Goyang Flower festival

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Spring is all about flowers in Korea. The weather is warm with a pleasant cold tinge, birds are back and the flowers are in full bloom in myriad colors! Perfect time to walk with friends in a field of tulips or hand in hand with the loved one under the cherry blossoms or to click away at the gorgeous blooms with yourself in between. Goyang Horticultural Festival is one beautiful place to do just all of that!

Located close to the Ilsan lake, about an hour’s ride on the subway from Itaewon, Seoul, is the Goyang festival. The subway station to look out for is Jeongbalsan on the orange line bound for Daehwa. The horticultural festival, with all the white tents can be easily spotted from the exit 1 and is around 5-10minutes walk from the station.
—-Koreabridge Edit—–
Official Website at: http://www.flower.or.kr/eng/overview/overview07.php

Spring is all about flowers in Korea. The weather is warm with a pleasant cold tinge, birds are back and the flowers are in full bloom in myriad colors! Perfect time to walk with friends in a field of tulips or hand in hand with the loved one under the cherry blossoms or to click away at the gorgeous blooms with yourself in between. Goyang Horticultural Festival is one beautiful place to do just all of that!

Located close to the Ilsan lake, about an hour’s ride on the subway from Itaewon, Seoul, is the Goyang festival. The subway station to look out for is Jeongbalsan on the orange line bound for Daehwa. The horticultural festival, with all the white tents can be easily spotted from the exit 1 and is around 5-10minutes walk from the station.
—-Koreabridge Edit—–
Official Website at: http://www.flower.or.kr/eng/overview/overview07.php
April 27~May 12, 2013
More info at the bottom of this post. 

 

Entrance to the International Goyang festival in Korea
 

The Africa Exhibit in the Goyang festival
The Africa Exhibit of the festival. There were exhibits depicting all the other continents too! 
Pretty passage ways decorated with flowers
There were pretty pathways all decorated with flowers 

And many decorations with flowers
And many decorations made with flowers

Korean family selling veggies
Adding more interest to the displays by depicting scenes from a Korean day

Photo opportunities galore in korea
Pretty places for photo ops! I just discovered the Korean Kraze for pretty backdrops for the pictures they take!

airplants in bubbles
This looked right out off a sci-fi movie. Airplants hanging in glass bubbles. Very pretty and very interesting

colorful cactii
I never knew cactus comes in such colors! Wow.  More budding cactii pics here.

More displays of the airplants
Airplants dont need soil or water to grow. They can be pretty display pieces and easy to maintain. and hard to kill.
Clean, clear Ilsan lake
Clean Ilsan lake with cherry blossom petals.

The tulip exhibit
Tulips come in so many different colors!

Cactus in different shapes and colors
Cactus come in strikingly different colors and shapes too!

The farmer's market section of the fair
My favorite section- The farmer’s market. 

Yellow cactus, anyone?
This was my favorite! Yellow cactus.
Framed plant!
Framed plant. Which can be watered 🙂

cute carry case for the purchase!
Cute carry case for the flowery purchase!
 

The welcome display
This wel”C”ome display reminded me of Aiyannar statues in my hometown

Crashed Eagle restaurant
I spotted this very close to the entrance of the Goyang fair. Crashed Eagle-Aircraft Restaurant?

공식행사

Category Admission
Single 6,000won
Group 5,000won
  • Group : More than 10 people
  • Only can be purchased at ticket booth. (Contact 031-908-7642~3)

Indoor Exhibition

National Pavilions, World Flower Pavilion I, II, Flower Art Pavilion、
Flower Export Pavilion, Eco Pavilion, Rare Plants Pavilion, New varieties Flower Pavilion, Goyang Special Pavilion

Outdoor Exhibition

Goyang 600th Anniversary Garden, World Flower Garden, Hanging Flower Garden, Bulb Garden, Healing Garden,
Panorama Garden, Urban Agricultural Garden, Rural House Garden, Green City Garden, Eco-Recycling Zone

Various Flower Cultural Events

  • The 15th IHK Flower Design Contest : (preliminary contest) – April 28 (Final contest) – May 3
  • The 14th Traditional Flower Arrangement Contest : May 2
  • Preserved Flower Cup Contest : May 1
  • Flower Demonstration : Every weekends during IHK2013 periods
  • Korea Traditional Dress Parade : April 27, April 28, May 5

※ Schedule can be changed by the organizer

Performance

  • Flower Market, Horticulture Experience Event
  • Stage Events : Various cultural art show & event
  • Street Event : Flower Photo Girl, Flower Boat Parade, Korean Traditional Game

 



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