“Small Europe in the Forest” is what Jade Garden Natural Arboretum (제이드가든 수목원 is, with 24 unique themed areas to stroll around. Located at Chuncheon, Gangwon-do and only an hour of traveling from Seoul. This attraction is a de facto to locals as location for TV drama’s and romance movie. It’s not quite surprising hence from the scenery outside we could see how fanciful it is.
Let me tour you around this 160,000 square meters garden of gardens. This panorama is divided into three paths and each with categorically incomparable landscape. Wandering around those three courses will consume three hours of your time. And actually more because of frequent stopping for resting and refreshments.
Ready? Let’s start!
Allow me to guide you around to all the gardens from the entrance namely; the English Border Garden, Italian Garden, Kitchen Garden, Alpine Greenhouse and the Ginkgo Maze.
Walking further are the lovely array of colorful tulips.
Now we reached the middle and this is where we rested for a while because of that refreshing ambiance of the waterfall.
Approaching the higher part of the hill we reached the Sky Garden and the turning point to another path. The view from the top gave us a feeling of very much close to nature.
Here comes the best path for me 🙂 The magnolia and longer tulips trail!
The path going back is more of leisurely walking for us. Just can’t get enough of the beauty of this place. Took tons of photos literally and I could give you more.
Planning to visit too? It isn’t hard to find, here’s how.
From Sangbong Station (Seoul Subway Gyeongchun Line), go to Gulbongsan Station.
From Gulbongsan Station, take a shuttle bus to Jade Garden.
- Shuttle Bus (refer to the official website for more information & schedules)
Gulbongsan Station → Jade Garden: 10:45-16:45, 1 hour interval
(Bus departing at 12:45 available on Weekends & Holidays only)
Jade Garden → Gulbongsan Station: 11:10-17:10, 1 hour interval
- No bus services at 12:10
- ENTRANCE FEE: Adults 8,500 won / Teenagers 6,500 won / Children 5,500 won (discount is available from a group of 30 though)
Have fun on your visit!