Hwadam Botanic Garden is an eco-friendly arboretum located within Konjiam Resort in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, a 40-minute drive away from Seoul. In effort to revive the country's forest ecosystem, LG Evergreen Foundation brought in approximately 4,300 types of exquisite and domestic plants to form a forest park divided into 17 themes. "Hwadam" can be translated into "a friendly communication," a name given to the forest in hopes that the area serves as a mean for people to communicate with nature. While the forest is designed to offer an environmentally friendly atmosphere, the ecosystem and habitats of the forest are well-preserved, serving as a home to many living species.
Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31–8026–6666
Opening day : June 2010
Day off : Mondays
Hours : March-October: Weekdays 09:00-18:00 / Weekends & public holidays 08:30-18:00 (last admission at 17:00)
October (during reservation only period): Weekends 07:40-18:00 (last admission at 17:00)
December-February 10:00-18:00 (last admission at 15:00)
Spring-Fall (excluding monorail pass): Adults 10,000 won / Teenagers 8,000 won / Children 6,000 won
Winter (including monorail pass): Adults 10,000 won / Children 8,000 won
* Free admission: Preschoolers (ages 2 and under)
* Admission subject to change during reservation only period
Freshwater Fish Eco Center, Insect Eco Center, monorail, lockers, convenience store, etc.
278-1, Docheogwit-ro, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do