Shingu Botanic Garden

Shingu Botanic Garden

Shingu Botanic Garden is a private ecological facility that conserves and promotes various plants and other living organisms. At the same time, it attracts visitors either or both for leisure and education purposes.

Fundamentally, Shingu Botanic Garden aims...

  • to collect and display the resource plants systematically from domestic and abroad,
  • to study, conserve and spread the knowledge and information related to the usage of these plants, and
  • to contribute to the flourishing of human life using plants by giving environmental and vocational education, and
  • to serve students and the general public as a site for observation and experience of nature.

TRIVIA: Shingu Garden appeared as the garden of Son Oh-Gong (Lee Seung-Gi) house in Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) on tvN, 2017-18. Jin Sun-Mi (Oh Yeon-Seo) follows Oh-Gong here in episode 1 after she sees him for the first time as a grown-up. They come back here in episode 6 when he brings her to 'Sureumdong' and leads her through this garden to his house.

shingu-botanic-gardenA scene from Hwayuki, a Korean Odyssey filmed at Shingu Garden (2017-18)

Having that noble and environmental purpose in mind, Shingu Botanic Garden has created fifteen themed gardens, including...

  • Western-style gardens,
  • Insect conservatory,
  • Korean traditional garden,
  • Four-season garden,
  • Arboretum,
  • Eco center (greenhouse),
  • Endangered species garden,
  • Marsh vegetation garden,
  • Children's garden,
  • Hydrangea garden, etc.

Plant Collections
Shingu has collected and cultivating about 1,200 plants.

Some of its special collections include lily, hydrangea, hibiscus, peony, rose, rhododendron, maple, and collections of native or foreign resource plants.

Status & Features of Shingu Botanic Garden

Shingu Garden is not an arboretum but a botanic garden and a private one. It serves as an educational facility that was founded in 2003.

Shingu is established on a natural vegetation area with a total size of 47 hectares.

It has a landscaped area of around 10 hectares. It means that the total size of the botanic garden is 57 hectares.

Its glasshouses have a total area of 1000 meters.

Shingu is not a herbarium, although some of its collections can be used as medicinal plants.

As a facility that studies plants, it does micropropagation at its tissue culture facilities.

shingu-botanic-gardenA view of plants from the railings at Shingu University Botanic Garden

Public Access & Education Programs

Shingu Botanic Garden is open to the public to serve any purpose they have incoming.

Shingu sells plants as a retail outlet.

It has regular volunteers that take care of the plants and maintain the facilities.

Shingu has an education center that offers various services to any interested guest. Such programs include...

  • Public Lectures/Talks
  • Special Exhibitions
  • Courses for University/College Students
  • Courses for General Public
  • Education Programmes


For more details on the programs mentioned above, you may use the contact information below...

Shingu Botanic Garden, 121 Sangjeong-dong, Sujeong-gu
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
Phone: 82-31-723-6677; Fax: 82-31-723-7314
Website: www.sbg.or.kr
Email: azalea@shingu.ac.kr

Garden Name: 신구대학식물원
Local Address: 수정구 상적동 121번지
Locality: City: 성남시

Getting to Shingu Botanic Garden

You can get to this unique site via public transportation. If you are coming from Seoul, you can easily take a subway and transfer to a local bus to reach the place.

By Seoul Subway + Maeul Bus
Take Seoul Subway Line 8 (Bundang Line) and head to Moran Station [모란역]. Get out from Exit 5 and take Bus 11-1 from Moran Bus Stop.

Then get off at Sangjeok 1-tong Shingu College Bus Stop. It takes around 20 minutes to reach the Garden's bus stop.

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