Although May is first thought as the month for families, it is also the season of roses with various meanings in the language of flowers.
Let us find out the best rose gardens hidden on every corner of Busan.
Hwamyeong Rose Park
The first place that comes to mind when people think of roses in Busan is Hwamyeong Rose Village. It is also called Hwamyeong Rose Park or Hwamyeong Rose Garden, which is a 10 min walk from Hwamyeong Station on the Busan Metro.
Hwamyeong Rose Park consists of 50 different types of roses, which have their own meanings in the language of flowers. Knowing each meaning heightens one’s appreciation for roses. Red roses mean love and passion, yellow roses symbolize friendship and eternal love, and white roses signify purity and innocence. Each rose section shows the names, colors, breeding countries, years, and types of roses, which will allow visitors to enjoy the biological information of the flowers.
While observing lotus flowers, frogs, and turtles in the pond, you can take unforgettable pictures in the photo zones in places within the rose fences. You will surely experience new pleasure in the tour around Busan.
UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea
UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea (UNMCK), which contains the graves of the fallen soldiers and war veterans from 21 participating countries in the Korean War, attracts many tourists because of its historical value. Every May, in particular, UNMCK is transformed into a rose park filled with floral fragrances, as it allows us to remember the soldiers’ and veterans’ noble sacrifice for the country. Looking at the colorful roses blooming sorrowfully between the gravestones, you may think of the cemetery’s meaning more deeply than ever.
Roses in UNMCK are not that diverse, but they feature wider and larger petals, creating different sceneries compared to other rose parks. In spring, the cherry blossoms surrounding UNMCK are in full bloom, and the chrysanthemum festival takes place in autumn. On the other hand, the botanical garden is where green plants can be observed in all seasons.
Jeonggwan Rose Park (Witgol Park/ Gumokjeong Park)
Witgol Park is another rose park that is next to the Jeonggwan Children’s Library. In spring, children alongside their mothers are often seen around the park, as they walk hand in hand. As different types of roses are scattered in the open park, it turns into a rose park, where everyone can enjoy and smell the rich fragrances of roses born on the spring breeze in May.
If you want to see more different kinds of roses, head over to Gumokjeong Park across the bridge, where you can see 144 types of roses, 32 of which were first introduced in Korea. The garden is well decorated, so you can perfectly relax with your family at the lawn square in the middle of the park. Thanks to its well-established dullegil (trail), it’s a perfect venue for strolls and outings.
The rose tunnel is one of its most popular photo zones. It is recommended to visit the park in June when the roses are in full bloom. Another way to enjoy the park is by visiting it during the evening as the lights show off a different beauty in the roses.
In May, you have opportunities to spend more time with your family.
If you have missed spring activities because of your hectic schedule, don’t worry!
The roses of Busan are waiting for you. Head out and visit the famous gardens teeming with diverse types of colorful roses that have significant meanings in the language of flowers.
1UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea, the land remembered by people all around the world
Flowers are offered to this place in June, the Memorial Month.
The floral tribute is intended to remember the fallen soldiers and war veterans during the Korean War and express a desire for a peaceful world without war.