The Garden of Morning Calm blooms with flowers and floral scents. It is one of the most fabulous botanical gardens of Korea. It is open all year and depending on the season, there are different kinds of festivals and specific exhibitions. But actually, it does not matter what time of the year are you going there, because the Garden of morning calm has a spectacular view during all four seasons. And today I am going to present to you the garden in the autumn season. So, if you have not yet been there and think about where to go on an autumn evening, then do not hesitate about taking a ride to this botanical garden!
I already shared the in-depth history of the garden in the first part. Do check it out.
How to get to Garden of Morning Calm?
The Garden of morning calm is situated in the Gapyeong district at the Cheongpyeong metro station. Only 2 hours or even less from Seoul. It is Gyeongchun Line, but you can buy a ticket on KTX/ITX from the Cheognyangni station. It will cost 3800 won and take around 35 minutes. Obviously, taking a subway is not complicated at all.
There are shuttle bus systems to take advantage of in Gapyeong. These buses go to all the important places and are easily accessible. However, they are not that frequent. So you can take the bus number, 30-7 from the Cheongpyeong Station to the Arboretum. Better yet, if you don’t mind spending 15,000 KRW you can take a taxi.
Below is list of the entrance fee prices for an individual:
I can recommend you to check the prices on Naver and book it there in advance, it might be cheaper.
Inside the Garden of Morning Calm
So, I arrived at the Garden at 10;30 bright and early on an autumn morning. The weather was super pleasant and it was sunny too. I followed the numbered sequence of the gardens starting from 1 and continued exploring.
The First Half
The number one spot is the dropping tree garden near the Cloud Bridge. The bridge oversees the small stream of water running along the Garden.
The dropping garden leads to the Bonsai Garden where many different shapes of Bonsai are present.
From here, I move into the Eden Garden and the Flower House near it. The exhibitions in Summer and Spring are held here.
The next spot is the representative tree of the Garden. The Millenium Juniper which is more than 1,000 years old and still stands strong. Even standing near it made Me feel kind of nostalgic.
Then moving onto the most popular part which is the Sunken Garden. It takes the shape of the Korean peninsula, symbolizing the desire for reunification. This is one of the most epic sceneries I have ever seen.
The road then leads us to the J’s Cottage Garden which is a garden surrounding a pretty cool house with many flowers and herbs around.
The next area is the Pagoda Valley where using the rocks of the stream people make houses as a symbol of well-being of their homes. I also made a small house of stones there.
This further leads su down to the Pond garden which is just an epic view. In summer the pond is full of Lotuses and the small shed inside the bond just makes it really epic to enjoy.
Then moving on from here, we head into the Korean garden which is a garden inside the Hanok (traditional Korean houses). There is pretty small waterfall puddle behind it and I enjoyed sitting there and soaking it all in.
After the morning calm walk area you reach into the Stream Garden and the Morning Plaza. The stream garden is home to tulips. The morning plaza is huge area of open spaces.
The Second Half
Then keep moving on the track through the road to heaven and the heaven garden into the Moonlight Garden. there is a Church present at the end of the Moonlight garden and it is a pretty iconic scenery with all these flowers around.
Moving from the Nymph valley of huge rocks you enter the Conifer garden where 20 different conifers are growing. The next part is the Wild flower Garden and the Rose Sharon Garden.
They lead into the Alpine rock garden and the Alpine House. There are mini houses whee children have plenty of fun.
The final stage gets us to the Green House and the Herb House which conclude into the Hometown Garden. There is a musical harmony at the hometown garden as there is a piano and some musical notes shapes cut out. This takes us to the end and we now reach the point from where we started out.
Throughout the entire garden you can enjoy the eeriness of silence and as well as the pleasant aura. There are many café and shops inside the garden as well for snacking and coffee and meals. There are restroom services available at different locations too. Just outside the garden are fast food snacking options and refreshments where you can fill up.
The whole experience of being inside such a historical place is really satisfying and pleasing. I am sure you are pumped to plan a visit there ASAP.
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