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The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)

  • The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)
  • The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)
  • The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)
  • The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)
  • The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)
  • The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)
  • The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)
  • The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)
  • The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)
  • The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원)
432, Sumogwon-ro, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 가평군 상면 수목원로 432
Recreational Forests/ Arboretums
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-1544-6703
Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    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 garden was conceptualized by Professor Han Sang-kyung (Gardening Department, Sahmyook University) while he was serving as an exchange professor in America. His vision was to create a garden that would become world-famous and spread the concept of Korean beauty throughout the world. 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 an artistic 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.

    Scenic walkways, beautifully manicured grass, and flower beds connect the garden's 20 different themed sections. The Sunken Garden is shaped like the Korean Peninsula and is carpeted with beautiful flowers on both sides representing the desire for South and North Korea to be reunited. It is easily one of the most popular and meaningful attractions at the garden.

    The garden houses about 5,000 kinds of plants, 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


    Opening date
    May, 1996

    N/A (Open year-round)

    1 hr 30 min - 2 hrs

    Shopping Information
    [Spring Morning Bakery] 11:00-17:30 (Closed Wednesdays) / +82-31-584-6705
    [Korean restaurant Food Garden] 09:40-18:30 / +82-31-585-8233, 8633 (Group reservations available for up to 150 people)
    [Good Morning Café] 10:00-18:00 / +82-31-584-6704
    [Herb gift shop Jeongwon Store] 09:00-18:00 / +82-31-584-1497

    Film Locations
    Movies - “The Letter (1997),” “Detective K (2015),” “Addicted (2002)”
    Dramas – “A Love to Kill (2005),” “You’re Beautiful (2009),” “Smile Again (2010),” “Wang’s Family (2013),” “Love in the Moonlight (2016),” “The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017),” “Black (2017),” “School 2017 (2017),” “Introverted Boss (2017),” “The King in Love (2017),” “My Golden Life (2017),” “Jugglers (2017),” “Hold Me Tight (2018)”
    Variety Show - “Infinite Challenge”
    Documentary – “The CEO”

    Activity Information
    * Refer to the website for details

    Operating Hours
    08:30-19:30 (Closing time may vary depending on sunset time)

    Parking Facilities

    Admission Fees
    Adults: 9,500 won
    Teenagers: 7,000 won
    Children: 6,000 won

    Adults: Weekdays 8,500 won
    Teenagers: Weekdays 6,000 won
    Children: Weekdays 5,000 won

    * Groups of 30 people during weekdays only. (Reservations must be made at +82-1544-6703)
    * Children (ages 3 to elementary school students) / Teenagers (middle and high school students)
    * Discount is available for Senior citizens (ages 65 or more), people with disabilities, local residents (ID required)

    Parking Fees

    Available Facilities
    Morning Calm Gallery, History Museum, Restaurants, Wildflower Exhibition Hall, Chohwaonsil (greenhouse), Audiovisual Room, Hands-on Activity Zone, Souvenir Shop, Tea House ‘Dowon’ (herbal tea & herbal items), Coffee Shop, Cafeteria, Medical Office, Nursery (Lactation) Room, etc.

    Interpretation Services Offered

    Reservation Info. for Natives
    Reservations required
    - for groups of over 30 people
    - Large-sized bus (45 passengers) or limousine bus

    * No reservation required for Individual visitors.

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    1,000 won (50 baby strollers available) + 1,000 won (deposit)
    * Prior-reservation not available. The deposit will be compensated after the stroller is returned)

    Not permitted

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