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History of Botanical Gardens in South KoreaIntroducing Seoul Grand Park Botanical Garden, the first public arboretum in Seoul.

The inside of the Grand Greenhouse of Changgyeongwon Botanical Garden
History of Botanical Gardens in South Korea
Changgyeongwon Botanical Garden, the first public botanical garden in South Korea, was established in 1909 during the period of Japanese colonial rule as part of an effort to reform the royal palace with the purpose of spreading knowledge to people and providing them with a source of hobby.

Changgyeongwon Botanical Garden, the first public botanical garden in South Korea, was established in 1909 during the period of Japanese colonial rule as part of an effort to reform the royal palace with the purpose of spreading knowledge to people and providing them with a source of hobby.
In the 1960s, development of domestic botanical gardens began and the government led the establishment of Namsan Botanical Garden in 1968. The Botanical Garden of Seoul Grand Park transferred the plants of Changgyeongwon Botanical Garden in 1986 and those of Namsan Botanical Garden which was closed down in 2006 and has been succeeding the genealogy of botanical gardens in Korea.

  • Changgyeongwon
  • Namsan Botanical Garden
  • The inside of Namsan Botanical Garden