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Intercity Nature And Greenery In South Korea

There are many advantages to visiting botanical gardens, and fortunately, Korea is one of those countries that are very active and interested in establishing such nature gardens. They can promote wellness and make you feel healthier as a result. Korean botanic parks are very visitor-friendly and accessible even to people with physical disabilities.

Seoul Botanic Garden

The Seoul Botanic Park, which is situated in Magok in Gangseo-gu in western Seoul, is home to about 4,500 different types of trees, flowers, and plants. The park has drawn both tourists and residents since it opened in 2019 alike.

The park’s greenhouse, which has 12 gardens named after 12 different cities across the world, is a must-visit location all year long. Jakarta (Indonesia), So Paulo (Brazil), Barcelona (Spain), Perth (Australia), and Istanbul (Turkey) are among the cities that fall into one of two categories based on their climates: Mediterranean or tropical.

Visitors to the greenhouse can get a complete view of the variety of plants because there is a sky walk erected that looks out over the grounds below.

The gardens and amenities outside, including a lake and green parks, are free of charge, with the exception of the indoor botanical greenhouse and the exhibition rooms inside the structure.

The Seoul Botanic Garden’s goal, according to the park’s website, is to preserve and reproduce threatened plant species in order to advance ecological harmony and establish a natural haven amidst Seoul’s metropolitan environment.

The first national arboretum to be located in an urban area is the Sejong Arboretum, which is the size of 90 football fields combined.

The 1.72 million plants from 2,834 species that are shown in 20 different thematic exhibition gardens at the 65-hectare arboretum in Sejong, about 120 kilometres south of Seoul, allow visitors to see both traditional and contemporary garden culture in Korea.

The Four Seasons Conservatory, which is its main attraction, is built to display green plants all year long.

This includes the tropical plants garden, which contains more than 400 species that are native to tropical areas with monthly average temperatures of more than 18 °C.

There is a typical Korean garden with a copy of Changdeokgung’s backyard, probably Korea’s most stunning palace garden.

The “aquatic plant garden walk,” a 2.4-kilometer waterway from the Geumgang River recharge region that encircle the arboretum, is one of the arboretum’s distinctive characteristics. By season and time, it offers a wide range of various scenes.

Children can run, jump, and climb in the children’s garden, which is encircled by a lush forest. Children’s senses are stimulated through interactive mazes, water fountains, and other amusing components.

The arboretum will be open every Friday and Saturday until 9 p.m. through October 29.

Inn At Changgyeong

The first western-style greenhouse in the nation was constructed in 1909 at Changgyeonggung. The greenhouse, which is a part of Changgyeong Palace in Jongno-gu, was named a national cultural property in 2004 in honour of its historical importance and distinctive architecture.

A little garden with a maze and a fountain in the style of the Renaissance are located in front of the structure.

The greenhouse is a 10.5-meter-tall steel building with plate glass roofing and glass windows.

The greenhouse is currently being utilised as a place to display wildflowers and natural landmarks. Additionally, Ulleungdo and Dokdo have their own native plants, like the Camellia japonica, or Dongbaek flower.

The greenhouse has a refined and elegant air despite its diminutive size, which makes it feel less large and pretentious.

The history of the greenhouse’s construction is tumultuous. During their occupation, the Japanese destroyed the Changgyeonggung temples to construct a zoo and a botanical garden. Their secret agenda was to undermine the Joseon-era palace’s authority.

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