Oedo-Botania is a marine botanical garden in Hallyeo Maritime National Park. Coming here to visit you will fall in love for sure with a beautiful view of the crystal blue South Sea and surrounding landscape. At this semi tropical island, the European and Korean style blend harmoniously. Moreover, Oedo Botania’s weather is so nice. It’s not too hot on summer and not too cold in winter. You will need to take ferry ride to access the island. Then, you will have about 90 minutes to explore its charm.
Follow the instruction, you will pass by and will explore 16 beautiful destinations of the island.
After getting off the boat you will see the arrangement of multi-national sculptures that symbolize Oedo and the harmony of nature.
Walking through a palm tree lined steep slope you will see the world of cactus, a representative plant in the desert, and various types of aloe, agave, and duckweed. In the summer season, you can enjoy the flowers and colorful flowers of the old Brazilian coastal fan and generals, and rare aloe flowers in the winter.
And now is Venus Garden. This romantic garden is designed after the motif of the Buckingham Palace’s garden. If you come here on May, you can have a chance to admire rose blossoms and camellia around this area.
After Venus Garden is a beautiful Benvenuto Garden, which means ‘welcome’ in Italian. There are so many kinds of flowers here. Each season has its own flowers such as tulips and poppies in spring, hydrangea and angel trumpets in summer, lantanas and bush sage in autumn, and camellia and firethorn in winter.
On the island, there is a place that is called a stairway to heaven where 8,000 trees and garden trees well-trimmed in various shapes make a beautiful tapestry. As you go down the stairs, you will feel a strong floral scent of various rare plants. The more you go down the strong the scent is and it’s look like they are secretly hidden and you are an explorer.
From the island, you can get a very nice view to the sea. And you may feel that the island is really like a floating gem on the sea.
At the end of the course, the scenery somehow looks like Santorini.
There is only one little coffee shop and one souvenir shop on the island so if you are thirsty or a little hungry or want to buy some souvenirs you should take a rest there.
TIP: We need to walk to explore the whole island so be make sure that your shoes are comfortable. The scenery is full of colorful flowers and trees so you should wear light color clothes to have nice photos.
And finally, be careful with your time. You only have 90 minutes to explore the island. Don’t miss your ferry ride.
How to go to Oedo Botania
There are 7 ports that have ferry get to Oedo island
Jangseungpo 장승포 선착장:
- 경남 거제시 장승로 138
- Tel. 055) 681 – 6565 / Fax. 055) 681 – 6564
Jisaepo (지세포 선착장):
- 경남 거제시 일운면 지세포해안로 72
- Tel. 055) 682 – 5577 / Fax. 055) 632 – 3699
Hwahyeon (와현 선착장):
- 경남 거제시 일운면 와현해변길 46
- Tel. 055) 681 – 2211 / Fax. 055) 681 – 2878
Gujola (구조라 선착장):
- 경남 거제시 일운면 구조라리 81-2
- Tel. 055-681–1188 Fax. 055-681–8989
Dojangpo (도장포 선착장):
- 경남 거제시 남부면 도장포 1길 53
- Tel. 055) 632 – 8787 / Fax. 055) 632 – 2388
Heageumgang (해금강 선착장):
- 경남 거제시 남부면 해금강로 270
- Tel. 055) 633 – 1352 / Fax. 055) 633 – 1186
Dadae (다대 선착장):
- 경남 거제시 남부면 다대5길 46-1
- Tel. 055) 633 – 8119 / Fax. 055) 632 – 6115
If you go to Oedo island from Seoul or Busan. I recommend you take KTX or bus from Seoul to Seobu-si Bus Terminal 서부시외버스터미널in Busan and then from there take the Intercity Bus 부산서부-장승포 시외버스 to Jangseungpo Port.
- Winter Season 08:30-17:00
- Summer Season 08:00-19:00
Duration: Approx. 1 hr and 30 min
Admission Fees: Additional admission fees to Oedo Island
- Individuals: Adults 11,000 won / Students 8,000 won / Children 5,000 won
- Groups: Students 6,000 won / Children 4,000 won