|Gayasan Wildflower Botanical Garden (가야산 야생화식물원)|
|Established in June 2006, Gayasan Wildflower Botanical Garden (가야산 야생화식물원) is Korea’s first wildflower garden. It is wildflower cultural space, home to nearly 400 different plant species.
The outdoor garden offers the magnificent scenic landscape of Mt. Gayasan, organized into the following five themes.
Nearly 30 different species of shrubs and wild flowers have been planted here. You can enjoy these beautiful plants from early spring to winter.
2) Chrysanthemum Garden
Nearly 15 different species of chrysanthemums and wild flowers are in bloom until late fall.
3) Rhizocarp Garden
Nearly 50 different species of wild flowers including Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis), German Iris (Iris nertschinskia), daylilies (Hemerocallis thunbergii) and hostas (Hosta longipes) bloom from spring to fall.
4) Gayasan Native Plant Garden
Nearly 120 indigenous species of wild flowers have been planted here.
5) Wildflower Educational Garden
Nearly 50 different species of short wildflowers are planted on the roof of the museum, where visitors can view and compare a variety of wildflowers.
The greenhouse features warm-temperate trees and wildflowers. Enjoy the sweet fragrance of flowers regardless of the season.
1) Edible Plant Garden
Nearly 20 different species of edible plants including tangerine trees and loquats are available.
2) Medicinal Herb Garden
Nearly 25 different species of plants that provide medicinal herbs are available.
3) Fragrant Flower Garden
Nearly 30 different species of sweet fragrant flowers such as laurel (daphne), Indian oleander (Nerium indicum) and the Gaya or Japanese nutmeg-yew (Torreya nucifera) are planted here.
4) Ornamental Plant Garden
Nearly 30 different species of beautiful ornamental plants including coral ardisia (Ardisia crenata), pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis), Japanese ardisia (Ardisia japonica), poison bulb (Crinum asiatica) and Chinese ground orchid (Bletilla striata) are found in this garden.
5) Aquatic Botanical Garden
Nearly 20 different species of aquatic plants, consisting of shallow water plants, free-floating plants, and floating-leaved plants, including water lily, bishop’s weed (Houttuynia cordata) and water snowflake (Nymphoides indica) are found in this garden. 6) Fern Garden
Ferns are spore-propagated plants that have no blooming flowers. Nearly 40 different species of fern plants including western brackenfern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum) and groundpine (Lycopodium clavatum var. nipponicum) and warm-temperate native plants such as Leveille (Dendropanax morbifera) and Machilus chunbergii make up this garden.
|June 16, 2006|
|Closed on Mondays, January 1, Seollal and Chuseok|
|10:00 - 17:00 (admission 16:00)|
|Museum and Greenhouse (1-story Building with Basement)
518,825 plants from 405 different species including Stewartia koreana
Arbor – 884 plants from 92 different species including pine tree
Shrub – 17,623 plants from 54 different species including royal azalea
Wildflowers – 500,328 plants from 257 different species including Pulsatilla koreana
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