Chinese yew, sakura, sweet-scented osmanthus, pomegranate, loquat, yulan magolia, etc.
The garden is comprised by more than 20 sub-gardens like Crape Myrtle Plaza, Four Season Garden, Poem and Painting Valley, Dynamic Entertainment Park, Harmonious Park, Fragrant Valley, Crape Myrtle Alley, Citizen Forest, Odd Stone Hall, Crape Myrtle Palace, Crape Myrtle Horticulture Garden, Rare Animal and Plant Park, Crape Myrtle Farm, etc. Upon its completion, the garden will grow into a 4A level high-end tourism resort with marvelous combination of pastoral glamour and urban prosperity, fully meeting diverse functions like customs experience, sightseeing, leisure-seeking, education promotion, as well as cultural creation.