If you would like to go outside Seoul city and enjoy some fresh air and beautiful natural sceneries, you may visit The Garden of Morning Calm. The Garden of Morning Calm is a a popular day-trip destination near Seoul! It is located in Gapyeong-gun of Gyeonggi-do.
The Garden of Morning Calm, a 30,000㎡ garden, is open year-round and is a great spot to visit for families, couples, and photographers alike.
The inspiration for the garden stemmed from a poem written by Sir Tagore, a great Indian poet, who described Korea during the Joseon Dynasty as “The Land of the Morning Calm.”
The garden is the oldest private garden in Korea. It is a space with a beautiful balance between the Korean concept of natural curves with asymmetry, and plants with synthetic materials, attracting about 600,000 visitors annually.
The garden is separated into 20 different themed sections. There are about 5,000 kinds of plants in total, including 300 varieties native to Baekdusan Mountain, known as a spiritual mountain to the Korean people.
Flowers are in bloom from March to November, so the garden is usually busy during this period. In addition to the beautiful foliage of the garden, there are a variety of festivals and displays held throughout the year.
* Spring: Spring Garden Festival
* Summer: Festival of Roses, Hydrangeas and Roses of Sharon
* Autumn: Festival of Chrysanthemums and Autumnal Tints
* Winter: Lighting Festival
Address： 432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 가평군 상면 수목원로 432)
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