Overview Seoul’s first municipalarboretum located at the end of Guro-gu, in the southwest side of Seoul. As thecenter for various botanical education programs and eco-friendly ecologicalmanagement, it aims to be an “Eco-Island” where plants, humans, and naturecoexist. The arboretum was created in harmony with the existing HangdongReservoir on a site of 103,000 square meters in Hang-dong, Guro-gu.
Contents About 2,100 species ofplants inhabit various themed zones including the Mugunghwa Garden, AquaticBotanical Garden, Wetland Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Fragrance Garden, RockGarden, Wildflower Garden, Maze Garden, Maple Garden, Needle-leaf Tree Garden,and Children’s Garden. The arboretum runs a gardening program using educationalcontents, such as a small library and the Forest Education Center, and operatesthe Ecological Learning Center. In addition, it offers an Urban GardenerTraining Course (11 weeks, once a year) and a guided forest tour program.Strolling along the arboretum’s promenade, one can enjoy the intoxicatinglysweet and refreshing fragrances of flowers and trees, getting away from thehustle and bustle of the city center.
Accessibility The access walk, mainentrance, and interior passages are all flat, providing excellent accessibilityfor all the tourism vulnerable including wheelchair users. There are accessiblerestrooms that are spacious enough for an electric wheelchair user and equippedwith toilets for infants and auxiliary chairs as well as diaper changingtables. Parking spaces for the disabled and women are available in theground-floor parking lot. Wheelchair and stroller rental is available near theentrance.