It is composed of 22 specialized gardens according to plant characteristics, or habitat, including Aquatic Plant Garden and Edible and Medicinal Plant garden. We have planted 3,344 species of plants in total of 102ha area, so that visitors can enjoy our gardens as well as the students specialized in plants and experts can conduct a field study.
The thematic gardens include: Ornamental Trees Garden, Flowering Tree Garden and Wetland Garden. Each of them has own unique plants endemic to respective environment. The KNA also houses Aquatic Plant Garden, Medicinal Plant Garden, Edible Plant Garden, Shrub Garden, Climbing Plant Garden, Sensible Garden, Overseas Plant Conservatory, High Mountain Plant Garden and Warm Temperate Greenhouse.
Enjoy the world of plants at our thematic gardens, a treasure of plant diversity. You can see and experience the diverse ecosystem of the arboretum firsthand. The gardens cover 102ha based on plant characteristics and features. More than 2,000 species are found in Wetland Garden, Ornamental Tree Garden, Temperate House and Fern Garden. Sensible Garden for the Visually Impaired, Beautiful Community Garden and Sound Garden are also accessible to the public.
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Children’s Garden The Children’s Garden was created in 2011 as part of an educational place. It houses fourteen thematic gardens including Garden Playground, Wild Flower Garden, Handspan Garden, Mist Garden and Turtle Island.
Climbing Plant Garden Using the characteristics of the vine plants that climb up other objects, more than twenty species are available to be used such as Hardy Kiwi, Crimson grapevine, Five-leaf chocolate vine, Five-flavor magnolia vine, Golden-and-silver honeysuckle, Paniculous supplejack. The garden features a number of native hyrangea cultivars collected as part of the ‘Forest Life Resources Management’ project.
Ornamental Trees 125 species of 47 families such as Korean stewartia and Korean fir, which have ornamental values such as beautiful leaves and flowers, are grown in the garden.
Secret Garden A cozy place surrounded by boxwood trees and is ideal for enjoying nature.
Lily Garden Lilies are grown in the garden and provide a beautiful view when they are in full bloom.
Community Garden Local residents can enjoy and relax in the garden.
Rose of Sharon Collection A total of 314 Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon) trees are on display. Rose of Sharon has multiple varieties and they fall into categories based on their colors.
Sound Garden A stream and ditch were once covered underground but restored to their original condition ecologically. You can find pleasure in the sound of water flowing down streams and ditches, birds chirping and leaves blowing.
Rhododendron Garden The garden houses a variety of rhododendron of Korea and those introduced from overseas.
Sensible Garden 125 species of 55 families are described in Brailles signs including Korean lilac and Harlequin. This garden is intended for visually impaired visitors to touch and smell nature.
Aquatic Plant Garden 204 species of 50 families are grown in the garden such as Pygmy water lily, Oriental cattail, Yellow floatingheart, Pondweed, East Asian water-chestnut, Water marsh marigold.
Shrub Garden Visitors can enjoy the garden under the theme of four seasons.
Sedum Garden The garden was built for research and conservation purposes of Korean sedum species. Dry environment of the wild have been created such as rock cod. Over 60 species including Orostachys japonica and Sedum kamtschaticum.
Temperate House Various horticultural varieties including Glossy-leaf paper plant, Australian laurel, Naked-anther ternstroemia, and more than 300 species such as Hyacynthorchid and common calanthe are grown in the greenhouse. They are found on the islands and coastal regions of the southern coast of Korea, Namhae.
Fern Garden The 95 kinds of brackens in Korea are harmoniously mixed with basalt. In particular, Korean lady’s slipper and Big-flower lady’s slipper are grown in the garden.
Peony Garden The garden includes about 200 species of native and foreign peonies.
Rare and Endemic Plant Garden The seven different gardens including Ulleung-do and Dokdo, high moors, wetlands, lime stone areas, Hallasan Mountain, Mount Baekdu
Conifer Garden More than 130 species of native plants including Ulleung-do white pine, Ulleung-do hemlock, Korean fir, Korean pine with fastigiata, Pine Mountain (Pinus mugo turra) and Juniperus chinensis var. aureovariegata are grown in the garden.
Wetland Garden More than 80 species are grown in the garden including Yellow-filamentous meadow-rue, Marsh marigold and Scissors-like sedge. They prefer and flourish in waterside environments.
Medicinal Plant Garden The garden is intended for provide appropriate information on domestic and international medicinal plants. The history of medicinal plants used by humans can be found based on body parts.
Edible and Medicinal Plant Garden Well-known plants that have been used for human consumption and medicinal purposes are found in the garden. 87 species from 18 families including Daylily, Fischer’s ragwort. Edible aster, Korean angelica are grown. Flowers and fruits of the plants can be observed from early spring to late autumn.