The Garden of Morning Calm, the oldest private garden in Korea which derived its name from a great Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore’s description for Korea as “Land of the Morning Calm” during the Joseon Dynasty, is one of the must-see places you need to check out, whether you love garden and flowers or just looking for a peaceful and scenic place to keep your eyes occupied with colors and your mind relaxed.
Surely, it’s no wonder why 600,000 visitors visit the the Garden or Morning Calm annually. With its 5,000 kinds of plants, including those of rare variety, the garden was a dazzling haven of prismatic flowers and plants, with its scenic pathways, carefully-tended grass, and 20 remarkably themed flower beds. The most eloquent attraction is the Sukgeun Garden, which is shaped like the Korean peninsula, with a variety of colorful flowers blanketing the space, speaks of the hope to reunite North and South Korea once more. Flowers are in full bloom from March to November, which is why the place is occupied by so many patrons.
Aside from the Garden of Morning Calm’s exceptional beauty are the various festivals and celebrations held throughout the year, in different seasons. Spring Garden Festival takes place during Spring, Festival of Roses, Hydrangeas, and Roses of Sharon is celebrated on Summer, Festival of Chrysanthemums and Autumnal Tints is renowned during Autumn and the Lighting Festival takes place during the cold Winter season.
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