The financial pressure caused by COVID-19 pandemic

Dear friends from botanical gardens worldwide, how is everything going on? Did your botanical garden re-open or still close to the public?

Since Shanghai Chenshan Botanical garden was re-opened on March 13th, we are facing a quite serious financial problem. The income is decreased dramatically because of reducing visitors. At the same time, the budget from the government was cut either. The budget could be reduced at least 30% this year.

We all know that we are going to have a tough year and hope you can share your experiences and thoughts.