Beijing Botanical Garden opens an anti-drug exhibition on April 28th. With the showing of real drug plants, the exhibition helps to educate and warn the public about the harm caused by the drugs. The exhibition is a part of series of public-science programs of Chinese Academy of Sciences, which will last until May 20th. At that day all the drug plants will be destroyed by the police.
More than 100 commonly seen drug plants in north China, such as the poppies, marijuana and Ephedra sinica, are displayed in the Beijing Botanical Garden under the control of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Meanwhile, more than 800 ornamental flower plants which look similar to drug plants are also displayed with on-site instruction in order to educate the public.
Beijing Botanical Garden locates between Xiangshan Park and Yuquan Hill in Haidian District. Now, Beijing Botanical Garden has an open area of 2,000,000 square meters. The garden consists of the Plant Exhibition Area, the Scenic Spot and the Historical Resorts, the Scientific Research Area and the Nature Reserve. It is regarded as the biggest one in north China so far, with 10,000 categories of plant and a population of 1.5 million plants here.