Large botanical gardens, which had been dispersed in the suburbs or provinces rather than in the city center, greet Seoul citizens with spacious parks in Magok-dong, the last development site in Seoul.
It offers a chance for anyone, from first-timers to experts, to enjoy flowers and trees closely in their lives.
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Many people visit botanical gardens around the world. Now, the Seoul Botanic Garden is a combination of a park where we can enjoy our daily leisure and rest, and a botanical garden where we can meet a variety of exotic plants and learn about plants.
It is 2.2 times the size of Yeouido Park, ranging from a nearby reservoir to a lake park from a botanical garden, and a landmark of Seoul in Magok-dong.
The Seoul Botanic Garden aims for an oasis in the city that is best suited to the current trend of green life, which has attracted about 2 million visitors during a total of six months of temporary opening.
It consists of wetlands, an ecological training center, The open forest where the botanic garden begins, and the wonderful spaceship-type greenhouse that symbolizes this place, A theme park with a theme garden and The lake house where the view of the cool lake unfolds.
The Plant Culture Center, which is connected to the main house, is equipped with a variety of amenities including a plant library, an exhibition hall, a botanic hall, a kids cafe, a cafe and a restaurant.
1. OPEN FOREST
When you enter the square connected to the subway station, you can see the wide grass yard, the surrounding forest and the starting point of the lake.
It consists of a 1)forest cultural school where people can get life gardening and ecological education, 2)Forest Cultural Center providing green-filled rest and 3)The visitors’ center, which rents strollers and wheelchairs, as well as the botanical garden guide.
2. Theme Forest
Passing the outdoor theme garden, which allows visitors to look at Korea’s nature and garden culture, such as forest gardens, wind gardens, today’s gardens, memory gardens, musk gardens, invitation gardens, healing gardens and gardener’s gardens,
you can meet the magnificent botanical culture center, which houses a greenhouse, a symbol of the Seoul Botanic Garden.
A cool two-story greenhouse offers a three-dimensional view of tropical and Mediterranean plants, and is decorated with 12 world city gardens.
You can see plants in Hanoi, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, and Bogota in the tropical environment where you can experience the tropical climate environment of half the species on Earth.
The Mediterranean Hall consists of a city garden in Barcelona, San Francisco, Rome, Tashkent, Athene, Perth, Eistanbul and Cape Town.
3. Lake & Wetland
Located in the direction of the Seoul Botanic Gardens, the lake park provides a view of botanical gardens such as waterfront streets, water rest areas, wetland observation deck, and ecological education for observing wetland plants and resident birds.
4. Magok Culture Hall
The area around the Seoul Botanic Garden, was still seen in rural areas until recently. In particular, it was noted as an agricultural land near the Han River.
Built in 1928, it was designated as a modern cultural heritage by restoring the pump station that used to irrigate the plains around the modern Magok.
Magok Cultural Center, which restored its old form through historical research as a Japanese wooden building, displays the history of the Magok area and modern agricultural materials, and opens another poetic space as soon as you enter the museum.
As a large botanic garden representing Seoul, it is equipped with indoor greenhouses as well as a library full of specialty books on plants, culture and plants by various themes.
Various plant culture education is offered to enjoy the plants that enrich life, and various environmental and ecological education programs are tailored to children’s eye level.
The Seoul Botanic Garden, which will serve as a comfortable resting place for families, will be as close to the lives of Seoulites as the numerous newly planted flowers and trees set in place around the botanical gardens.