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Walk Among the Spring Flowers at Jeonju Arboretum

Spring is the season of flowers. It’s also the best time to pay a visit to Jeonju Sumokwon (Jeonju Arboretum), a not-for-profit installation run by the Korea Expressway Corporation with a view to restoring natural environment. This is why the arboretum is home to beautiful and endangered plant species. This week, I’ll introduce the arboretum covered with spring flowers.

Korea Expressway Corporation Arboretum (Jeonju Sumokwon)

 

Address: Bunyoungro 462-45, Deokjingu, Jeonju

Opening hours: 09:00~18:00 (March~October); 09:00~17:00 (November~February)

Entrance: no fees; closed on Mondays, Seolnal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

For those travelling to the arboretum from Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal in Geumam Square, take bus number 423, 424, 428 (takes 30~40 minutes). For those travelling from Jeonju Train Station, it takes 40~50 mins.

The parking lot and bus stop are located in front of the arboretum entrance.

The tall roadside trees are greeting me at the entrance. There are different recommended visiting routes depending on which season you visit. If you have no idea which route to take, I recommend following this guideline.

I took the “springtime” route, which takes me amongst the flowering trees and other plants. You can also learn the meaning and history of the flowers. Enjoying the spring breeze, it’s best to walk this route with the people you love.

There’s also the greenhouse, the home to the rare flowers and trees. You’ll also pass through the bamboo forest, a very ‘instagrammable’ spot. Walking on this trail while enjoying different scents of the spring flowers is very relaxing.

Children will love to run on this field. The arboretum is the best spring picnic spot for families and couples. You may also take guided tour of this place.

The pavilion overlooking the pond is a good place to rest. Keep in mind that to protect the arboretum, eating and drinking are permitted only in designated ‘picnic area (shimteo)’. Cooking, smoking, or drinking alcohol in the arboretum is prohibited.

Past the picnic area, you’ll come across the aquatic plants over the lake and the waterfall. You may also visit the mugunghwa (the national flower of Korea) garden, rose garden, and stone garden. The variety of plant species is what makes arboretum an interesting place any season you visit.

 

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  • I’ve visited this park twice now; once in the spring with all the beautiful tulips, and once in the fall with the amazing colors.

  • Lannie Alava Yun

    Love taking pictures and that bamboo forest is an awesome spot!

  • Adila Ayub

    Very beautiful scenery 👍

  • Arielle Pukanecz

    Such a beautiful place to see the spring flowers!

  • I haven’t visited this place yet, I’ll have it on my list when I visit Jeonju again! 🙂

  • Elysia Toh

    This place is beautiful!!! Wow, I imagine that there would all sorts of wildlife there, like birds and insects!! Definitely bringing all my different camera lenses to capture the beauty of this place! Thanks guys for introducing it.

  • izmirK

    A good place to relax from the bustling life of the city 🙂

  • Ada Choy

    Beautiful area! My friends and I are huge nature lovers and I’m so glad to have found a place like this in Jeonju. Can’t wait to take pictures and take strolls through here.

  • Honie Phan

    I live in Chuncheon now and have never been to Jeonju before. This post give me a lot of information about this beautiful city, cant wait visitign it soonnnnn <3

  • lesley g

    Seems like I’ll have to plan to visit this spring to see this and the cherry blossoms!

  • Bronwyn Pretorius

    Amazing!! I’ve never seen tulips in real life (shocking, I know!). I’m going to Jeonju in April ~ I hope I can visit this place!

  • John christian

    Been here in last spring! Jeonju city is so amazing in spring season. It has so many wonderful gems. I love the tulips so bad. Korea is so beautiful in this season but having to travel to this city is so amazing. Will be back here again this year!!

  • IamNaZza

    Spring is coming and I think JEONJU ARBORETUM is a must to visit during Spring.

  • Iris Jang

    Cannot believe that it’s already Spring. Coming from California where it’s summer all year long, it’s been such a joy watching the seasons change here in Korea

  • Sanel

    My boyfriend and I will be going here for our one year anniversary!!! I cant wait

  • Melissa

    Those also look beautiful~~~^^ Spring is the best season

  • Melissa

    I plan on going with my family to Jeonju soon because of the traditional feel of the city~

  • Dimas Yunianto Putro

    I like tulip flower here, so colorful and beautiful for insta photo 😀
    Let’s visit Jeonju in 2019 guys!!!

  • Narayan Risal

    unbelievable beauty of Jeonju

  • Sara Rousalova

    These flowers look so breathtaking! I hope spring weather comes fast! <3

  • Kittipot Imjard

    I had visited this place 2 years ago. worth for it!

  • Joshua Garcia

    Its a good thing that the city of jeonju offer this kind of information for the non-korean speaking expats in the country. These kind of places are almost hidden for us, wish I can go soon since spring season has just started!

    • Charles Churro Yoo

      Same I feel you

  • Victoria T

    I kind of want to get lost in there. It looks like it would be a fun adventure 🙂

  • Aysha

    Wow, I didn’t know a place like this existed in Jeonju! Thank you for sharing all this information about different places to visit in Jeonju. Perfect for a spring day trip with your friends or significant other!

  • Joshua Garcia

    ready to go this weekend, made plans with my friends.

    • Thandar Aung

      let’s go. it will be the best place to date and enjoy the beautiful view.

      • Charles Churro Yoo

        True.

  • Sugar Wong

    The flower is so colourful! I have to go with my friends!

  • Didoyah

    as a foreigner in Korea, as a flower and nature lovers i’m so grateful for this post. thanks for show this place to me

  • Didoyah

    So jeonju is my next stop!

  • Didoyah

    The picnic area catch up my attention. it must be amazing to have a picnic with friends in there

  • Ali Liffrig

    this looks absolutely gorgeous. it could be used as a background for a photoshoot

  • Daria Yu

    I wish i was in Jeonju now. Next spring I will definately go to there!!

  • A very good scenery place for family and friends to have a family day or weekend outing. Weather is getting warmer and it’s time for us to get out from the home and throw the thick jacket away to enjoy the sun and shine. The good thing is, this place suitable for all ages, such as old people can walk there as exercise spot, family outing spot, couple dating spot, teenagers school outing spot, fun running spot fot kids, etc.
    I would bring my friends along to visit this place definitely!!

  • meg123k

    Great pictures! Another place I have to check out soon!

  • Esther

    Thanks for the information. I didn’t know about this place until I read this post.
    Most people only know about the Hanok village as it is popular. Now, I shall visit this cool place too.
    Plus, there’s no entrance fee which means it’s free and I get to spend more on Makgeolli! 🙂

  • Joshua Garcia

    would love to go to that arboretum soon!

  • Possible for a riding bicycle over there?

  • Egenia H

    I can never get enough of those beautiful flowers 😱💖

  • Shana Trương

    Need to check this place out.

  • Samki Y

    There aren’t many people in the photos. Is this place a tourist hot spot? Will it be difficult to take nice photos without others photo-bombing them?

  • Qasim Sultan

    Awesome ~
    I wish I could visit it sometime

  • Joshua Garcia

    I´m packing already!

  • Veronica H. Padron

    Wow I didn’t even knew about this place! Another good point about visiting Jeonju is that the places are really close by each other, that makes it perfect for visiting different locations the same day. You can visit all tradicional Korea in a couple of days, perfect!

  • Young-Jae Cho

    What a restful area in a busy city!

  • Salma Hassanein

    So beautiful 💕 have to go once before spring ends!

  • Mahesh Shinde

    This place look very good for family picnic.i will visit there definitely.

  • Charles Churro Yoo

    Been looking for an arboretum. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Joshua Garcia

    Man I love flowers

  • Joshua Garcia

    Nothing like those pretty flowers on a sunday morning

  • This looks like a dream! So beautiful *-* Spring is, indeed, the best korean season.

  • Good spot during summer!!

  • FOC entrance!!! What you waiting for?!

  • Shielfa

    So nice to spending time on there! No fees? OMG it’s really good already! Feeling the spring time with trees and flowers So Nice👍

  • Grace S

    This is so pretty!!!!

  • The bamboo forest is really worth for instagram!!

  • The pavilion overlooking the pond is a perfect place!!

  • bora 🍓

    Jeonju truly offers everything, I can’t wait to plan and visit all the destinations recommended here.

  • Joshua Garcia

    woahhh looks at those beautiful scenarios!!!!

  • Joshua Garcia

    wish I could live in jeonju forever!

  • Kylee

    I was looking to go to an arboretum in Korea, but they dont really promote them in other cities! Thanks for the specific directions, I hope to go!

  • Joshua Garcia

    I dont wanna live without this country

  • Joshua Garcia

    In my dreams I am jeonju saram

  • Joshua Garcia

    annyeong haseyo? cho nun jeonju rul saranghaeyo

  • Joshua Garcia

    In jeonju people go to school in hanboks!

  • Joshua Garcia

    jeonju is the best place on earth!

  • Joshua Garcia

    roses are red,
    violets are blue,
    jeonju I love you

  • Nao Z

    All the nice scenery photos make me want to leave Seoul.

  • Nurseit Seitzhanov

    Just wooow, to the beauty of this place

  • Nurseit Seitzhanov

    Would amazing to visit this place with a special person

  • Nurseit Seitzhanov

    I love how people only slightly touched the nature, allowing it tu fully grow for the peoples sight

  • Pervesh Maheshwari

    wow stunning beauty..

  • I love arboretums and this one is very lovely. I’d love to visit there in order to photograph some spring blooms.

  • Grace S

    Would love to see the mugunghwa flowers!!!

  • Grace S

    I could get lost in the beauty of the nature there

  • Grace S

    This is a lovely place for a photoshoot

  • Grace S

    I like the Corporation’s idea of restoring the natural environment

  • Grace S

    The bamboo forest looks so calming

  • Grace S

    I bet families picnic here often

  • This is so breathtaking

  • Joshua Garcia

    I know about flowers and those a nice flowers

  • Joshua Garcia

    wish I lived in jeonju

  • Joshua Garcia

    please take me to this place dear jeonju nim

  • Joshua Garcia

    the best place to go is jeonju at night to see those flowers

  • Joshua Garcia

    in my life i have seen flowers in the amazon forest, but these are better

  • Joshua Garcia

    korean flowers are the best in the world

  • Joshua Garcia

    what about some jeonju flowers for my house yes

  • Joshua Garcia

    jeonju has a positive correlation with my love (r =1)

  • Joshua Garcia

    woow, wish I could be in jeonju all day long

  • Joshua Garcia

    yes, jeonju is the best

  • Joshua Garcia

    best garden in the world

  • Joshua Garcia

    wanna know if jeonju loves me as much i love her

  • Joshua Garcia

    listen tome everyone, jeonju has the best gardens ever

  • Joshua Garcia

    8 out of 10 people love jeonju

  • Joshua Garcia

    please jeonju, dont belike that to me

  • Joshua Garcia

    sprin flowers in jeonju are the best ever

  • Joshua Garcia

    in fact there is this reaserch saying that jeonju is the best place in the world according to OECD

  • Joshua Garcia

    naive people would go right to seoul skipping jeonju, but its a must to visit in korea

  • Joshua Garcia

    Can we have nice picnics here?

  • Joshua Garcia

    I want my home to be near this place to visit them every day

  • Joshua Garcia

    when I grow up I wanna be like jeonu

  • Joshua Garcia

    we can also take pictures here and upload them to IG

  • Joshua Garcia

    LISTEN, IM NOT CRAZY BUT I WANNA MARRY JEONJU IN THIS PLACE

  • Thandar Aung

    the best place to walk with ur love

  • Thandar Aung

    such a romantic place

  • Thandar Aung

    wanna make some sweet memories with lover. walking together, holding hands and talking about how pretty the view is. wow so nice

  • Nasim Reza

    The flowers of spring and the road to walk……….. Enjoy

  • Julien

    Seems like a nice trail to take it easy for a day ^^

  • MinJi Jung

    I think it’s a wonderful concept. Dojn’t forget to visit with your friends and get some lovely instagrammable moments.

  • Joshua Garcia

    greenhouse looks amazing, will be there soon

  • Joshua Garcia

    wanna go and have some picnic lunch

  • Joshua Garcia

    that pond is so beautiful, need go now

  • Joshua Garcia

    tell me if you are not in love with that place, wooow, just wow

  • Joshua Garcia

    taking pictures in that bamboo forest could be amazing

  • Joshua Garcia

    some nice cake there to eat togethe with my friends seems like a good plan

  • Joshua Garcia

    also i wanna see the mugunghwa flowers!

  • Joshua Garcia

    wanna craft hanji in the forrest and drink magkeolli here

  • Joshua Garcia

    my mothers likes these kind of scenarios, wish she was here to see it

  • Joshua Garcia

    this is it, i need to go there right now!

  • Joshua Garcia

    those flowers are so nice, man

  • Joshua Garcia

    WE ALL NEED TO GO HERE, NOWWW

  • Joshua Garcia

    I CAN GO TOJEONJU JUST TO LOOK AT THOSE FLOWERS

  • Joshua Garcia

    THERE IS NOTHING ELSE I WANT MORE THAN VISITING JEOJU

  • Joshua Garcia

    THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO IN JEONJU, REALLY

  • Cindy Clarissa

    So pretty!

  • Cindy Clarissa

    Will bring my boyfriend here

  • Cindy Clarissa

    Looking at this place makes me want to go for a picnic!

  • Cindy Clarissa

    the place looks so peaceful

  • Cindy Clarissa

    I would love to visit this place!

  • Cindy Clarissa

    It would be more pretty with cherry blossoms

  • Joshua Garcia

    super pretty place to go

  • Joshua Garcia

    will come with my gf someday soon

  • Joshua Garcia

    i really will go to a picnic here with my firends

  • Joshua Garcia

    tumbs up if you will come here

  • Joshua Garcia

    best moemnt to come is the cherry blossom season

  • Joshua Garcia

    for real what a better place to experience nature than jeonju

  • Joshua Garcia

    there is doubt that jeonju has the best places to go around

  • Joshua Garcia

    korea has the best places to visit

  • Joshua Garcia

    jeonju is such a nice city, it has everything

  • Joshua Garcia

    arboretum is LIT

  • Tetiana Slusar

    Spring has come! Your photos are so refreshing! This arboretum seems to be a great place to spend time at and to recharge! Thanks for sharing!

  • Thandar Aung

    best place to healing

  • Thandar Aung

    wanna go for release stress

  • Thandar Aung

    we should enjoy the amazing view like jeonju

  • Wow that definitely looks like a must visit. Surprised I haven’t heard of it before.

  • John John

    Are there a lot of flowers maybe aside from tulips?

  • John John

    This looks like a great spot to go with the kids. Hope they like flowers as much as I do

  • Joshua Garcia

    So pretty man I wantto go

  • Joshua Garcia

    Take me here place gf

  • Joshua Garcia

    Can we have picnics here

  • Joshua Garcia

    Are these flowers still here during spring?

  • Joshua Garcia

    Gotta go and take some pics

  • Joshua Garcia

    My gf so this and wanna go together by my wife saw it and she wanna go as well

  • Joshua Garcia

    I hope all these things are still here next year when I go to jeonju

  • Joshua Garcia

    Best place for healing your mind

  • Joshua Garcia

    Need to go asap

  • Joshua Garcia

    My family wanna go here and take my grandma

  • Palagani