Hongneung Arboretum

Hongneung Arboretum

Hongneung Arboretum is part of the Korean projects that are dedicated to studying the nation's flora. It is South Korea's oldest arboretum that does such a purpose.

The arboretum works to gather, manage, and protect various types of foreign and domestic plants. The entrance to the Hongreung Arboretum is complimentary, and it is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.

Student groups can visit on weekdays with advance appointments.

Hongneung Arboretum is the first-generation arboretum in Korea. It was developed in 1922 when experimental forests were built on Hongneung burial mound, which is the royal burial place of Queen Myeong-Seong.

The Beautiful Gardens
On the 780 square meters location southwest of Cheonjangsang Mountain, you will discover nine gardens ...

  • a garden of conifers,
  • an oasis of broad-leaf trees,
  • an ornamental garden,
  • three botanical gardens with edible & medical plants garden,
  • a water garden, and
  • a wetland garden.

 Resting Areas

Although you will discover the plants, trees, flowers, and whatever remarkably remarkable, you might still get tired.

You can take a break at numerous points or locations. There are about six locations where you can sit and unwind. You may also consume your light food or treats at these places.

Hongneung Arboretum has gorgeous scenery for every single season. The garden of broad-leaf trees behind the main building is the one that reveals the change of season most drastically.

The hundreds of broad-leaf trees appear their best in fall.

The arboretum appropriates for nature education walk because of the many nameplates providing information on the species and characteristics of each tree.

There are likewise numerous things to see at the Forest Science Exhibit Hall. The Hall offers visitors with understanding and details on the value of forests, forestry, and the forest industry.

Since the Hall is made of Korean wood, the building itself is an exhibit. Inside, there are three general exhibition rooms, a routine display hall, a preparation show hall, and a unique exhibit hall.

You might take a look around from Garden 1 to Garden 9 in routine order or take the course from Garden 2, pass the Forest Science Exhibit Hall to the mountain ridge ending up at Garden 1.

Please, bear in mind it takes roughly three hours to explore the whole facility completely.

For additional information, you may visit their main website (in Korean), as listed below:

Office/Business Hours:
Usually, Hongneung Arboretum is open to the public for longer hours during the early Spring to Fall seasons.

But they close one hour earlier during the Winter season. Please, check with their website to make sure that you get the most recent schedules and operation hours.

March to October: 09:00 – 18:00
November to February: 09:00 – 17:00
Schools that plan for educational trips should register in advance to be accommodated appropriately.

Getting to Hongneung Arboretum

This ecological attraction is located in Seoul and can be accessed quickly using public transports of your choice and ease.

Address: 02455,  57 Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 
Inquiry: +82-2-961-2551

By Subway
Take the Seoul Subway Line 6 and get off at Korea University Station. Come out from Exit 3 and walk for around ten minutes to find the place.

Alternatively, you can take Seoul Subway Line 1, Gyeongui-Jungang Line) and get off at Cheongnyangni Station. Go to Exit 2 and walk for over ten minutes to get there.

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