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It is composed of 22 specialized gardens based on plant usage, specific classification or characteristic habitat, including aquatic plant garden and edible & medicinal plant garden. We have planted 3,344 species of plants in total 102ha area, so that the visitors, the students majored in plants and also professionals can use it as a field study area.

The specialized gardens are composed in of Ornamental Tree Garden where the trees of great value of admiration are planted, Wetland Garden where the plants grow in the wetland are planted and there are also Aquatic Plant Garden, Medicinal Plant Garden, Edible Plant Garden, Shrub Garden, Climbing Plant & Hydrangea Garden, Sensible Garden, Tropical Plant Resources Research Center, Temperate House.

Enjoy the world of plants at the Specialized Garden, a treasure of plant diversity. This is the top destination of the KNA and visitors can see and experience diverse plant ecosystems. It spans across a total area of 102ha based on their characteristics and usage, more than 2,000 species are grouped in the Wetland Garden, Ornamental Tree Garden, Temperate House and Fern Garden. The Sensible Garden for the visually impaired and the beautiful Community Garden and Sound Garden are also located here.

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  • childeren's garden

    Children’s Garden The Children’s Garden is created in 2011 as an edutainment space with education, experience and fun. It is composed of 14 theme gardens, including garden playground, wild flower garden, handspan garden, mist garden, and turtle island.

  • climbing plant garen

    Climbing Plant Garden Using the characteristics of the vine plants that climb up other objects, it is possible to use more than 20 species, such as Hardy kiwi, Crimson grapevine, Five-leaf chocolate vine, Five-flavor magnolia vine, Golden-and-silver honeysuckle, Paniculous supplejack. It is a characterized garden displaying various native hyrangea and hydrangea cultivars collected as a part of ‘Forest life resources management agency’ business.

  • ornamental tree garden

    Ornamental Trees Garden There are 125 species of 47 families such as Korean stewartia, Korean fir, which have ornamental value that have beautiful leaves, flowers and types of the trees.

  • Secret Garden

    Secret Garden A cozy space surrounded by boxwood trees, and is ideal for admiring and feeling the nature.

  • Lily Garden

    Lily Garden A cozy space surrounded by boxwood trees, and is ideal for admiring and feeling the nature.

  • Community Garden

    Community Garden This is the model of Community Garden that KNA suggests. We have composed a space for the communication between new farmers and native residents to enjoy spare time and relax in harmony.

  • Rose of Sharon Collection

    Rose of Sharon Collection A total of 314 Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon) trees are on display. Rose of Sharons are classified by the color, such as Baedalgae-white, Dansimgae-center of the flower is red (hongdansimgae-red petals and center red, jadansimgae-purple petals and red center, Cheongdansimgae-blue petals with red center), asadalgae-white petals with red patterns on edge.

  • Sound Garden

    Sound Garden This is the place where we have created the stream and the ditch, restoring the covered stream ecologically. It is a space filled with sounds of nature, such as sound of water flowing in streams and trenches, the sound of birds singing, and the sound of leaves blowing in the wind.

  • Rhododendron Garden

    Rhododendron Garden This garden has a varieties of Rhododendrons introduced from foreign countries, focusing on those of native to Korea.

  • Sensible Garden

    Sensible Garden In order to allow the visually impaired to touch and smell with hands, 125 species of 55 families of plants are described in braille signs such as Korean lilac, Harlequin.

  • Aquatic Plant Garden

    Aquatic Plant Garden There are 204 species of 50 families planted here, such as, Pygmy water-lily, Oriental cattail, Yellow floatingheart, Pondweed, East Asian water-chestnut, Marsh marigold that grow in water.

  • Shrub Garden

    Shrub Garden It is a garden where the visitors can see the shrubs divided by seasons, [Spring hill], [Summer hill], [Autumn hill], [Winter hill(Fourseason hill)].

  • Sedum Garden

    Sedum Garden This is the garden where we have composed in purpose of research and conservation of domestic sedum species in Korea. We have created dry and barren environment of the wild, like rock cod, we have planted over 60 species including Orostachys japonica, Orostachys japonica, and Sedum kamtschaticum.

  • Temperate House

    Temperate House It is a greenhouse to preserve the temperate southern part of Namhae Islands and the southern coast, and various horticultural varities including Glossy-leaf paper plant, Australian laurel, Naked-anther ternstroemia, and there are more than 300 species including Hyacinth orchid, Common calanthe.

  • Fern Garden

    Fern Garden The 95 kinds of brackens in Korea are harmoniously mixed with basalt. Especially, Korean lady’s slipper and Big-flower lady’s slipper are planted in the garden.

  • Peony Garden

    Peony Garden This garden includes approximately 200 species of native and foreign peonies.

  • Rare & Endemic Plant Garden

    Rare & Endemic Plant Garden This is where 400 species of rare and endemic plants are planted in 7 different gardens (Ulleung-do plants, high moor, wetland, limestone area, Hallasan, Baekdusan, forest garden) by growing condition.

  • Conifer Garden

    Conifer Garden There are more than 130 species of plant, native species, such as Ulleungdo white pine, Ulleungdo hemlock, Korean fir, Korean pine with Fastigiata, Pine mountain (Pinus mugo Turra), Juniperus chinensis var. aureovariegata which are planted as gardening and landscape.

  • Wetland Garden

    Wetland Garden Here, collection of plants that grow well on the waterside, more than 80 species are planted such as Yellow-filamentous meadow-rue, Marsh marigold, Scissors-like sedge.

  • Medicinal Plant Garden

    Medicinal Plant Garden This space is composed to inform accurate usage informations on domestic and overseas medicinal plants. There are the history of mankind and medicinal plants, medicinal plants based on each part of human body, medicinal plants in daily life.

  • Edible & Medicinal Plant Garden

    Edible & Medicinal Plant Garden Composed of representative plants used for food or medicine, this garden presents 87 species from 18 families including as Daylily, Fischer’s ragwort, Edible aster, Korean angelica. Flowers and fruits of these plants can be observed from early spring to late autumn.

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