Seoul has various

different types of parks. These include ecological parks designed with the preservation of certain rare types of flora and fauna in mind, and its small and medium-sized parks that provide an environmentally-friendly setting with diverse fun faclilities for the whole family.

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Seoul Iris Garden is a special botanical garden that is full of irises, which is considered to be one of the world’s top four flowers

Iris Garden

Seoul Iris Garden is a special botanical garden that is full of irises, which is considered to be one of the world’s top four flowers. It is located between Dobongsan(Mt.) and Suraksan(Mt.) at the end of Gangbuk, Seoul. It consists of 12 themes, including the Iris Garden, Medicinal Botanical Garden, and Wetland, on a land area of about 16,000 pyeong. In the Iris Garden can be found about 130 species of 300,000 units of irises, which have flowers shaped like a ‘brush’. These include the Yellow Iris, Iris Setosa, and Iris Lactea. In addition, in the Medicinal Botanical Garden, you can observe most of the medicinal plants that are produced in Korea. While in the Wetland, there is an observatory deck for you to observe various aquatic plants and wetland organisms.

Iris Garden

Area: 52,417㎡ Opening Date: June 7, 2009

Major Facilities
- Iris Garden, Medicinal Botanical Garden, Riverside Botanical Garden, Visitor Center, etc.

Major Plants
- Trees: 39 species of 2,726 units of Bola Cypress, Zelkova Tree, White Pine Tree, etc.
-Bushes: 18 species of 57,035 units of Pussy Willow, Caragana Root, Spirea, Evergreen Euonymus, Winged Euonymus, etc.
-Flowering plants: 43 species of 319,292 units of Phragmites Japonica, Liriope, Meadowsweet, Siberian Chrysanthemum, Common Reed, etc.
-Irises: 130 types of 218,453 units, including Russian Iris, Yellow Iris, Iris Setosa, Iris Lactea, and Iris Domestica.