We look forward to greeting you at the XIX International Botanical Congress in 2017.

LV-1B Orchid Conservation & Research Center of Shenzhen (FREE)

Time: 13:30-18:00, Monday to Friday
Duration: 4.5 hours

The Orchid Conservation & Research Center of Shenzhen (the National Orchid Conservation Center of China, NOCC) was founded in September, 2006. The Center is devoted to orchid conservation, development of conservation strategies and the promotion of orchid conservation in China. NOCC is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the orchid center and its base. In addition to collecting and conserving, the Center is also tasked with orchid reproduction, rejuvenation, research, monitoring, identification and providing technical consulting on endangered species of orchids in China. The center also conducts fundamental scientific research, has an interest in biotechnology and biosecurity and the popularization of science. It is also involved in knowledge sharing, training orchid specialists, encouraging academic exchanges and collaborations and promoting public understanding of orchids.

The herbarium of NOCC has the largest collection of Chinese endangered orchids, comprising more than 921 species. Among them are all species of the endangered genus Paphiopedilum worldwide. The herbarium currently contains 4,130 orchid specimens, including 121 type specimens, 444 fossil specimens of animals and plants correlated with orchid evolution, living specimens of more than 1.2 million individuals, around 210 thousand photos and images and 7,500 DNA samples.

Gentle reminder:

Important: after entering the Botanical Gardens, Congress delegates should be mindful of Botanical Gardens’ regulations. It is not permitted to collect samples of the flora on display.

Please heed the guidance provided by employees of the Gardens on your visit.

Those attendees who would rather not participate in the group’s planned activities, are responsible for their own safety for the period when they are not present in the group. We will provide assistance in the event of any difficulties, but will not be liable for any unforeseen circumstances.

No meals are included during the entire trip.

Shenzhen can be very hot in midsummer, delegates should be aware of the risk of sunburn and heatstroke.

Liability insurance has been purchased from the travel agency. In the event of any incident for which the travelagency is liable, all tourists will be insured up to a maximum amount of RMB ¥800,000.

In the event of extreme weather, traffic conditions, and all other uncontrollable factors, the timing and layout of the itinerary described may undergo alterations. In the interests of safety, the Congress Organizing Committee has the authority to make sudden changes or cancellations to the itinerary in accordance with circumstances.

For more local tours (Charge/NOT FREE) provided by SHENZHEN NICE TOUR CHUANG JING INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SERVICE CO.,LTD, please come to on-site registration point (tourist service) on the second floor of the Shenzhen Convention &Exhibition Centre.