Chloris, the goddess of flowers, crowned the rose as the queen of flowers, and May is definitely the month when the queen blooms and shines. Hwamyeong Rose Park in Busan is the place where you meet not one but 49 different types of roses.
2280, Hwamyeong-dong, Buk-gu, Busan, South Korea
Take Busan Metro (Subway) Line 2 (Green Line) and get off at Hwamyeong Station (화명/235), Exit 1 > Walk to Hwamyeong Rose Park about 650 meters (2,100 feet).
Hwamyeong Rose Park is also called Hwamyeong Rose Village (화명장미마을) or Hwamyeong Rose Garden (화명장미원). The park has 10,000 roses of 49 different types. Although the rose park is not huge in terms of sheer size, it is absolutely beautiful enough for visitors to immerse themselves in a carpet of roses. Each section has a sign for information like the names of the roses, colors, breeding countries, and more. It also has a pond with a water fountain, trails around the park, a playground for kids, and several public exercise machines.
What makes Hwamyeong Rose Park an even better place is the story of how it was created. Originally, the current location was a designated spot for a public office building based on the 2002 Hwamyeong Newtown Plan. Somehow, the space had been left empty for 10 years. The local residents started a community organization to establish a rose garden. The project started in 2013 with a budget of 500 million Korean won (about $400,000 USD) on this 18,000 square-meter land. The rest of it is history.
Sometimes one picture is worth a thousand words. Let’s take a look at pictures of the flowers and the garden.
Things To Do near Hwamyeong Rose Park
The Hwamyeong Rose Park is right next to the Busan Fishing Village Folk Museum. Also, Hwamyeong Ecological Park is across the street. You may also want to visit Hwamyeond Arboretum.
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