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Yangju Jangheung Natural Arboretum, Full of Mountain Hydrangeas and Twilight Lilies

WriterAdministratorDate12/10/2019

With the daytime temperature skyrocketing, I definitely feel like it's midsummer now.
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With the daytime temperature skyrocketing, I definitely feel like it's midsummer now.
You will be dripping with sweat if you stand in the sunlight even for a short while. However, there are some summer that flowers love this strong sunlight.
Rudbeckia, Shasta daisy, Chinese trumpet vine, sunflower, lotus flower...
I heard that the most popular flower these days is hydrangea.
Starting from Jeju, hydrangea festivals were held in southern Korea including Geoje and Busan,
but now large and small hydrangea festivals are being held here and there in central Korea as well.

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Pink, blue, purple, ivory... Improved varieties of hydrangea with big and colorful flowers are of course beautiful,
but the mysterious blue mountain hydrangea growing along the mountain valleys are amazing as well.
This arboretum in Yangju, Gyeonggi-do is less popular than other well-known arboretums in Gyeonggi-do such as The Garden of Morning Calm, Hwadam Botanic Garden, and Hantaek Botanical Garden,
but it is enough to enjoy mountain hydrangea.
This arboretum is Jangheung Natural Arboretum.
Alright, let’s go see the summer of Jangheung Natural Arboretum, full of twilight lilies and mountain hydrangeas.

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[Yangju Jangheung Natural Arboretum]
Opening hours: 9am-Sunset (Open year-round)
Entrance fee: Adults KRW 6,000/person

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Jangheung Natural Arboretum is located in the Jangheung Recreation Area near Seoul.
This area was once popular as a retreat or date destination. It's been a long time since my last visit, and the atmosphere was not like the old days.

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Royal azalea was planted abundantly on the hill under Korean pine trees.
The royal azalea colony was pretty wide. It must be beautiful in spring.

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Humorous wooden sculptures and stone towers harmonized with each other in the Folk Botanical Garden.

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Horse chestnut leaves were absorbing the sunlight. It’s the color of summer.

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Long tail spangles were enjoying lunch, coming and going around the surfinia and geraniums.
A lot of these butterflies can be seen lately.

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I didn’t know Korean stewartia was so beautiful.
The straight trunks with bark peeled off showed unique colors and patterns similar to crape myrtle.
Its flowers, which looked like Korean mountain magnolia, were also charming.

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The wooden trail stretched out through the forest, and looked good for a walk.
Mountain hydrangea was forming dense bushes on either side of the trail.

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A world of blue mountain hydrangea was spread out under Korean pine trees, bird cherry trees, and maple trees that originally grow in mountain areas.

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Although the petals of neuter flowers were clearly smaller than the improved varieties of hydrangea,
the mountain hydrangea flower colors were overwhelmingly appealing.

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Twilight lilies and mountain hydrangeas were both in full boom in the Jangheung Natural Arboretum.
Blue mountain hydrangeas and orange twilight lilies complemented each other well.

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Jangheung Natural Arboretum provides a wide range of forest activities such as making a watch/memo holder using natural materials, insect necklace making, herb candle making, herb/wildflower planting, pressed flower crafts, tray landscape making, forest/insect experience, and experience journal making.
Jangheung Natural Arboretum also offers a guest house ("pension") and swimming pool. Guest house guests can enter the arboretum for free.

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Hydrangea festival venues are emerging as popular tourist destinations all over the country!
Visit the Yangju Jangheung Natural Arboretum near Seoul and enjoy the mountain hydrangeas.


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