Hangdong Blue Arboretum

hangdong-blue-arboretumHangdong Blue Arboretum or Pureun Arboretum

Hangdong Blue Arboretum

Hangdong Blue Arboretum (Pureun Arboretum) is considered the first municipal Arboretum in the Seoul area. It is sitting at the end of Guro District on the southwestern side of Seoul, South Korea.

It is meant to be the "eco-island" center for educational ecology and other eco-friendly management and activities.

That is what makes it different from a park or an amusement park.

This municipal Arboretum aims to be a valuable resource of cultural heritage on ecology. All citizens should care and protect and be handed down from the present to the next and future generations.

Seoul City planned a green arboretum creation project to respond to Seoul's citizens' opinion to highlight the importance of plants and the meaning of life as a cultural asset and convert it into an ecological city.

The basic plan presented a grand vision of transforming Seoul's urban landscape into a lush and vibrant oasis of plant life. It envisions a complex operation of collecting, increasing, preserving, and managing plant genetic resources, which would help protect the environment and enhance the city's natural beauty.

The core of the plan is the creation of a new attraction in Seoul theme gardens, where visitors can experience the beauty of nature in all four seasons. The gardens will be designed to showcase a diverse range of plant species, from delicate flowers to towering trees. They will be carefully curated to ensure they are aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sustainable.

In addition to the gardens, the plan calls for establishing education centers offering year-round educational programs for children and adults alike. These centers will provide a space for citizens to learn about the importance of preserving plant genetic resources and plants' role in sustaining life on our planet.

Finally, the plan envisions creating a greenhouse with a community where citizens can actively participate in the preservation and management of plant genetic resources. This will not only help foster a sense of community among residents but also create a sense of ownership and responsibility for preserving the environment.

Overall, this project is meant to transform the lives of urban residents into a new and better form by providing them with a space to connect with nature, learn about the environment, and actively participate in its preservation.


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Hangdong Blue Arboretum's Features

Hangdong Pureun Arboretum is a verdant oasis of over 100,000 square meters located in the Hangdong area of Guru District. The nursery has a diverse and beautiful array of plants, including around 2,100 species.

These plants are arranged across the arboretum's various gardens, designed to delight and educate visitors of all ages.

One of the arboretum's most popular areas is its lawn gardens, which feature lush, green lawns and carefully tended flower beds. Visitors can stroll along the paths, taking in the sights and smells of the many different flowers and plants that grow here.

Another highlight is the fragrance gardens, filled with fragrant herbs and flowers that perfume the air with their sweet scents.

The arboretum's rock gardens are a must-see for those who love rocks and stones. These gardens feature carefully arranged rocks and stones, along with a variety of plants well-suited to growing in rocky terrain.

For younger visitors, the children's gardens are a great place to explore and play, with plenty of hands-on activities and interactive displays to keep kids engaged and entertained.

In addition to its beautiful gardens, the Hangdong Pureun Arboretum is also home to several education centers where visitors can learn more about gardening, ecology, and other related topics.

These centers offer hands-on experience and practical knowledge that visitors can use to incorporate what they have learned into their daily lives.

If you're an experienced gardener or just starting, the Hangdong Pureun Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit and explore.

Main Facilities at Hangdong Arboretum

Yes, we mentioned above that fundamentally, Hangdong Blue Arboretum is an ecological education center. However, it is more than just a green center and an attraction, as you might have guessed already.

When you visit the place, you will find various facilities that could make your day worth your time, while at the same time learning something about plants and nature in general.

So, here are the main facilities...

  • Visitor Information Center
  • Forest Education Center (Glass Greenhouse)
  • Book Cafe
  • Garden Cafe
  • Twenty-Five Theme Gardens
  • Hangdong Reservoir Blue Arboretum, and others.

Functional Arboretum is not just a place to show colorful plants, but a place where various species, plant exhibitions, and education are held.

Plants are the most basic of the natural ecosystem, and animals cannot survive without them.

Green Arboretum is a clean arboretum that maintains various ecosystems through eco-friendly cultivation management.

More Facilities Descriptions

Book Cafe
The 'Book Cafe' is a small library with books related to plants and gardens and books donated by citizens.

This is a place that is used by all ages and genders visiting the Arboretum.

The Book Cafe Keeper organizes books, mediates big and small fuss, and informs you of the rules when using them.

Strollers
The cafe also lends a stroller and wheelchair for users to use and guides the baby to the nursing room so that mothers can breastfeed comfortably.

Address: 240 Yeondong-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul
Phone: 02-2686-3200
Entrance Fee: Admission and parking are temporarily free
Operation Hours: 5 am to 10 pm (open all-year-round)

Arboretum guardian
Pureun Arboretum guardians are working on gardening in the Arboretum by people who have completed garden-related classes such as city gardeners and citizen gardeners.

The most practical and actual activities taking place in the garden include planting and transplanting, cutting, pruning, harvesting, seeding, and weed removal.

Getting to Hangdong Blue Arboretum

You can quickly get to Hangdong Arboretum by taking public transportation. Here's how...

By Subway +Bus
Take any Seoul Subway train that will bring you to Onsu Subway Station (Line 1). Then come out from Exit 3 and take a village bus (maeul bus) Guro 07.

Alternatively, head to Exit 2 of Line 7 and get off at the Hangdong Arboretum Reservoir's back gate, the 5th stop.

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