China’s Love for Grass

Update July 1, 2016!

Grass is serious business in China. This can be seen in the various inspirational messages littered throughout parks warning visitors to not walk on the grass and to respect nature. Which, to be honest, considering how many people there are anywhere in China at any given time, makes sense. Even though I feel like most locals ignore warning signs, they are still there to make sure there’s some grass left on the ground after everyone has trampled all over it.

Some of the signs are cute and some are just plain hilarious, and I have decided to compile the ones I have so far into one page. I hope to expand my collection as time goes on, and reader submissions are always welcome! Let us all share China’s love of grass.

Another gentle reminder to not mess with plants.  - in Wulong Geological Park, Chongqing
Another gentle reminder to not mess with plants.
– in Wulong Geological Park, Chongqing
"Please cherish grass, it accompanies life" - in Shanghai by the Yellow River
“Please cherish grass, it accompanies life”
– in Shanghai by the Yellow River
Taken at Xi'an's Tang Paradise Park
“Love environment – Caring for life” -Taken at Xi’an’s Tang Paradise Park
"The plants are just beginning to sprout, to walk upon them is shameful no doubt!" - at Xi'an's Big Goose Pagoda
“The plants are just beginning to sprout, to walk upon them is shameful no doubt!”
– at Xi’an’s Big Goose Pagoda
"Happy is the tender grass, when here you'll feel do not trespass!" - at Xi'an's Big Goose Pagoda Tower
“Happy is the tender grass, when here your feet do not trespass!”
– at Xi’an’s Big Goose Pagoda Tower
"May your hands show mercy, and may your feel care for the green earth" - at Xi'an's Big Goose Pagoda
“May your hands show mercy, and may your feel care for the green earth”
– at Xi’an’s Big Goose Pagoda Tower
"Do not read flowers or grasses" - Chongqing Zoo
“Do not read flowers or grasses”
– Chongqing Zoo
"" - Chongqing Zoo
“Grass will become greener when you uplift your feet, flowers will look more beautiful when you estrain your hand.”
– Chongqing Zoo