Bees are busy collecting pollen in Huacai Town, which is now filled with blooming azaleas and redbuds. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The azalea, the city flower of Wuxi, is now in full bloom in Huacai Town in Wuxi's Binhu district, which is considered the garden with the finest azaleas in China.
Various domestic and imported species of azalea trees in the 141.5-hectare garden produce flowers from March to June every year, transforming the garden into a spring paradise.
The garden boasts 11 types of Kurume azalea, the most popular imported azalea in the garden, which blooms in red, purple, white, and pink.
The garden is also home to two 500-year-old azalea trees, both of a rare species, which will produce more than 35,000 flowers.
Address: No 1025, Qianhu Road, Binhu district, Wuxi