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Creeping vines and other flora have enveloped a small, formerly inhabited fishing village on #Shengshan Island roughly 40 miles east of #Shanghai. The village along the northern bay of Shengshan Island was abandoned after its residents, mostly fishermen, left in the early 1990s. Click the link in our profile to see what remains of this lush, green #ghosttown. #BeautifulDestinations #Travel (Image: China Foto Press/Getty)
Talk to the animals at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.<p>The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is a breath of fresh air. …Hong Kong
Australian creative Jessie L. Pittard is both a ceramic artist and printmaker who lately has made a departure from clay and towards intricate, hand-drawn installations that feature flora and maps. She's assembled a collection of indigenous plants from the greater Melbourne area, and the …Art
Photo via Minkara<p>The Diphylleia grayi is an extraordinary flower with white petals that turn beautifully transparent upon contact with water. During light rain showers, the delicate blooms transform into blossoms as clear as glass, fitting its common moniker “skeleton flower.”<p>The plant can be found …Wikipedia
Nature meets nurture at these five otherworldly botanical gardens<p>Mother Nature saves some of her most spectacular creations for this time of year, and these five botanical gardens offer up a bounty crop of flowers and inspiring landscapes. This piece originally appeared on countryliving.com.