Splashes of water lily color at Chenshan

Water lilies are in full bloom at Chenshan Botanical Garden in Songjiang District, featuring 300 varieties. Special events will run through September 18.

The lilies, including some rare and award-winning varieties, are in seven exhibition areas. About 160 are tropical varieties with 20 on display for the first time. Exotic varieties from India, Thailand and Australia are also on display.

One of the areas blends scenes in Chinese sci-fi blockbuster "The Wandering Earth" and TV drama "Under the Doom" with art and science fiction. Metal items, laboratory equipment, stones and dried flowers are used in the exhibition area.