On Jul. 15, 2009，Mr. Lei Yulan, the Vice Governor, and Mr. Yao Zhibin, the Vice Chairman of Provincial Political Consultative Conference and Director General of Health Department, visited South China Botanical Garden.
South China Botanical Garden leaders introduced the general situation to the visiting provincial leaders, and detailed the integral planning, design concept, construction process, resorts allocation and expected effect as a collaborative program of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangdong Province and Guangzhou Government. Mr. Lei highly evaluated the collaboration program of the Garden, with special reference to the Green House. He said that the three-party collaboration is a great success and must be highly appraised. He also hoped that the Garden continue in exerting its own privilege and contributing to the science, socio-economic development of Guangdong.
Accompanied by Prof. Chen Yong, the President of Guangzhou Branch of CAS, and Prof. Huang Hongwen, the Director of the Garden, Mr. Lei Yulan, Mr. Yao Zhibin, and his staff etc visited the various type of gardens in high spirits: the Orchid Garden, the Cycad Garden, the Ginger Garden, the Bamboo Garden etc, and finally focused their visit on the grand green house sight clot.