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The Garden of Morning Calm 아침고요수목원

  • For general inquiries: +82-1544-6703<br>Inquiries for experience program: +82-10-2459-8252
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432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 가평군 상면 수목원로 432)

The Garden of Morning Calm, a 30,000㎡ garden, is open year-round and is a great spot to visit for families, couples, and photographers alike. The garden was conceptualized by Professor Han Sang-kyung (Gardening Department, Sahmyook University) while he was serving as an exchange professor in America. His vision was to create a garden that would become world-famous and spread the concept of Korean beauty throughout the world. The inspiration for the garden stemmed from a poem written by Sir Tagore, a great Indian poet, who described Korea during the Joseon Dynasty as "The Land of the Morning Calm."

The garden is the oldest private garden in Korea. It is an artistic space with a beautiful balance between the Korean concept of natural curves with asymmetry, and plants with synthetic materials, attracting about 600,000 visitors annually.

Scenic walkways, beautifully manicured grass, and flower beds connect the garden's 20 different themed sections. The Sukgeun Garden is shaped like the Korean Peninsula and is carpeted with beautiful flowers on both sides representing the desire for South and North Korea to be reunited. It is easily one of the most popular and meaningful attractions at the garden.

The garden houses about 5,000 kinds of plants, including 300 varieties native to Baekdusan Mountain, known as a spiritual mountain to the Korean people. Flowers are in bloom from March to November, so the garden is usually busy during this period. In addition to the beautiful foliage of the garden, there are a variety of festivals and displays held throughout the year.

* Spring: Spring Garden Festival
* Summer: Festival of Roses, Hydrangeas and Roses of Sharon
* Autumn: Festival of Chrysanthemums and Autumnal Tints
* Winter: Lighting Festival

Utilization information

・Information : [For individuals]
* Period: April to October
* Venue: Hands-on program area
* Hours: Weekdays 10:00-16:00 / Weekends and Public Holidays 10:00-17:00
* Program: Making soap, topiary, necklaces, natural mist, and topiary
* Inquiries: For groups less than 20 people, please call to make a reservation +82-10-2459-8252

[For groups]
* Program: Forest and garden walk
* Eligibility: Offered for group of 30 people or more (kindergarten students, elementary school, middle school students, high school students, adults, and community center members)
* Hours: 2 sessions available per day (duration: 2 hrs / morning 10:00-12:00 / afternoon 13:00-15:00)

* Class A / Eco-lesson: Necklace making / Children 10,000 won, Middle and high school students 12,000 won / Adults 14,000 won
* Class B / Eco-lesson: Wooden necklace making / Children 11,000 won, Middle and high school students 13,000 won / Adults 15,000 won
* Class C / Eco-lesson: Making organic soap making / Children 11,000 won, Middle and high school students 13,000 won, Adults 15,000 won
* Class D / Eco-lesson: Flowerpot making / Children 12,000 won, Middle and high school students 14,000 won, Adults 16,000 won
* Class E / Eco-lesson: Bowl topiary making / Children 12,000 won, Middle and high school students 14,000 won, Adults 16,000 won
* Class F / Eco-lesson: “Bear" topiary making / Children 14,000 won, Middle and high school students 16,000 won / Adults 16,000 won

* For visitors from the community centers, please call before visiting.
* Admission fee, lecture fee, text book, ecological class fee, hands-on program fee included / Weekdays: 30 people or more / fare is based on one person
* Participation fee differs from groups under 30 people during weekdays or weekends, as they are not eligible for group discount.
* How to apply for the program: Make a phone reservation at least 5 days before planned visit (Inquiries: +82-1544-6703)

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・Opening date : May, 1996

・Parking Facilities : Available

・Closed : N/A (Open year-round)

・Operating Hours : 08:30-sunset (19:00) / Lighting Festival (December 5-March 15): Sunset-21:00
※ Last admission: 1 hr before closing.

Shopping Information

* Jeongwon store (정원가게) +82-31-584-1497
* Cafeteria +82-31-585-7194
* Gift shop +82-31-585-9873
* Plants shop
* Restaurant and tea cafe
* Coffee shop +82-31-584-6704

Film Locations

* Movies: 'Letter (편지, 1997)', 'Detective K (조선명탐정, 2010)', 'Obsessed (중독, 2014)'
* Korean dramas: 'Smile Again, Dong Hae (웃어라 동해야, 2010)', 'You're Beautiful (미남이시네요, 2009)', 'A Love To Kill (이죽일놈의사랑, 2005)'
* Reality shows: 'Infinite Challenge (무한도전)'

Admission Fees

Weekends: Adults 9,000 won / Teenagers 6,500 won / Children 5,500 won / Seniors & People with Disabilities (adults) 6,000 won / People with disabilities (minors) 4,000 won
Weekdays: Adults 8,000 won / Teenagers 6,000 won / Children 5,000 won / Seniors & People with Disabilities (adults) 6,000 won / People with disabilities (minors) 4,000 won 

Weekdays: Adults 7,000 won / Teenagers 5,000 won / Children 4,000 won / Seniors & People with Disabilities (adults) 5,000 won / People with disabilities (minors) 3,500 won 

* Children: Ages 3 to Elementary School Students / Teenagers: Middle & High School Students
* Group discounts are applicable on weekdays only (Group: 30 people or more)
* Reservation not required for individual visitors.
* Proof of age identification required.
* Free admission for children ages under 3.

Parking Fees


Available Facilities

Morning Calm Gallery, History Museum, Restaurants, Wildflower Exhibition Hall, Chohwaonsil (greenhouse), Audiovisual Room, Hands-on Activity Zone, Souvenir Shop, Tea House ‘Dowon’ (herbal tea & herbal items), Coffee Shop, Cafeteria, Medical Office, Nursery (Lactation) Room, etc.

Facilities for the Handicapped

Free wheelchair rental services (ID required), reserved parking spaces, separate restrooms

Interpretation Services Offered


Reservation Info. for Foreigners

Reservations required for groups of over 30 people.



From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal take a bus bound for Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal, or take Bus No. 1330 at Cheongnyangni Transfer Center (in front of Lotte Department Store) and get off at the Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal (travel time: about 1hr 45min)
From Cheongpyeong Terminal, take Bus 31-7 to the Garden of Morning Calm. Alternatively, take the Gaypeong City Tour bus.

Cheongpyeong Station (Gyeonchun Line),  Exit 1.
Go left until you reach the 3-way intersection and turn right. Continue straight toward the Cheongpyeong Catholic Church. Pass by Cheongpyeong Elementary School, turn left, and you will see the Cheonpyeong Bus Terminal.
From Cheongpyeong Terminal, take Bus 31-7 to the Garden of Morning Calm. Alternatively, take the Gapyeong City Tour Bus.

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432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do


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