Two agricultural parks open in Tianhe Updated: September 23, 2021

Two agricultural parks opened in Tianhe district, Guangzhou on Sept 22 to celebrate the fourth Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival.

The annual Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival started in 2018, and falls on the same day as the Autumnal Equinox each year, which is one of the 24 solar terms on the Chinese lunar calendar. This year it was on Sept 23.

The two agricultural parks are Huacheng Farm and Tianhe Fine Agriculture Park. Their opening provides new places for primary and secondary school students as well as the public to get close to and learn more about agriculture, and helps build the district into a national agricultural science demonstration area.


The space seed museum at Huacheng Farm. [Photo/WeChat account: tianhefabu]

Huacheng Farm is located close to the central axis in Guangzhou, and has a combined floorage of nearly 15,000 square meters. It is currently the first urban modern agricultural park in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

The farm integrates agriculture, business, culture, tourism, research, and the popularization of scientific knowledge, and will explore a new development mode that combines digital agriculture, cultural tourism, e-commerce exhibitions, educational training and specialty catering.

One of its highlights is the space seed museum, which was jointly built by the farm, the South China Agricultural University, and the city's and province's academies of agricultural sciences. It displays the rice seedlings that made a round trip to the moon aboard the Chang'e 5 probe.


Rice paddies at the Tianhe Fine Agriculture Park. [Photo/WeChat account: tianhefabu]

Tianhe Fine Agriculture Park covers an area of 43.19 mu (2.88 hectares), and is an urban agricultural park integrating scientific demonstration, ecological sightseeing and popularization of scientific knowledge.

The maze in the rice paddies allows visitors to get a closer look at how rice grows. The tomato farm offers a wonderful family tourism spot, and they can pick vegetables, taste fresh fruits, and learn how to make cold non-alcoholic drinks.