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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Pyeonggang Botaincal Gardens, Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province: Peaceful Botaincal Garden, I guess...


Located at the entrance of Sanjeong Lake, Pyeonggang Botanical Gardens (Hanja: 平康植物園) opened in May 2006, and was designated as a habitat for preservation by the Ministry of Environment. The garden has on exhibit both native plants and around 5,000 species of plants from around the globe. Additionally, the garden features an exquisite collection of 1,000 different alpine plants that normally reside on an altitude of 2,000 meters. 

The scope of the garden is comprehensive, but it is divided into 12 themed areas, including a Rock Garden, where the largest alpine plants in Asia are concentrated; a Wetland Center, which mimics the natural ecology of a wetland region; a Pond Garden consisting of roughly 50 ponds lined with gorgeous flowers; a Moss Center where moss that grows in deep valleys and forests can be seen; and a Grass Square, which serves as a green common year round. 

The Pyeonggang Botanical Gardens in 203 Umulmok Street/Umulmok-gil, Sanjeong-ri 668-beonji, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon City, Gyeonggi Province - serves an important role in preserving rare plants, but is also creating a new botanical garden culture, and serving as a center for public ecological education.